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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
6.6 out of 10

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

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Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Secrets
10 August 2010
  • Summary: The Zalman CNPS10X cooler family is really a great team. As with the and the that we have already reviewed, the CNPS10X Performa is an excellent cooler, justifying its name. It performed practically as well as the CNPS10X Extreme.
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Overall 9
9.4

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Tweak Town
25 March 2010
  • Excerpt: There is an old adage that if you can't run with the big dogs you need to stay on the porch. Zalman claims Alpha status and leads the way.
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Overall 10
10

Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler Review

ThinkComputers
10 March 2010
  • Summary: Conclusions The Zalman 10X Performa had no problem whatsoever keeping the hot temps of the 130 watt Core i7 920 to manageable levels. The 10X Extreme remains the best air cooler I’ve used with the i7 920, and the Performa was only three degrees higher.
  • Pros: – Fairly low profile for a 120mm tower, – Low speed adapter has large 1 Watt resistor, – Excellent performance, comparable with the 10X Extreme, – Costs $25 less than the 10X Extreme
  • Cons: – None
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

FrostyTech
6 March 2010
  • Summary: Zalman's CNPS10X Performa is standard in most other respects. It's equipped with a 120mm PWM fan that ranges in speed from 900RPM to 1350RPM with the RC24P PWM-resistor attached, 2000RPM under full power.
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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme & CNPS10X Flex

Bjorn3d.com
5 February 2010
  • Conclusion: Quite often, the CPU is near the top of the price list on a computer. Keeping that CPU running at safe temperatures at stock speeds is often done by using an OEM heatsink and fan combination.
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Overall 9
8.7

Expert Review

FrostyTech
3 January 2010
  • Summary: Zalman's CNPS10X Extreme fulfills both roles pretty well care of a cleverly integrated PWM fan speed controller in the top part of the fan shroud. Do nothing and the CNPS10X Extreme's 120mm fan will fall under BIOS control, automatically scaling fan speed from 1000RPM to 2150RPM as needed.
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Tweak News
24 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The Zalman CNPS10X Extreme cpu cooler is the best built processor cooler I have had on my test bench to date. With top notch materials, build quality, feature set coupled with excellent performance, this great looking cooler should be on any buyer's short list.
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Red&Blackness
3 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Zalman has done it again, this cooler performs excellent like the previous high end coolers from Zalman. It has a fan controller which makes it very easy to turn on more speed on the fan if you are going to play or if the computer gets unstable.
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ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme

Metku Mods
23 October 2009
  • Conclusion: With the CNPS10X range Zalman made a large leap from the flower-design to the more conventional tower design, and it seems to have paid out. The performance sure is up to the competition and the outlooks are plain beautiful.
  • Pros: Fan controller, Performance, Looks
  • Cons: Installation could be easier, Replacing the fan is difficult
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Overall 7
7.0

Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme

maximum pc
14 October 2009
  • Excerpt: The Zalman CNPS line (especially the long-lived 9000 series) is known for its distinctive copper-finned air coolers, which are nearly always organized in a circular pattern around the fan. This arrangement worked well for a long time, with the CNPS9700 and 9900 garnering rave reviews in these pages.
  • Pros: Good looks, variable-speed fan controller.
  • Cons: Bigger, more expensive, and not quite as effective as its peers. No multi-fan support.
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