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Zalman CNPS14X
7.8 out of 10

Zalman CNPS14X

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS14X

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Overall 6
6.0

No pain no gain

Jun D., Newegg
27 April 2015
  • Summary: Patience
  • Pros: Good quality, cheap price(I bought it for $10)
  • Cons: 1. The extra portion on the plate designed for AMD is blocking the RAM slot on my Intel board. I have to manually bent that part to fix the issue. 2. Need to take the whole MB out to install the product. 3. The screws are extremely hard to install. And the screws are too short. I end up taking th...
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Overall 6
6.0

Worth it for $10.00

Samir F., Newegg
4 April 2015
  • Summary: For $10, I can't really complain about performance. You get what you pay for. I can't give more than 3 stars because how hard the installation process was.
  • Pros: Price: Paid $10 after coupon and rebate Performance: Yes, it does work better than stock cooler by decreasing temperature by 5-7C while idle. I haven't had a chance to put it under stress or overclock my cpu yet. I didn't really notice increase or decrease in noise level which is a good thing, I ...
  • Cons: Installation: I usually don't write product reviews and only reason I'm writing this review is because I feel obligated to warn others about how hard it is to install this cooler even on ATX tower. I wouldn't make my worst enemy go through the installation process. If you are thinking about buyin...
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Overall 6
6.0

Installation is just pain

CHUN L., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Summary: I wonder what kind of school the designer went to. Or may be they hired a "smart" person to do the job. I mean, did the designer ever try to install that thing by himself? Did he ever try to install other brand HS? Really?.
  • Pros: It's huge and comes with 6 heat pipes It's 10 bucks only It does with it does. 5~7C lower than Hyper 212 plus. 212 plus: 1045T 3.2Ghz. idle 32. Loading: 55C This: idle 33. Loading 47. Still quiet .
  • Cons: The fan is not controlled by the MB quiet fan function no matter how hard I try to adjust it. That thermal compound sucks. Use Arctic Silver 5 instead.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Daniel S., Newegg
11 December 2013
  • Pros: It is good cooler. It has good huge and fit my case.
  • Cons: Can not be installed on a 1155 Z77 socket. That is hard for very careful CPU. It is huge and can't fit my high ram. I have to put one fan on left.
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Overall 6
6.0

The rebate never come...

JORGE L., Newegg
22 July 2013
  • Summary: i don't recommended this product to any one.
  • Pros: nice looks
  • Cons: -i never received the rebate -be patient while install, 2, 3 hours depends on mobo -you'll probably need a huge desktop case because of the size of the cooler -there is not way to contact them
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Overall 6
6.0

Update to Poor Design

Nelson Q., Newegg
19 May 2013
  • Summary: To put a flawed product on the market that would take very little $$ to correct in exchange for negative image/feedback to me is not worth the $$ saved. Especially since this is such an excellent heat-sink/cooler that preforms above any other heat-sink I have ever used could have "put a feather in...
  • Pros: This is a long overdue update to my prior review. Can not give more then 3 eggs due to the poor design, but now that I have it mounted and been running for almost a month, I can say it is excellent as far as cooling. Very quiet, almost silent, even with an additional 140mm fan mounted. I moved fr...
  • Cons: Still the fact that if the mounting screws where a few threads too short to make this a comfortable install. Such a simple fix that Zalman should have seen before even putting this on the market, or they did see and just neglected to supply more correct mounting screws still will make me think tw...
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Overall 6
6.0

ok but somewhat problematic

Mark w., Newegg
9 April 2013
  • Summary: If I were you I would look elsewhere You can find another cooler that can install much easier in a lot less amount of time. Save yourself a headache and find another cooler. The coolermaster V8 is similar in cost and cooling but is a hell of a lot easier to install.
  • Pros: It's huge, looks great, has cool fan in the middle lol. Does a decent job cooling
  • Cons: The biggest con for me and as others have mentioned is it is poorly designed in the way it attached to your board. No heatsink should take a person with plenty of experience installing heatsinks and other components 2 hours to install. It really is a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quality with Caveats

Randy L., Newegg
11 September 2012
  • Summary: Installed on an ASRock Extreme 6 and due to the close quarters around the processor, starting and tightening the bolt hidden by the heat sinks was time consuming. Both the Scythe Ninja and Mugen coolers are easier to install and quieter the the Zalman.
  • Pros: - Quality construction. - Keeps it chilly. - Fan is mounted inside the cooler. This seems good and bad. I like the containment of the fan between the towers rather than mounted to the side.
  • Cons: - Install can be somewhat difficult. - Louder than expected. Noise levels under 1000 RPM are great, over that is becomes noticeable. - Fan is mounted inside the cooler. If the fan fails have to replace entire unit.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Привередливый покупатель, hotline.ua
4 June 2015
  • Excerpt: Радиатор оказался гнутым! Изогнуты трубки и соответственно пластины на них!
  • Pros: Цена относительно аналогов. Сделан в Корее.
  • Cons: Попался брак!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Васисуалин Алексий, Yandex
23 July 2014
  • Excerpt: с разгоном более 4ГГц в стресс тестах сразу появляется троттлинг, хотя проц работает и на 4,2ГГц, с норм охлаждением планка будет повыше.
  • Pros: не заметил
  • Cons: недостаточное охлаждение для разгона i7 920
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