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    To be honest I'm not surprised. I always felt like they made nice looking.... piles of crap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by n00b 0f l337 View Post
    To be honest I'm not surprised. I always felt like they made nice looking.... piles of crap.
    That about sums it up. I bought some of their older heatsinks, and while they looked really flashy and stylish, they frankly didn't perform nearly as well as the (significantly) cheaper coolermaster products I later replaced them with.
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    Zalman had nice finishing skills, the products looked good.
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    Surprised they didn't go bankrupt long ago when everyone abandoned them and bought Thermalright coolers.

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    Their products were relevant for most of 2003, and even partially into 2004!
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    RIP

    Always thought they were a bit overpriced for their performance.

    My Zalman 5.1 headphones still work well, though they need new ear cups soon and I'm not sure where to get replacements - if there even are any
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    Not surprised, last time I remember buying a Zalman product was when S939 Dual Cores were still top of the pile and even then I bought their stuff because it looked good rather than because it was the best performance.

    Feels like they haven't released anything even vaguely tempting for ages.

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    They were still making stuff? Gosh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iddqd View Post
    Their products were relevant for most of 2003, and even partially into 2004!
    ZM-80 with cable tied fans on both sides was awesome for oc'ing gpus back then

    (for the young ones, link what cooler I'm talking about)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    My Zalman 5.1 headphones still work well, though they need new ear cups soon and I'm not sure where to get replacements - if there even are any
    Mine lost it's front and whoofer for a short time ago . Maybe I can fix it.

    I had a cnps 6500 cu for my p4 2.0 a which was a very very good cooler since then I never had a Zalman cooler but always loved them.


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    Maybe their sales weren't that great but it was a corporate scam that led to this.
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    My vf-900 was one of the best VGA coolers of the time.
    Originally Posted by motown_steve
    Every genocide that was committed during the 20th century has been preceded by the disarmament of the target population. Once the government outlaws your guns your life becomes a luxury afforded to you by the state. You become a tool to benefit the state. Should you cease to benefit the state or even worse become an annoyance or even a hindrance to the state then your life becomes more trouble than it is worth.

    Once the government outlaws your guns your life is forfeit. You're already dead, it's just a question of when they are going to get around to you.

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    I really like the CNPS10X heatsinks but they're not really any different fundamentally than other heatsinks on the market.
    I have a Zalman clip-on mic that was really good for $6.

    I'm surprised they survived so long because it didn't look like their market share was very good, but this conspiracy is pretty sad.
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    It's too bad someone didn't buy them out, if not for their finish quality, as others have said.

    Imagine the bling on high end heatsinks.


    All that said, I bought 2 Zalman heatsinks in the last few years because the price was good for what I needed (non-OC'd cooling). I guess I'll be looking for sites liquidating zalman sinks, if that even plays out.
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    cnps9500 I think that was the funky round one that was out around the time of the first core2 cpus. Now this got me curious to look up some of the other manus like scythe, thermalright, etc.
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    Originally Posted by motown_steve
    Every genocide that was committed during the 20th century has been preceded by the disarmament of the target population. Once the government outlaws your guns your life becomes a luxury afforded to you by the state. You become a tool to benefit the state. Should you cease to benefit the state or even worse become an annoyance or even a hindrance to the state then your life becomes more trouble than it is worth.

    Once the government outlaws your guns your life is forfeit. You're already dead, it's just a question of when they are going to get around to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcape View Post
    cnps9500 I think that was the funky round one that was out around the time of the first core2 cpus. Now this got me curious to look up some of the other manus like scythe, thermalright, etc.
    CNPS 9500 AT was the cooler I used for my E6600, those were the days.

    It's sad to see them go from a nostalgic perspective, but to be honest I haven't bought any of their products in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordEC911 View Post
    Thanks for the post.

    Should be interesting to see how all of this turns out. How is Zalman doing as a company?
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    This kind of makes me sad. I didn't really care for their products BUT it's one of the names I first took notice of when I was about 13 years old, 16 years ago when I first got into computers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Synthetickiller View Post
    Thanks for the post.

    Should be interesting to see how all of this turns out. How is Zalman doing as a company?
    According to wiki, they defaulted on a loan at the end of Oct '14.
    Didn't really look too hard though so there might be more to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiki
    On 30 October 2014, it was reported that Zalman had defaulted on a large loan amounting to over 3 million won.[3] Following this, the company applied for "initiation of corporate turnaround process".[4] This means the company is attempting to return itself to solvency.
    Originally Posted by motown_steve
    Every genocide that was committed during the 20th century has been preceded by the disarmament of the target population. Once the government outlaws your guns your life becomes a luxury afforded to you by the state. You become a tool to benefit the state. Should you cease to benefit the state or even worse become an annoyance or even a hindrance to the state then your life becomes more trouble than it is worth.

    Once the government outlaws your guns your life is forfeit. You're already dead, it's just a question of when they are going to get around to you.

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    Yep. Bankruptcy does not always mean the company dissolves.
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    Yep, what was it called in America? Chapter 11 Bankruptcy I think.

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