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Zalman-cnps5x.33179599
8.7 out of 10

Zalman CNPS5X

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brian_B, NCIX.com
16 February 2014
  • Summary: This cooler is super decent for the price. I picked this up a while back for $8 or something like that. Would be nice if it used a replaceable 120mm fan, but at this price it really doesn't matter. Got it because it's short so it fits well in my case which is rather narrow.
  • Pros: Small / Lightweight, Not too loud, Cheap!
  • Cons: Not 120mm fan
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Overall 8
8.0

good cooler

amazonshoppin, Amazon
8 February 2014
Overall 8
8.0

With a Intel 775 socket

Pavel, Amazon
31 January 2014
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

harrisonmikej, NCIX.com
31 January 2014
  • Summary: Easy install on oem mount points, for AM3+ anyways. It's not so heavy that you think its putting too much pressure on them. Used some high end ceramic thermal compound and its running my Athlon FX 4 core around 6-7 degrees at idle, 30 degrees at full bore.
  • Pros: Fits in a narrow mid tower with room to spare, runs cool with no overclocking, cheap way to reduce heat due to dust-magnet-oem-heatsinks.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Zer0, NCIX.com
16 January 2014
  • Summary: A nice cheap fan for a budget system. Easy install. If fan stops working, you cannot just replace it with a standard sized one as there are no mounts for it. You'll need zip ties.
  • Pros: cheap, simple install
  • Cons: quiet, decent cooling
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Overall 8
8.0

Shhhhh.

Justa Guy, Amazon
26 November 2013
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pqt, NCIX.com
24 October 2013
  • Summary: This is my first buy of this type of CPU cooler because I was always afraid it would put too much strain on the mounting of the mobo. But for 16 bucks, I just couldn't resist! The installation on my AMD Phenom is easier than I expected and although the performance is not that spectacular when I tried to push the overclocking, It's pretty good for everyday use. All in all, good bang for the buck.
  • Pros: Cheap.Nice looking.
  • Cons: Not the best for overclocking (duh...)
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jesse_K, NCIX.com
23 September 2013
  • Summary: Box arrived and it was the first thing I opened, came ready to mount, pulled off my stock cooler which became gummed up with dust very quickly, this cooler is much taller and the fins are wider apart, add to that a larger fan and it's an easy job to see why this is better, everything went together very nicely, the fan isn't interchangeable, and you can't add an extra one to the other side, but for $10 (after rebate) I can't complain, I've paid more for just a fan, let...
  • Pros: easy install, doesn't feel cheap, quieter than stock and easer to keep clean
  • Cons: larger than I expected, no option for fan replacement/addition
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Luke_M, NCIX.com
10 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these at $17.99--one for an HTPC and one for my regular rig, whose stock CPU fan sounded like a plane taking off under regular load. A month in I'm pretty happy with the performance and stability, particularly on older systems without much control over them. The fans don't come with a dedicated fan controller switch, something that normally comes on a heatsink this good--but then again a heatsink this good costs upwards of $40-50, never mind 18 bucks.
  • Pros: Cheap, quiet, effective cooling
  • Cons: No included fan controller
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

nd3, NCIX.com
15 July 2013
  • Summary: Overall good performance for the price. Keeps my CPU nice and cool and I'm only running it at 1700 RPM. Seems to make out around 2800 RPM when the CPU is under heavy load. I was previously using a stock AMD cooler that came with my Phenom II X4 965BE and that thing would get very loud under heavy load. This cooler stays nice and quiet. I did however have an issue with my initial product.
  • Pros: - Inexpensive, - Fairly Quiet, - Keeps CPU nice and cool, - Fits Intel & AMD sockets easily, - Came with some thermal grease
  • Cons: - Proprietary fan shroud
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