Zalman CNPS10X Flex

  • Zalman CNPS10X Flex
79
Based on 6 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great Two Fan Performance.
  • Build Quality.
  • Aesthetics.

Cons:

  • Back plate on the mounting solution.
  • Slightly high introductory price.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TweakNews on

The Zalman CNPS10X Flex heatsink follows the same trend set in place with the other CNPS10X coolers I have reviewed in the past. The cooler's build quality is superb and feels like a quality piece of hardware when compared to some of the...

By PCPer on

The actual performance numbers we saw from the CNPS10X Flex were absolutely outstanding and we recommend adding the second 120mm fan for a decent decrease in CPU temps under idle and load conditions. If you can live without using your first DIMM...

By FrostyTech on 80

The Zalman CNPS10X Flex heatsink ships without any fans, so users can install one or two 120mm fans of their own choosing. In all other respects the CNPS10X Flex is identical to Zalman's CNPS10X Quiet heatsink, so today's review is not going to...

By Overclockers Online on

As with other Zalman products I’ve reviewed, the CNPS10X Flex is a well-engineered product that does what it should do and does it very well. The build quality is great and it performs admirably. Installation was very simple thanks to the included...

By Hardware Secrets on

When we tested CNPS 10X Extreme a few months ago we were very impressed by its rock-solid aspect and by its performance. Today testing its "little brother" we also liked the results. Although CNPS 10X Flex is not as beautiful as its most expensive...

By SilentPC Review on

The Zalman CNPS10X Flex has some inherent advantages over the more extravagant CNPS10X Extreme. It sports a lower price-tag thanks to its lack of the Extreme's nickel coating, fan controller and loud stock fan. In addition, the mounting system has...

By Bjorn3D on 90

The CNPS10X Flex rose to the top of the charts, putting up great numbers in both single and dual fan configurations. At about $48 at Newegg, the CNPS10X Flex should be at the top of your list for your next heatsink...

By Hardware Canucks on

We can honestly say that we went into this review with a fair amount of trepidation. On the one hand, we had our somewhat less than optimal experiences with the CNPS10X Extreme fresh in mind but on the other, we were extremely curious about what...

By X-bit Labs on

There are no low-performance coolers in this test session. All the tested models are an excellent choice for cooling overclocked CPUs. The tuning of the coolers has generally been useful. For example, the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme works more...

By BCCHardware on 90

When you open the box of the CNPS10X Flex its pretty tough to get too excited as its only a heatsink, but once you get this cooler equipped with a couple of your favorite 120mm fans and see the performance that this cooler offers its a whole lot...

By ComputerPowerUser on 70

Of course, what sets the CNPS10X Flex apart from other heatsinks is the fact that it is literally just a heatsink. Zalman gives it the ability to support as many as two 120mm fans. For those who take do-it-yourself to the extreme, the Flex’s, well,...

By HEXUS.net on 66

So which cooler would we recommend? Well, as pointed out in our last cooler group-test, which cooler you should go for very much depends on what you hope to achieve. If for example you're just looking for a replacement cooler for the retail-boxed...

By HardOCP on

Overall the ZALMAN CNPS10X Flex is good heat sink that offers a good value. Its low cost helps it become a more valuable option over other solutions. If you have a collection of fans lying around then you are in business. The inclusion of two sets of...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

Quando testamos o CNPS 10X Extreme há alguns meses nós ficamos muito impressionados com o aspecto e com o desempenho do cooler. Hoje, testando seu "irmão menor", também gostamos muito dos resultados. Apesar de o CNPS 10X Flex...

International Review By DeXgo on

Mit der CNPS10X-Serie vollzog Zalman einen wichtigen aber längst überfälligen Schritt. Weg vom fest verbauten Lüfter, hin zum Tower-Kühler, der mit einem austauschbaren Lüfter geliefert wird. Zwar musste so ein Abstrich bei...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Encore une fois, Zalman nous revient avec un bon produit. Décliner la gamme CNPS 10X est une excellente idée de la part de Zalman, car le raditeur a un bon potentiel. Ce modèle Flex parvient donc à nous séduire de par son...

International Review By Case and Cooling on 80

Zalman pense avoir trouvé le bon filon avec le radiateur de son CNPS10X Extreme puisque celui-ci a été décliné dans une version Quiet qui s’apparente plus à une version « lite » et maintenant une version...