Great value, Easy installation, Good cooling, Can be very quiet, Excellent design, fit and finish.
Can be loud, Wide clip can cause problems, Not suitable for overclocking or highwatt applications, Any questions on this product can be asked HERE.
By Hardware Secrets on March 14, 2011
At first, we weren't expecting the Zalman CNPS5X SZ to provide good performance. First, because it is smaller and lighter than most good-performance coolers we are used to test. Second, because its heatsink is very similar to the one we saw with the...-
By Pro-Clockers on January 30, 2011
The Zalman CNPS5X is definitely a step up from the stock boxed CPU cooler. We are aware that some individuals have achieved decent overclocks using the stock cooler, especially on the new second generation i5/i7 processor. However, this is done by...-
By TweakNews on January 28, 2011
If Zalman's new 5X cooler comes to market at the promised $30 pricepoint, this cooler is a very good value. It handled the Q6600 processor and its high thermal output with ease and even at 1400 RPM easily beat the OEM solution in near silence. With...-
By FrostyTech on January 25, 2011
Like its forefather, the CNPS5X-SZ fills the role of a lower profile, light weight cooler that's ideally suited to sub-95W TDP processors. It's stacked aluminum fins are connected by three 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to a small aluminum base...80