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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
6.4 out of 10

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

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Overall 9

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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

Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler Review

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

Zalman CNPS10X Performa Heatsink Review

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

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

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Heatsink Review

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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Expert Review

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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Expert Review

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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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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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler

19 September 2009
  • Summary: Zalman has always been known for having some very unique looking coolers, and when I saw the press release for the CNPS10X Extreme cooler I was a little puzzled at their decision to join all the other aftermarket cooling companies who have gone to the heatpipe tower cooler design, however when the...
  • Pros: Great Performance, High Quality Construction, Auto and Manual Fan Control, Intel i7 and i5 Compatible
  • Cons: Nothing Major
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Zalman CNPS10X Quiet & Extreme CPU Coolers

OverClock Intelligence Agency
10 September 2009
  • Summary: Two things Zalman is best known for, and what their products seldom fail to excel at, are quality and noise prevention. The CNPS10X Quiet and Extreme CPU coolers are no exception to this. Just handling these units you can tell they are well made.
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