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ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Powerful Cooling Performance CPU Cooler

  • 1400 ~ 2800rpm ± 10%
  • 20 ~ 32dBA ± 15%
  • Pure Copper, Aluminum
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The ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa is a quiet, yet powerful CPU cooler on a budget. An ultra quiet 92mm PWM fan with fluid shield bearing, three heatpipes and aluminum fins combine to deliver efficient heat dissipation to keep your CPU cool. Broad socket compatibility makes it suitable for almost all the mainstream motherboard platforms.

  • newegg Powerful Cooling Performance Three heatpipes and aluminum fins are designed for maximum cooling while cooler setup quickly expels hot air out of the case.
  • newegg Ultra Quiet 92mm Fluid Shield Bearing Fan An ultra quiet 92mm fan with FSB bearing is incorporated for minimized noise and excellent cooling.
  • newegg PWM Fan Control The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Fan automatically adjusts fan speed (RPM) according to the CPU’s temperature.
  • newegg Easy Installation The cooler is designed with tool-less installation clip, making installation convenient.
  • newegg High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2M The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2M maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS5X for intensified cooling performance.
  • newegg Versatile Compatibility CNPS5X accommodates a broad range of sockets including Intel LGA 1155 / 1156 / 775 and AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2.

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS5X Performa

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS5X Performa

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel LGA 1150/ 1155 / 1156 / 775

AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Bearing Type
FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing)
RPM
1400 ~ 2800rpm +/- 10%
Noise Level
20 ~ 32dBA +/- 15%
Power Connector
4 Pin
Heatsink Material
Pure Copper, Aluminum

Physical Spec

Weight
320g

Features

Features
Input Voltage: 12V

Function: PWM Control, Auto Restart

Three heatpipes and aluminum fins are designed for maximum cooling while cooler setup quickly expels hot air out of the case.

An ultra quiet 92mm fan with FSB bearing is incorporated for minimized noise and excellent cooling.

The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Fan automatically adjusts fan speed (RPM) according to the CPU's temperature.

The cooler is designed with tool-less installation clip, making installation convenient.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS5X Performa

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  • Joel R.
  • 11/21/2014 9:02:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Heatsink

Pros: Quiet. Mounting method is quite secure. Compact (as far as riser heatsinks go).

Cons: The fins bend pretty easily, but this isn't a Zalman-specific issue.

Other Thoughts: I'm running this in my storage / Plex server, and had a stock AMD fan and older power supply in it previously. This, coupled with a new power supply with a larger/quieter fan has dramatically lowered the decibels that my server kicks out.

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  • Justin D.
  • 11/20/2014 11:53:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome cooler for the money.

Pros: Great cooler so far. Had no issue's with this cooler. Easy install on my AMD AM3+ MSI 970 gaming motherboard with an AMD FX 6300 CPU, very simple install and keeps my CPU nice and cool.

Cons: None, this thing works!

Other Thoughts: For the price I would recommend this to anyone building a gaming PC or a PC that would cause a lot of heat due to use.

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  • Vincent S.
  • 11/16/2014 7:04:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Cooler

Pros: Not too large; plenty of clearance on the Gigabyte Z97x-SLI
Quiet!

Cons: Heat sink compound slips into grooves on base- forcing one to use more.

Other Thoughts: So far this cooler has been performing well, keeping the 4590 chip at 36 degrees under normal workloads. Have not overclocked or pushed the CPU at all ye thought.

It is VERY QUIET; actually have to put my ear to the case to determine if the machine is on.

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  • Nicholas A.
  • 11/11/2014 9:26:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler!

Pros: Price, effective, efficient, fairly quiet.

Cons: A bit high, but in the end its more of a pro; clearance is nice.

Other Thoughts: This thing is great! I love the look and couldn't be happier with this cooler! I've owned it for a while now and i am idling at roughly 19/20 c!!! Under a load i am pushing maybe 30... this puppy puts my mind at peace knowing I don't need to worry for a second about my temp. Oh yeah, and its a breeze to clean.

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  • Derek J.
  • 11/1/2014 5:37:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Don't have to change bracket on AMD motherboard.

Keeps steady cool temps on AM3 CPU

Silent

Looks Very Nice and fits very well in any case

Cons: 4 pin power conecter that did not have a converter to 3 pin

Other Thoughts: If you don't have 4 pin on your Motherboard get a 3 pin to 4 pin adapter.

Sadly it was $9.00 But it was actually a very high quality cable.

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  • Kathleen F.
  • 10/26/2014 10:03:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Very quite!

Pros: Low cost, Copper heat pipes and very very quite.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Keeps my overclocked Fx 8120 oc @ 3.8 46c idle and 54 load. Outstanding air cooling for such a low price. Going to buy another.

- Easy to install to!

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  • Alfred C.
  • 10/16/2014 5:56:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsloud and cool

Pros: easy to install and it looks nice. I was able to point it right at an exit fan and it really dropped the temps by a good 8º c tall design means it clears everything on the mobo

Cons: its loud! I had to turn down the fan manually to make it tolerable

Other Thoughts: the directions are very poor

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  • Paul B.
  • 10/15/2014 10:16:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Quite Cooler

Pros: Low temps on both AM3+ and LGA775 CPU's and both computers no longer sound like small airplanes when Gamming.

Cons: None unless You have a small case.

Other Thoughts: These a very tall so make sure that You have plenty of space, they won't work in an ITX case more than likely.

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  • Garry J.
  • 10/11/2014 12:43:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsVery good CPU cooler

Pros: Very easy installation on AMD AM3+ socket. Cools much better than stock AMD CPU cooler.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Installed on MSI 970A-G46 mobo with AMD FX 6300 CPU. With stock cooler it would idle at 48-49C and when running Prime95 would reach 65C in about 55 seconds(I stopped the test to prevent CPU damage). With the Zalman CNPS5X installed it would idle at 39C and max out at 54C when running Prime95 for a full 10 minutes. BTW, I did use the thermal grease included with the cooler and it works just fine(saving my Tunia TX-2 grease for another build).

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  • Naramsin B.
  • 10/1/2014 7:18:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall, simple, quiet, cool

Pros: Direct copper contact the cpu
Shrouded heatsink for maximum air flow and pressure
Really quiet fan for the temps it gets and how small it is
Idles a 4790K at sub 25C
Triple copper heatpipe

Cons: there's indents where the copper and aluminum meet that makes for a small space where contact is not made. I made sure to put lines of arctic silver directly on these spots.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure those indents are there to save cost. I had a 9900 that was an all copper base but much more expensive. If thermal compound is good enough for intel, it's good enough to fill this gap. In the end, the temps are much lower than you'd expect from a very small and very cheap heatsink. If you want better than stock but don't want to damage the wallet, this is definitely the piece. I have two of these now. One at home, (while I wait for the bracket to my water cooling setup) and one at the workstation at my job running an E3-1230v3. I've used zalman for years and this did not disappoint me. Even under load (script mining), temps never got over 60C. Again, highly recommended if you're on a budget

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