Zerotherm's ZT-10D is a fine example of what we are looking for in a high performance cooler. Good looks and excellent thermal cooling performance is always a winner in our book. Zerotherm did great job in making the ZT-10D one of the best looking coolers on the market. The black plating allows the ZT-10D to stand above the rest when igniting the visual testing.
Contributing to the ZT-10D's exceptional cooling ability comes down to a few things. The first would the thinner than normal aluminum fins, a total 47 of them. The second would be the larger diameter heat pipes. At 8mm it is hard to find a cooler with larger heat pipes. The last would be the smooth and flat copper base which help make the best possible contact with the CPU. All of these features lead to a cooler that should, if given the chance, be a good contender to all the other big boys out there.
Zerotherm decided to not include fans with this cooler, which is normal by today’s standards as more and more coolers come without any. Many would say it is to give the buyer chance to pick their own performance preference, which if you do have a particular fan you'd rather use anyways this helps keep the cost to the consumer down. And no one can complain about that!