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Zalman  CNPS10X OPTIMA
8.7 out of 10

Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA

Great Deal: $42.95

Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA

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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality control

Casey D., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Zalman tech support didn't seem very professional and the whole idea of tech support to them appears very barebones.
  • Pros: Looks like it would work well if I ever got the right hardware.
  • Cons: Unit came missing a nut for the motherboard backplate. Called tech support. They were going to send the part "Priority" shipping. It arrived over a week later with the wrong hardware in the bag. Contacted NewEgg for an RMA. Never buying from Zalman again.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Dong W., Newegg
1 July 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Fan died after two months.

John C., Newegg
15 April 2015
  • Summary: Not a terrible cooler, but have a backup fan ready to go, or go with another brand with better fan reliability.
  • Pros: Reasonably cheap, quieter than the stock cooler while it lasted, cooled better than the stock cooler. Easy to replace the fan with the included clips.
  • Cons: The fan began making faint noise after about a month, then ratcheted it up to a steady and annoying drone over the course of the next month. Replaced the fan with a 10-year-old Sunbeam fan, instant improvement. For a product whose main draw is the quietness of its fan, this was very disappointing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Okay Product/ Terrible Company

Nicholas D., Newegg
12 April 2015
  • Summary: The Unit is large and the included thermal grease was cheap, I used Arctic Silver instead, Fan is noisy, and I put a second 120mm on there so it did drop my temps by 10 Celsius, I was very disappointed with the company denying my rebate.
  • Pros: Good Heat Sink Cheap
  • Cons: Noisy Fan Dishonest Company
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Overall 4
4.0

Look OK, bad performance

Georgi P., Newegg
8 April 2015
  • Summary: Would have been great. guess i got a bad one :(
  • Pros: Looks nice Great airflow Cheap
  • Cons: Heatpipes dont contact CPU, There is about a 2mm gap between the pipe and the CPU, I was thermal throttling an FX 6300 running TeamFortress 2, Not demanding by any stretch of the imagination.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice and heavy.

Don M., Newegg
6 April 2015
  • Summary: I didn't know what to do with the air space between the heat pipes. I ended up placing thermal paste on each heat pipe separately. The cons only detract a little. Overall, I'm happy with this product.
  • Pros: Solid build. Direct contact heat pipes. Compatible with many skt types.
  • Cons: There is considerable air space between heat pipes. Perhaps as much as 25% total area of air between heat pipes. Directions are occasionally difficult to understand depending on your skt type.
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Overall 10
10

Zalman Quality

Tom T., Newegg
14 February 2015
  • Summary: I love Zalman coolers, they fit everything from old Phenoms to Devils Canyon, I own 3 and counting!!
  • Pros: Awesome price for the quality. Typical temps from a tower cooler. Cools my FX-4170 nicely. Easy installation on AM3+.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Matthew C., Newegg
10 February 2015
  • Summary: These guys complaining about this cooler blocking ram slots aren't installing it right. If it blocks a ram slot horizontally, install it vertically. It fits fine so long as your case is big enough and you aren't actually paying for microatx boards. Nobody should be doing that. Stop it.
  • Pros: Be warned, this cooler is huge. I was actually joking with my friend while unboxing the parts to build this new machine about how the processor was the size of the entire box, or the ram was several inches wide, and then he pulled this cooler out its box and it really was the size of the entire b...
  • Cons: The fan is very cheap. Mine started making noise barely two days after I installed it. Luckily, it's a standard 120mm case fan secured with a couple of clips and I have a few of those laying around.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
9 February 2015
  • Pros: very good cooling...with prime95 for about 8hours my oc Q9300 3.4GHz max temp 68c
  • Cons: very annoying sound of the cooler fan...think about it before you buy this one
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Overall 4
4.0

Good till the fan goes.

Yu K., Newegg
6 February 2015
  • Pros: It quiet till the fan goes.
  • Cons: After the fan goes, the thing rattles the entire case. Also the heatsink is large, it blocks one of my ram slots.
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