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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [11.25.05]


CPU Coolers

For the silent enthusiast: Zalman CNPS9500

There is no question that when it comes to silent cooling, nobody does it better than Zalman. And with the CNPS9500, they have outdone themselves. It is the most compatible silent CPU cooler Zalman has come up with, and is capable of easily taming hot Prescotts and dual core CPUs without creating much noise. If you are unsure of compatiblity, but still want to get a silent cooler that is most likely going to fit, this is the one for you.

For the watercooling n00b: Cooler Master Aquagate Mini R120

If you have a buddy who marvels over your intricate watercooling setup, but you know that he will blow something up if he tries it himself, the Aquagate II is a solution worth looking into. As we told you in our review, the Aquagate is a fully pre-assembled watercooler - absolutely no pouring or air bleeding is required! This is a low maintenance setup, and performs great too.