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Zalman-cnps7x-led.33182725
8.6 out of 10

Zalman CNPS7X LED

Best Price: £21.35

Reviews for Zalman CNPS7X LED

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Overall 10
10

Great fan

Kevin M., Newegg
14 March 2013
  • Pros: Extremely easy to install, it's as simple as screwing it in. Keeps my FX 8120 below 45c when coupled with Arctic Silver 5, small enough to fit inside most if not all Mid Tower cases and not eat up too much room, and only $25 after rebate.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Works awesome

Eric C., Newegg
27 December 2012
  • Pros: Installed on an ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD Socket AM3+ board. Very easy to install. It was placed into a Raidmax Tornado case. Along with 4 sticks of G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series memory. There was plenty of space between the cooler and the memory chips, so no concerns there. It's duty was to keep an Athlon II X4 640 Propus cool. I measured it at 32-35 degrees Celsius. I have a couple of SilenX Effizio 120mm LED fans also connected to the case with a RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS...
  • Cons: I had a bit of concern installing it into the Raidmax Tornado case. It was pretty dang close to that side window fan and I thought I was gonna have to remove it, but it turns out I was a tad paranoid, it all came together quite nicely, although a little too close for comfort, but no eggs subtracted. I committed to getting one, it should be my responsibility to take dimensions into consideration before passing judgement. I'm only calling it a CON, because others should...
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Overall 10
10

Quiet and lightweight

Randy N., Newegg
11 October 2012
  • Pros: Not to large. Installed on Asus M5A88-V Evo with no problems. In details it doesn't list AM+3 as a supported cpu, but it installed with no problem. Temps. didn't drop that must compared to Oem, but it does cool down quicker when the temp. of cpu rises. Thermal paste may need a few more days to cure. No stress added to M.board since it only weighs 360g.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Couldn't be better

michael b., Newegg
29 September 2012
  • Pros: AMD 3.4 Black Edition OC to over 4Ghz Never seen over 53 degrees C where my fan kicks into high. Used Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Grease. Fits on AMD M3A78-CM mico board even fits over stock FSB heat sink.
  • Cons: None. I'm Happy
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Overall 10
10

Great AMD Cooler

John L., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Pros: Easy AMD install with a layout that works. Just remove stock cooler, loosen the screws on the Zalman cooler, apply paste, fiddle with clips and tighten screws. My AMD FX-8150 is now running 10-15 degrees C cooler than the stock cooler and I can't hear it.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but there are cheaper alternatives

Francis C., Newegg
21 January 2012
  • Pros: Effective and quiet, with a blue LED fan if you are into that.
  • Cons: It is not the best value considered the alternatives out there.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Cooler for the price

John Y., Newegg
6 November 2011
  • Pros: Installed this on an Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 Motherboard with an Intel 2600k CPU with GSkill 2133 DDR3 memory
  • Cons: Slightly higher temperatures than I would ideally like, but for the price point I can't complain too much, right?
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Overall 10
10

Great Fan - Tricky Install

Justin L., Newegg
23 August 2011
  • Pros: Excellent fan with great cooling. Temps down significantly. Very quiet. Blue LED is cool if that's your thing. Installation is excellent. No need to access the back of the mobo. Clip in install is great*.
  • Cons: Included Thermal Compound is not great. It would do the job, but really if you're going for some aftermarket cooling, then the Arctic Silver is your starting point. See below for the tricky install on my mobo. No egg drop because all turned out well and I knew it would be a challenge going in.
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Overall 10
10

Effective

Michael N., Newegg
11 August 2011
  • Pros: Effective. Put into a fresh build, i7 2600k, OC'd to 4.4GHz. Idles at 30. Full load 68-70 depending on which core your loocking at. (using Prime95 and RealTemp).
  • Cons: None, although I wanted to go with a bigger, top of the line heatsink (see Other Thoughts), I have no regrets for getting this one.
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Overall 10
10

Surprising Performance

Apurbo S., Newegg
4 August 2011
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