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Zalman CNPS5X
7.3 out of 10

Zalman CNPS5X

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Overall 2
2.0

dont buy stay away from this look else ware if you have an AMD cpu

ryan v., Newegg
7 February 2016
  • Summary: 2nd zalman cooler i bought and its worse than my 8350 stock cpu cooler as after this review im rma it after 7 times trying to install it properly i had enough and put it back in its box no other cpu cooler ive own has given me this much of a headache and im dissapointed to no end with it
  • Pros: price
  • Cons: kept having high temps and throttling no matter what i did and i didn't use to much or to littler thermal past after the 7th time i notice the cooler wasnt properly made and one end was shorter than the other which is why it never properly seated on my fx8350
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Overall 10
10

Great price and performance

eric b., Newegg
22 January 2016
  • Summary: I have been using cnps5 fan for years and always been happy. It is silent , gives great air flow and is very solid and durable. It Is very easy to install and can work with many sockets. I highly recommend this to have a great value and performance and save money.
  • Pros: Low price Quality Performance Copper Easy to install Compatibility
  • Cons: Hard to find
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Overall 10
10

Great value!

PAUL M., Newegg
15 January 2016
  • Summary: I had no idea that I could get such a good cooler for so little money. I love it!
  • Pros: I wanted a better cooler than the one that came with my new FM2+ quad core, and I didn't want to spend a lot. This cooler is fabulous! It is SO quiet. I bought it for a new hot build -- and now I've ordered another, to quiet an older system that I'm re-purposing. This cooler will sit in a silent,...
  • Cons: This rascal is on the tall side. MEASURE before you buy, to be certain it will fit.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product!!

Andrew K., Newegg
20 December 2015
  • Summary: MSI 790 fx GD70 motherboard 6gigs G-skill 1033 ram Saphire HD 6950 2gb Phenom || 970 3.5 ghz OC to 4.0 PC power and cooling 750 watt PSU
  • Pros: Keeps my Phenom|| 970 very cool, I have it overclocked to 4 ghz and my cpu never goes above 60 under heavy load, Isn't that noisy at all. Give you an example I have my video card set to 63% fan usage and it's louder than this CPU cooler. I think other reviewers either don't have good air flow or ...
  • Cons: Whish it would fit more sockets like a I7 2011-3 I will be upgrading to that soon and can't recycle that piece of hardware.
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Overall 10
10

Great little cooler.

Phsy, Walmart
12 December 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Good fan

John M., Newegg
1 December 2015
  • Summary: My 8 core CPU never gets above 52-53C at full load. Technically, it's noisier than expected. Technically, I can't hear it because of 480mm worth of cheapo case fans I have installed, and I game with headphones anyway. If you've got a thing for extra-quiet, get something else.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, effective
  • Cons: A bit noisier than expected
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Overall 2
2.0

Update

Carl H., Newegg
9 October 2015
  • Summary: Zalman's Customer Support is great, just this product leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Pros: It was free.
  • Cons: This is an update to an earlier review "Noisy Fan". l emailed (support.usa@zalmanusa.com) Zalman with my complaint, and they sent me a new fan. The new fan sounds exactly like the old one. Thanks Zalman.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap!

Anonymous, Newegg
3 October 2015
  • Summary: Tried returning it, but shipping was expensive and not worth the hassle.
  • Pros: Looks nice. Slim and small.
  • Cons: Heat pipes have a very rough finish at the base and the cooler does not sit flush on my CPU. Manufacturer said this is normal. Unnecessarily wide mounting. This cooler will not fit on a MSI A88XI AC V2 motherboard if you have a GPU installed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Noisy

Carl H., Newegg
18 September 2015
  • Summary: l highly recommend buying from elsewhere. Maybe a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's the one l'm getting.
  • Pros: Looks good
  • Cons: l bought it in 9/13 and at the time l couldn't have been any happier with it. Looks good, good price, easy to install, and all from a well known company. Then little by little it got noisier, and noisier. Now it's to the point that l use that computer very little. This is in a smoke free home, an...
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Overall 10
10

Excellente

Terry Gluff, Amazon
30 August 2015
  • Summary: I got this for a Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H Motherboard... naturally this is made for intel board... I did stretch the mouting brackets out a bit further than they were "supposed" to be and it fit right on. works great, love it.
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