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Zalman CNPS12X
7.6 out of 10

Zalman CNPS12X

Worlds first “out of the box” triple fan CPU cooler Six W-DT Read more

Best Price: £98.68

Reviews for Zalman CNPS12X

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor performance

alan70, Scan
19 July 2015
  • Excerpt: The heat pipes dont touch the processor; this is incompetent design. You have to put a mountain of thermal grease on the cooler just to get the heat pipes to fully contact the processor.
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Overall 10
10

It fits!

David W., Newegg
29 March 2015
  • Summary: I thought it was easy to install. Good price. I can't complain.
  • Pros: - Price - Cools my i7 4790K way better than the stock ever could. Stock fan looks like a TOY in comparison. - Looks cool - Quiet - Doesn't touch the heatsinks on my MSI Z97 Gaming 5 - Doesn't touch my GTX 980 when it's in the PCI-E X16 slot.
  • Cons: - I can only install 2 sticks of RAM. I run x2-4GB cards. 8GB is fine for me, but I can't run them in Dual-channel mode. - Don't wear a nice shirt when you're using a credit card to smear thermal grease into the grooves on the cooling pipes.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Nicci K., Newegg
23 February 2015
  • Summary: This is an amazing CPU cooler and worth the money. Make sure to take note that Socket 1150 is the same as 1156. 1150 is not listed in the instruction set and it was one of my first times adding a backing plate to the motherboard.
  • Pros: Amazingly quiet even without the "silencer" with it. Temps rarely get above 30C even under full load (i5 4590).
  • Cons: Size is the number one con. Make sure the motherboard you are pairing this with has plenty of space between CPU location and RAM slots. I cannot use two RAM slots on an ASRock Fat1lty Z97 Killer motherboard
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice unit, but too big

JAMES R., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Summary: If you are using memory with large heatsinks, this won't work. I think that even with low profile memory, the fins would block the use of one of the memory slots (Gigabyte X97-UD5H Dotherboard)
  • Pros: Moves a lot of air looks nice
  • Cons: Too big, interferes with memory installation
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Overall 4
4.0

Dissapointed.

Danny N., Newegg
29 July 2014
  • Summary: Not worth the price or the hassle. Bad purchase.
  • Pros: Looks nice, runs quiet. provide a little more than sufficient cooling. Cool LED
  • Cons: Too Low and High! Just way too big! Had to buy a new case for it and had to sacrifice RAM to make room for it since it was too low and took away the last RAM even if RAMs are low profile! Didn't last long. It's been half a year now and this unit is slowly turning and hitting other components on t...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great performance, unreliable in a long-term.

Oleg K., Newegg
5 July 2014
  • Summary: For a $100 i expected at least 3 years of flawless work. And now warranty is gone and I have to buy a new cooler. Disappointed. I will avoid this brand in a future.
  • Pros: Great performance, cools down i7-3930k with no problems.
  • Cons: After a 1.5 year of use, central fan is not parallel to the side fans any more. It has an angle about 10 degrees. Because of that, central fan hits the metal parts of the cooler, producing an extremely annoying and loud sound. I have to keep my PC case leaning against the wall at all times so the...
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Overall 2
2.0

NO GO

Phillip W., Newegg
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I own both the above motherboards and the way the northbridge heatsinks are on both boards this wont fit you can not in any way fit the heatsink on because you cant get to the top screws to hold them down, also the bracket that you have to screw down to hold it is to long and hits the heatsinks.
  • Pros: large
  • Cons: Wont fit on a z97 chipset board made by gigabyte namely the GA-Z97X-Gaming G1, ALSO the z97 SOC FORCE. NO SUPPORT from Zalman
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

James C., Newegg
26 June 2014
  • Pros: Good air movement, high quality build.
  • Cons: Parts that were essential for the installation were not included in the box. I had to email Zalman for them. That is unacceptable when you pay this much for a cooler...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Laura k., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Summary: I noticed a lot a people on here having issues with it covering there ram, well I actually made a mistake when I installed the support plate to the board but it worked out very well in the end, I ended up mounting it so the fans would would exhaust out the top of the case but its was fine because my...
  • Pros: Looks great, very quiet even with 3 fans, Keeps CPU temps very low on my Intel 3770, temps before were around 42-45, there now at 25 when idle.
  • Cons: Was very large and installing was difficult but mostly cause instructions weren't great and the Allen wrench could of been a bit longer
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Overall 8
8.0

a monster

Jared P., Newegg
8 March 2014
  • Summary: i suggest buying a smaller cooler. zalman will always have a place in my case and they did a good job at explaining how big it was in the description. but i didint realize how big it was untill i saw the box. and it was nearly the size of my head. LITERALLY. like a 7 year olds head. its huge.
  • Pros: its big and plenty of airflow. probably one of the best short of liquid cooling. blue is my favorite color. and its not loud. even with 3 fans
  • Cons: its BIG. if you want 4 sticks of ram dont buy it. i had to use both channels A and B of my ran just so i can fit the cooler in the case. but no big worries. it is what it is. it wont get 5 eggs because i cant use the other 2 A and B slots of my ram. im useing the ASUS sabertooth 990 MB
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