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Zalman  ZM-FX100
9.3 out of 10

Zalman ZM-FX100

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Overall 8
8.0

Bad reviews are coming from buyers mistakes!

westley j., Newegg
6 January 2015
  • Summary: - Both one star ratings for this cooler for overheating are from customers with Phenom II processors...... Many of the gaming worthy Phenom II are 125watt power consumption. I would assume they are seeing the temperature problems because their processors power consumption is too high.
  • Pros: -Does cool a 95w CPU pretty well. (with added fan my a10-7850k was reading around 20 to 30c) -looks awesome -fits normal RAM beneath its tower of coolness
  • Cons: -Pricey -large. -its really big -Install process is a bit of a nightmare. -need special 140mm screwdriver for installation. Other thoughts explains my own and other reviewers mistakes.
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Overall 10
10

I'm satisfied.

Greg B., Newegg
24 September 2014
  • Summary: I have a top-mount power supply case (midtower) loaded with a full ATX motherboard, one optical drive, and one hard disk drive. My video card is a simple fanless one-slot PCIe in the first slot just underneath the CPU cooler. I have no case fans - The only fan is the power supply fan.
  • Pros: Looks awesome and runs silent.
  • Cons: There were a few steps in the instructions that could have used a bit more clarity. Also, I'd like to have known before buying it that I would need either an extra long Phillips screwdriver or a low-profile S-shaped Phillips tool, such as the one I had to borrow to tighten this thing down to the ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Huge Piece o.....

Anonymous, Newegg
10 July 2013
  • Summary: I initially was attracted to the heatpipe concept with no fan, but now see that the heatpipes are good, it's the "fanless" part that sucks. Even the instructions say that you should mount a fan for a socket 2011 & 1366
  • Pros: Ton of heatpipes
  • Cons: The bracket system is shoddy and won't hold the cooler in place, it can actually slide around the top of the processor. This cooler does not work on a Phenom II The system ran so hot that it would freeze and hang, run much slower than usual. High price for this cr ap
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Overall 10
10

It works!

Tim R., Newegg
2 July 2013
  • Summary: If you want quiet, this is an investment that certainly achieves that goal.
  • Pros: My CPU idle temperature is around 50C and it's silent. This PC will mostly be idle and file serving doesn't really tax the CPU. The silence was the goal so it has been accomplished.
  • Cons: This thing is a beast, but it did fit. Needs a very, very long screwdriver to install, and was pretty tricky. The mounting feels lose and you can wiggle the huge thing a tiny bit, but it is cooling the cpu regardless.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed

Chris P., Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Summary: Just hoping I at least get my $10 rebate from them and that Im not instead given the run around.
  • Pros: Aesthetically, it looks very pleasing in the case once its finally mounted, and it is designed well in the respect that it manages to be so massive without impeding on peripherals.
  • Cons: The reviewer who mentioned steady continual temperature increases until shutdown hit the nail on the head. In my case I am sure that it has something to do with not mounting with the socket FM2 properly. This thing really is MASSIVE, installation in a uatx case is not for the faint of heart, alth...
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Dae K., Newegg
27 May 2013
  • Summary: It performs on par with a stock CPU cooler. However, I don't think this is for a overclocked user. It performs quietly for those who need a quiet office. Overclocked computer users are likely gamers. They could possibly edit HD videos. If you are one of those, don't get this.
  • Pros: As advertised, this cooler makes absolutely no noise. Works fine for my purposes.
  • Cons: It was a lot bigger than I expected.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terra Bad Cube

Julia W., Newegg
8 May 2013
  • Summary: I run my AMD phenom at stock settings and have great airflow in my case. I was really looking forward to have a quiet pc.
  • Pros: Looks good and doesn't crowd peripherals, even on a Micro ATX board.
  • Cons: Does NOT cool the CPU. I have mounted this multiple times and continually get the same result: climbing CPU tems until shutdown.
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Overall 10
10

AWESOME!

Dylan D., Newegg
28 April 2013
  • Summary: Get this if you don't trust water cooling systems not to leak.
  • Pros: No Noise whatsoever! About the same price as a Noctua air cooler, but noiseless.
  • Cons: Runs a little hotter than the Noctua, idling at 40, gaming at 55-60. The Water cooling system that would match this is the Antec Kuhler 620. Definitely beats the Corsair h50 though.
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Overall 10
10

Кулер ZALMAN FX100 Cube (Al+Cu, пасcивный) Socket-775, 1155, 1156, , 1150, 2011, FM1, FM2, AM3(+), AM2(+)

Maikl_red, dns shop
19 September 2014
  • Summary: Если собирается тихая система на базе не слишком горячих процессоров (TDP до 95 Вт), то данный кулер является хорошим кандидатом в такую систему. Смог охладить процессор Core i5 4670k@3.8 ГГц (93 градуса, LinX AVX) при напряжении ядер 1.1В.
  • Pros: + Внешний вид + Высокое качество изготовления + Высота 157 мм + Пассивный кулер (работа без вентиляторов) + Неплохая эффективность охлаждения + Возможность повышения эффективности за счет установки 92 мм вентилятора (TDP процессоров до 130 Вт)
  • Cons: - Центральный одноточечный прижим без фиксаторов (может немного вращаться относительно центра) - Нельзя использовать память с высокими радиаторами (блокирует пару слотов оперативной памяти)
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Overall 10
10

Кулер ZALMAN FX100 Cube (Al+Cu, пасcивный) Socket-775, 1155, 1156, , 1150, 2011, FM1, FM2, AM3(+), AM2(+)

Akcius, dns shop
19 September 2014
  • Summary: Отличный, по моему мнению, кулер. Отлично показывает себя в компании процессора i5-3570K и фултауэра Zalman GS-1000. Как мне кажется мидитауэрам противопоказан в пассивном режиме. (лишь предположение)
  • Pros: Отсутствие "пылесоса"
  • Cons: Неудобное расположение винтов крепления прижимной пластины (которая, кстати, не закреплена и при монтаже елозит при малейшем прикосновении отверткой) к кронштейну - необходима очень длинная отвертка. После монтажа проблематичен доступ к слотам памяти и к язычку фиксации PCI-E слота.
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