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Zalman-cnps12x.33182655
7.6 out of 10

Zalman CNPS12X

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

Best Price: £62.94

Reviews for Zalman CNPS12X

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Overall 10
10

perfect

Overclockers
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Been looking for the perfect heatsink for an am3+ slot for a while and finally decided to get this beast. Its quiet, keeps my 8350 cool even after pushing it from 4ghz to 4.5ghz. Its gorgeous really looks good through the glass of my case and the blue lights are a fancy welcomed addition. Its big but having a large aerocool gt case with an atx board it fits in perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

Beware the Monster!

Overclockers
4 September 2013
  • Summary: This thing is huge, you have no idea. I recommend checking out the dimensions in the specifications and making a mini paper replica just to get an idea of the space your going to need. You'll definitely need low profile ram if your using more than 2 slots as the edge of the cooler fully covers 2 of my 4 ram slots.
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Overall 10
10

Nice bit of kit, beware of size

Will, Overclockers
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Pretty straightforward to fit, but I have got low profile RAM so take that into account when considering, it is massive. Looks great, but most importantly it dropped might idle temps from low 30s to low 20s and got me running Prime 95 at high 60s with a 4.4 overclock on my i5 3570.
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Overall 8
8.0

Zalman CNPS12X

KoeniQ, Overclockers
21 December 2012
  • Summary: I got this recently for my MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) Motherbaord. The fitting was quiet easy and the results for air cooling are pretty good as well (CPU slightly overclocked to 4.0 from 3.6 with 28 degrees idle with the thermal compound that was delivered with it). Unfortunately my fan was deliverd with a lose middle fan and therefore it made a horrible noise. I had to take the cooler apart to fit the middle fan and now it works silent as its supposed to!
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Andy, Scan
20 September 2012
  • Excerpt: It pushes a lot of air around I had to take the board out of the case to fit the fan. Also had to remove a slot of memory to get the fan to fit on the motherboard (this is unforgivable). It's not as quiet as I'd like it to be.... overall a disappointing purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Brian, Scan
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Great cooling, quiet. Actual fitting was quite straight forward. Seems to be a little loose when fitted even after several attempts to tighten it further. There is some lateral movement in the cooler which gave me cause for concern but temperatures are excellent even on a heavily overclocked 3770K.
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Overall 10
10

HUGE

Overclockers
26 August 2012
  • Summary: Fantastic cooler, runs very quietly and keeps the CPU nice and cool (not to mention it looks amazing) My last cooler was a Zalman (CNPS9700) and it was still going strong after I replaced it with this one 5 years later. But BEWARE! theCNPS12X is a massive cooler so make sure you have a big case.. . I can also confirm that it will conflict with ram with any kind of tall heatsink (in my case it was Avexir ram in a Gigabyte UD3 motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

HUGE

Jonathan, Overclockers
26 August 2012
  • Summary: Fantastic cooler, runs very quietly and keeps the CPU nice and cool (not to mention it looks amazing) My last cooler was a Zalman (CNPS9700) and it was still going strong after I replaced it with this one 5 years later. But BEWARE! theCNPS12X is a massive cooler so make sure you have a big case.. . I can also confirm that it will conflict with ram with any kind of tall heatsink (in my case it was Avexir ram in a Gigabyte UD3 motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

Tight Tight Tight!

Overclockers
18 May 2012
  • Summary: Got this 2 Weeks ago, and it is absolutely awesome! luckly i have a full tower and low profile ram :) this is the biggest CPU cooler ive seen! but it does look boss like some kind of jet engine sitting in your case and extremely quiet considering.
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Overall 10
10

Tight Tight Tight!

Jack, Overclockers
18 May 2012
  • Summary: Got this 2 Weeks ago, and it is absolutely awesome! luckly i have a full tower and low profile ram :) this is the biggest CPU cooler ive seen! but it does look boss like some kind of jet engine sitting in your case and extremely quiet considering.
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