add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Zalman CNPS5X Performa for $5

Trevyn

60 months ago

Okay so I don't want to Overclock as I went with a H97 board, but I want something quieter and cooler than the stock cooler. My CPU will be either i7 4790 (or k since Microcenter had it for same price as non k) or xeon equivalent.

the zalman CNPS5X just went on sale for $5 After Rebate. since I wont overclock I assume I can get away with using it on low-medium speed using a fan controller. Should I do it? is there another option that is quieter for $20? I also like how the Zalman seems like it wont block high profile ram either. I haven't bought the ram yet either

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Zalman-CNPS5X-SZ-CPU-Cooler-Review/1218/6

According the chart, I would definitely get it if its for $5 but although it seems a little loud at 50 db and even if its too loud for your liking its only $5 wasted, you got nothing to lose.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I like Zalman coolers and even if that review shows it to be a little loud it's likely still quieter than stock and who knows if it will ever get up to speed enough to produce that level of noise without overclocking.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great price for the performa, but I will note that Zalman was recently going through a turbulent financial situation. Can anyone report on how their recent rebates program is doing?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback but it seems it sold out in that short time frame. guess I shouldn't have waited since it was only $5

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube