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Zalman CNPS14X
8.2 out of 10

Zalman CNPS14X

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Overall 2
2.0

BEWARE! DO NOT BUY!

JAMES L., Newegg
30 April 2015
  • Summary: I have owned over 6 CPU fans from Zalman, and this is the worst designed product I have seen from Zalman. Shame on you.
  • Pros: Quiet.
  • Cons: The installation requires access to the underside of the motherboard. Therefore, to install this CPU fan will require a new build or complete disassembly of your system. My situation was the later, which I find totally unacceptable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful Decision

Alexander N., Newegg
9 April 2015
  • Summary: Maybe AMD users will have better experiences. Maybe some Intel users will have better experiences. Maybe I'm just not the brightest person on the planet.
  • Pros: Looks great. If installed properly, will most likely keep CPU cooled.
  • Cons: Although I followed the provided instructions I couldn't install this cooler into my lga 1150 socket motherboard - the provided screws were not long enough to reach the provided nuts, and attempting to screw the cooler into the board (very slowly, less than a mm at a time at alternating corners) ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Missing accessories???

Chenhao X., Newegg
1 April 2015
  • Pros: I don't have a chance to test the cooler
  • Cons: It is missing accessories!!!! Only cooler is inside the box, where are the brackets and screws??? Where is the QC? Where are my screws and brackets??? I emailed zalman and hopefully they get back to me soon
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Overall 2
2.0

Harmfull Heatsink

Sebastien D., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: Would not buy this again. Get another heatsink model.
  • Pros: Does a very good job for cooling.
  • Cons: Very hard to install due to large size. The space left beside RAM is 1 mm or less. Got problem on startup of my mobo because the screws were too tight. Nightmare if you have to install this twice.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very poor design

Nelson Q., Newegg
25 April 2013
  • Summary: I gave this a one star because the oversight of screws being too short to comfortable catch should have been such an obvious "Dah". If this is the typical careless workmanship of Zalman, then I will most definitely cross this name off the list of potential brands I will ever purchase.
  • Pros: Looks like it might be a decent heatsink if I can actualy get the thing mounted.
  • Cons: Very poorly thought out mounting. All they would need to do is offer screw a couple mm longer. Need to apply excessive pressure on the motherboard to try and get a couple threads to catch on the mounting bracket. Attempting to mount this could potentially damage your motherboard because of the ex...
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Overall 2
2.0

Putrid Design

Walter K., Newegg
21 January 2013
  • Summary: Do not buy this product - It is a means to torture the innocent and is probably harmfull to global warming and the health of future generations.
  • Pros: Yuk - Do not open - return for credit immediately.
  • Cons: Can not be installed on a 1155 Z77 socket. The brackets do not come close enough to the board. In addition it is literally impossible to reach the screw heads and tighten the screrws with the CPU Cooler in place over the socket. They should check out the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Series which allow...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

Big Rob, memoryexpress.com
13 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought this over the Noctua, boy was I wrong. It's going in the garbage.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Doesn't Fit
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Overall 2
2.0

Своих денег стоит, но нужно примерять.

i8086, Onliner
29 September 2013
  • Summary: Купил. Поставил (без слез не расскажешь). На "S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Зов Припяти" i5-3570 охлаждает без вентилятора (не подключал). Но... - На материнке Asus P5Z77-V LK (http://catalog.onliner.by/asus/p8z77vlk/) высокопрофильная память Crucial Ballistix Elite...
  • Pros: В техническом смысле безукоризнен. Цена - приемлемая.
  • Cons: Из-за габаритов - проблемы с установкой.
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