Zalman CNPS11X Extreme

  • Zalman CNPS11X Extreme
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  • Excellent Cooling At Idle and Under Load, Distinctive Design and Looks, Excellent Build Quality and Finish, Extremely Quiet At All Fan Speeds, LED Fan Adds Nice Case Glow, But Is Not Bright Enough To Distract, High Overclock Easily Achieved While Keeping
  • Decent looks; included resistor cable.
  • Performance, CPU Compatibility


  • High Pricing, Incomplete Installation Manual Makes Installation FAR More Difficult Than It Should Be, Installation Difficult With MB In Case, gold
  • Expensive; loud; outperformed by cheaper coolers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By FrostyTech on 80

The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is equipped with one 120mm PWM fan that rotates at 1000-1950RPM and moves air through a pair of thin aluminum fin towers set at 80-degress to each other. Five 6mm diameter composite wick heatpipes conduct heat from the...

By Hi Tech Legion on

The Zalman CNPS 11X Extreme has cool factor, there is no questioning that. You take it out of the box, and it definitely sparks curiosity and a “this thing is really cool” reaction. The shape is definitely different. The feel of it seems...

By Maximum PC on 70

Just five months ago, we reviewed Zalman’s superb CNPS9900Max, which marked a return to the circle-of-fins look that has marked the big Z’s best-performing CPU coolers of the past half-decade or so. The CNPS9900Max resuscitated our faith in...

By Real World Labs on

The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is a very interesting CPU Cooler, perhaps the most interesting i have seen in quite a while. The five composite heatpipes combined with its v-shaped heatsinks and the 120mm LED PWM Fan give the unit a very good...

By Legit Reviews on

Zalman's CNPS11X is a solid performing, good looking, and quiet CPU cooler that comes with a 1 year warranty. Its $90 price tag may be a little steep for some, but with the current rebate it is nicely priced at $69.99 and free...

By X-bit Labs on

Zalman CNPS11X Extreme is a beautiful and very efficient air cooler which will ensure proper cooling for your CPU and will also please you with its black-pearl exterior and pretty highlighting. This model is versatile, easy to install, compact and...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Zalman CNPS11X Extreme was made to be a lighweight high-end CPU cooler. However, there is a contradiction between those two statements because an air cooler must be heavy to be powerful. So, the CNPS11X Extreme didn't show the same performance...

By TweakNews on

Zalman really has it going on with the new 11X Extreme. The five composite heatpipes and the innovative design allow its fan to provide some excellent cooling with very reasonable acoustics. Really, the only complaint I have about the 11X is the...

International Review By on

Man kan köpa den här CPU-kylaren för runt 50 $ vilket är ett skapligt pris eftersom Noctuas kylare kostar en hel del mer. 7X å andra sidan presterar utmärkt och eftersom man kan köpa den för 30 $ kan det vara...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Zalman fait son retour à la Ferme, avec un de ces derniers radiateurs CPU haut-de-gamme, le CNPS11X Extreme. Un modèle équipé d'un 120mm haute vitesse, et d'un design en forme de triangle, pour plus de performances. En...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

O Zalman CNPS11X Extreme foi projetado para ser um cooler a ar topo de linha leve. Porém, há uma contradição entre essas duas características, pois um cooler a ar precisa ser pesado para ser poderoso. Assim, o CNPS11X Extreme...

International Review By ComputerBase on

Auch im erneuten Anlauf gelingt es Zalman nur bedingt, ein stimmiges Prozessorkühler-Gesamtpaket zu schnüren und zur zum Teil weit enteilten Konkurrenz aufzuschließen. Dabei wartet der CNPS11X Extreme angesichts der kompakten Abmessungen...

International Review By PC-Max on

gegenüber dem neuen CNPS11X Extreme von Zalman fällt am Ende dieses Tests leider etwas getrübt aus. So geben sich die Koreaner zwar alle Mühe, Kühler zu entwickeln, welche sich zumindest etwas aus der Masse abheben, können...