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Zalman CNPS14X

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Zalman CNPS14X

22 July 2013
  • Summary: Zalman's CNPS14X CPU cooler was, while not the quietest in my tests, far from noisy, but its low noise levels are perhaps its best feature. Many users want quiet but powerful systems, and the CNPS14X certainly helps fill that role by being a quiet CPU cooler. The option of adding two more fans to further increase cooling performance is great. Performance gains from an additional two fans, while not always consistent, can be staggeringly large.
  • Pros: Quiet, Option for up to three fans, Performance with three fans is good, Quality thermal grease included
  • Cons: Price to performance is lackluster, Troublesome to install, Lacks extra fans, Installation manual unclear
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Expert Review

8 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This cooler performed very well, the CNPS14X is really something to look into if you can afford it. The pricetag is not horrible since you can pick it up for 55$ at Newegg when this review is written.
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Overall 8

Zalman CNPS14X Review

maximum pc
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Installing the Zalman CNPS14X CPU cooler is sort of like doing P90X exercises—there’s a possibility of extreme discomfort, but if you’re tough enough to bear the burden, you will ultimately see good results. The reason the installation is so painful is not so much the size of the cooler—we’ve installed coolers larger than this before without resorting to profanity—it’s the construction of the cooler and fan, which dictates the installation process.
  • Pros: Cools well; quiet; extra fans can be added.
  • Cons: Painful install; performance not much better than cheaper Hyper 212 Evo.
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Overall 9

Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler Review

X-bit labs
1 November 2012
  • Summary: Having skipped the 13th cooler series for understandable reasons, Zalman continues their product like with the 14th series of products and namely with the new CNPS14X model.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

13 October 2012
  • Summary: In any event, the stock Zalman CNPS14X heatsink comes with a single 120mm PWM fan nestled away in the center of two aluminum fin towers. The 120mm fan runs at 1350-900RPM and the two towers are connected to a copper base plate by no less than six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes.
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Zalman CNPS 14X Review

7 December 2012
  • Excerpt: When we think of Zalman coolers we perhaps first call to mind the horizontal cylinder types, often respledant in their natural copper, or perhaps the smaller "top down" rose style coolers.  But that's not to say that Zalman don't do the "Big twin stack" type cooler, or for that matter sealed unit water coolers.
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Zalman CNPS14X — установил и забыл

12 September 2012
  • Summary: Zalman CNPS14X — отменный кулер с очень высоким уровнем эффективности охлаждения, сочетающимся со сравнительно невысокой стоимостью. Если посмотреть на цены четырёх суперкулеров, стоящих в нашей «табели о рангах» выше CNPS14X, то все они превышают рекомендованные 54,99 доллара США, которые просят за Zalman. Поэтому новинку можно назвать удачным выбором как для оверклокеров, так и для обычных пользователей, которым по каким-то причинам необходимо .
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