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Rosewill RCX-Z1 - CPU Cooler - Ball-Bearings for Long Life - Over 45,000 Hours of Service

  • 1700-3100 RPM
  • 33-57.2 CFM
  • 92mm Fan Size

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Rosewill offers "the best choice in value" with its range of CPU coolers that are designed to serve specific cooling needs. Offering high-quality coolers with reliable performance and affordable prices, Rosewill has the right cooler for you. The RCX-Z1 is designed to be an economical cooler for Socket AM2, or 939 AMD Athlon 64 or Sempron processors.

The extruded anodized aluminum cooler has a large dimension copper heat spreader base plate which efficiently transfers heat from the CPU to the tapering convection fins. It is topped with a red 92mm fan which moves up over 57.2 CFM of cooling air at its maximum 3100 RPM speed.

The fan speed can be controlled by either the included PCI bracket fan speed controller or by using a set of jumper wires plugged directly into the motherboard fan header. The Z1 attaches simply and easily without tools using a standard locking clip.

  • newegg Exceptional Cooling Performance The extra-large copper base and high-density aluminum fins optimize heat dissipation. Plus a 92mm, 3100RPM cooling fan delivers an air flow of up to 57.2 CFM for exceptional cooling performance.
  • newegg PCI Fan Control Bracket The included PCI fan control bracket features a manual fan-speed control dial for convenient adjustments of fan speeds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2016 2:08:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood and cheap

Pros: Super easy to install ... 4 min with cleaning the paste from old cooler.

Comes with paste pre-applied to bottom of the heatsink.

Keeps my AMD 6300 at 36c base and 55c while gaming (wow)

I like.

Cons: Didn't install switch needs to be 4 pin

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  • Erich W.
  • 5/5/2016 3:02:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps my CPU at a Constant 48c. And I mean Constant !! No in between. Love the plate on the Heat sink ! Huge ! Covers the CPU with No problem. Great Fan as well. Very Quiet, even at the highest speed.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Will Buy it again

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  • Mark S.
  • 4/21/2016 8:30:55 AM

5 out of 5 eggsKeep On Tickin'

Pros: Quiet. Moves a lot of air, cools well and fits everything I've tried them on. Can't kill it

Cons: Controller dies. Use it at your own risk.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these about ten years ago for desktop builds for me and the wife and then another one for our HTPC a few years later. Through the years we have upgraded a few times but have kept the fans for all new builds. They are still going strong! They are all plugged into the board with Kool n Quiet enabled. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again if one of the fans finally crapped out.

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  • Bob S.
  • 4/3/2016 3:17:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRCX-Z1 CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps My Amd FX 6300 Nice And Cool.Also Bought More For For An 8 Core,And A FM2+ Quad Core.All Are Good With This Cooler.

Cons: The Speed Controllers Are To Cheap.They All Shorted Out In Days.Buy A Better Fan Speed Controller.Shame The Fans Were'nt LED Colored Or Fans Where In Other Colors.

Other Thoughts: Definatley Recommend.I'll Be Buying More.

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  • Justin B.
  • 3/11/2016 10:00:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOkay w Fan Upgrade

Pros: Low profile.

Cons: Questionable value. Stock fan should be replaced with a good PWM right out the gate. Heatsink not terribly efficient, may even be worse than stock coolers.

Other Thoughts: UPDATE 3/12/16:

I saw this one for a giveaway price on black friday (2014) and figured why not. At the time I was unsure whether a larger cooler would fit my case and was on a tight budget. With an FX-6300 CPU clocked to 4.0 GHz with a rather low VCore I'd get pretty warm running Prime95, but it was stable and the temps were in range. I could not get any higher than this in spite of good case cooling; heat was the limiting factor. For the record I removed the stock thermal material with the arctic silver kit, then used arctic 5 paste and installed an upgraded CoolerMaster blademaster fan (I believe 92mm was the size). Both of these were easy to do and should be considered mandatory with this cooler.

Just today (3/12/16) my brother gifted me a CoolerMaster Hyper 212, which went on easy enough and did indeed fit my case (just barely). Temps dropped by half, literally. I went from something like 80C full load prime95 to 42C with BIOS specs untouched. In fairness the Hyper 212 is an excellent cooler, so not exactly an apples to apples comparison. But then, as I write this the Hyper 212 EVO is exactly eight dollars more than this Rosewill...so maybe it is apples to apples??

Either way I now wonder if this Rosewill cooler is any better at all versus a stock cooler...maybe even worse? The cooling fins are very thick, so it's easy to see how it would build up heat and hold it vs expelling it. And like I said I was running a very low voltage and an OC (if you can call it that) which fell in the CPU's normal turbo-boost range.

There may have been other things I could have done to tweak the arrangement such as adjusting the cooling fan a bit but at the end of the day this is a fairly unimpressive cooler, even for the almost-free price I paid. The non-pwm design with dial switch--sort of the hallmark of this cooler--is an old school gimmick, not an advantage unless you're an extreme control freak. It's something I replaced within two weeks of ownership.

If you're going to give this a shot buy a PWM and try to aim the airflow into the fins vs pulling off and see if you get different results; I only tried the latter so maybe there's a difference. But by that point you've priced yourself into the Hyper 212 range...why not buy that to start??

Now that I have a real cooler it's finally time to see what my rig can do... >:-)

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  • mojtaba t.
  • 3/9/2016 9:48:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat addition!

Pros: very nice that it comes with thermal already pre-applied! the latch grips and holds down tight!

Cons: none

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  • 8336891 I.
  • 2/27/2016 1:47:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent cooler for Amd A10 7850k

Pros: - very quite can hardly hear it run
- keeps my amd cpu super cold running at 35c under load ( i went through 3 cpu coolers before i found this one)
- small and stays on the mother board ( unlike others that have massive heat sinks and do not do well standing up)
- funny how a 17 dollar cooler is better then some 100 dollar ones i have tried
- affordable and will keep your cpu cool. There is also a fan control module

Cons: - none whats so ever I would recommend this to anyone

Other Thoughts: if your looking for a affordable cpu cooler that out does expensive ones this is what you should get. I wish i would of bought this one first before spending hundreds of dollars on over priced and over sized junk

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  • Scott R.
  • 2/23/2016 11:55:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fan

Pros: -very powerful
-speed controller works like a dream
-keeps CPU very cool

Cons: -loudest fan in the PC

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2016 11:31:38 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap. Works like an average cpu cooler.

Cons: Loud, I mean REALLY loud. If you dont mind an f18 testing max thrust on its engines inside of your computer case, then its not too bad I guess.

Other Thoughts: If you just bought a new CPU, I'd advise using the stock heatsink over this one.

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  • Lisa P.
  • 2/9/2016 8:57:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeep the cpu much cooler than the small garbage stock fan and heatsink.

Pros: Extremely easy to install as it fits just like the stock setup. It is nice that I can manually control the fan speed from the back side of the case.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I would recommend then to anyone who doesn't want a 2ft tall cooling system in their rig.

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