The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX is a very beautiful cooler, moving apart from the ubiquitous "tower" design, giving your computer a unique looks. Its fan has discrete red LEDs (it can also come with blue LEDs), which you can barely see during day time, but it doesn’t glow too much in dark enviroments.
Besides being a very nice-looking CPU cooler, its strong point is its performance, on the same level of the best air coolers we tested to date. And, better than that, the CNPS9900 MAX was less noisy than competing products.
The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX is beautiful, relatively quiet, and has an impressive performance, deserving the Hardware Secrets Golden Award.