Summary: The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler that supports Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The CNPS11X Performa stands 154mm tall so it should fit in most mid-tower cases and weighs 450 grams.
Conclusion: You can pick this cpu cooler up for around 50$ which is a decent price since the Noctua costs quite a bit more. The 7X on the other hand performs excellent and since you can pick it up for 30$ it might be worth a look. Overall though it performed well and it’s very quiet also.
Summary: The performance of the Zalman CNPS11X Performa is excellent for a cooler of this weight and size; it is also quiet and beautiful.
In our system, it performed better than the
, which may sound a little strange because the Extreme is probably priced higher, but perhaps the direct touch heatpipes...