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Zalman CNPS11X Extreme

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Overall 8

Expert Review

29 October 2011
  • Summary: The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is equipped with one 120mm PWM fan that rotates at 1000-1950RPM and moves air through a pair of thin aluminum fin towers set at 80-degress to each other. Five 6mm diameter composite wick heatpipes conduct heat from the copper base plate to the twin 100mm fin stacks.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Tweak Town
8 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Last I remember from Zalman, I was testing the CNPS10X coolers, of which there were four versions in total - two of which I got to look at personally. There was the Performa and the Extreme , both of which were typical tower based designs with a top cover and other tricks specific to the series. The cooler we are about to see takes on some of the attributes of these coolers, but harks back to the CNPS7 series of coolers for its outer appearance.
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Overall 7

Zalman CNPS11X Review

maximum pc
18 July 2011
  • Summary: Flying V: Great guitar. Gimmicky hockey maneuver. Underwhelming cooling configuration
  • Pros: Decent looks; included resistor cable.
  • Cons: Expensive; loud; outperformed by cheaper coolers.
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Zalman CNPS11X Tower CPU Cooler Review

Legit Reviews
18 May 2011

Black Pearl: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme Cooler Review

X-bit labs
13 May 2011
  • Summary: Unusual V-shaped heatsink, modest size, light weight and… outstanding cooling efficiency! Is it possible? If you have $89.99 to spare, then it is totally possible. The question is, will it be popular at this price point?
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Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Secrets
9 May 2011
  • Summary: The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme was made to be a lighweight high-end CPU cooler. However, there is a contradiction between those two statements because an air cooler must be heavy to be powerful. So, the CNPS11X Extreme didn't show the same performance level as the huge top-shelf coolers with which we are comparing it. In general, this cooler is a good one. It looks nice, mainly when turned on, with the blue LEDs in the fan.
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Expert Review

Tweak News
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Zalman really has it going on with the new 11X Extreme. The five composite heatpipes and the innovative design allow its fan to provide some excellent cooling with very reasonable acoustics. Really, the only complaint I have about the 11X is the mounting solutions. While the cooler is very secure with this mounting scheme, I miss the ease with which most previous Zalman coolers could be installed, even inside the case.
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Zalman CNPS11X Extreme Review

15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This is our first outing with Zalman and with it brings many different feelings and expectations. So how was our first experience with this well-established brand? The X11 Extreme is offers a unique visual appearance, its distinctive looks certainly separate it from other coolers on the market. Adopting a ‘V’ shape and having the cooling fan already attached is not only makes life easier but also offers excellent clearance for taller DRAM.
  • Pros: + Great performance, + Nice aesthetics, + Low-noise, + Excellent thermal paste supplied
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Zalman CNPS11X Extreme

21 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Unser Fazit gegenüber dem neuen CNPS11X Extreme von Zalman fällt am Ende dieses Tests leider etwas getrübt aus. So geben sich die Koreaner zwar alle Mühe, Kühler zu entwickeln, welche sich zumindest etwas aus der Masse abheben, können bei der Kühlleistung mit der starken Konkurrenz aber nicht mehr mithalten. Auch die Montage geht nicht ganz so einfach von der Hand wie beispielsweise bei Prolimatech, Thermalright oder Noctua.
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Expert Review

29 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Man kan köpa den här CPU-kylaren för runt 50 $ vilket är ett skapligt pris eftersom Noctuas kylare kostar en hel del mer. 7X å andra sidan presterar utmärkt och eftersom man kan köpa den för 30 $ kan det vara värt att ta en titt på den. Sammantaget presterade den dock bra och den är mycket tyst också, jag hörde inget buller eller vibrationer från fläkten och den enda nackdel jag hittade var att installationsproceduren är lite klumpig, jag kan faktiskt gå så långt som att...
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