FrostyTech tests out one of the biggest, coppery-ist, and quietest heatsinks in the Zalman stables; the massive
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu heatsink. Like most Zalman coolers it is squarely aimed at low noise operation.
"The CNPS7700-Cu is an
extension of the CNPS7000-Cu series, though it is about 30mm larger in
total diameter, and weighs in at a hefty 918 grams. The heatsink is
compatible with socket 478 & 775 Intel Pentium and Core 2 Duo
processors, and socket 754/939/940 & AM2 AMD Athlon64 chips.
Zalman assemble the CNPS7700-Cu heatsink from about 60 individual copper
fins which are joined together at the center; the metal fins are compressed
under great pressure and bolted firmly together to create the resulting
heatsink shape, sort of like advanced origami. "