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Rosewill RCX-Z1 Long life ball bearing for over 45,000/hrs CPU Cooler

  • 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.

Learn more about the Rosewill RCX-Z1




CPU Cooler
Fan Size
AMD Socket AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
Bearing Type
1700 - 3100 RPM
Air Flow
33 - 57.2 CFM
Noise Level
18 - 33.4 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Heatsink Material
Anodizing For Aluminum Alloy with huge dimension copper base.

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
92 x 92 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions
90 x 90 x 45mm


92mm silent cooler with cooler guard
Huge dimension copper base
Stick together power cable
Cooler controller included
Pure aluminum heatsink
Simple installation for AMD
Maximum TDP: 95W

Package Contents

Package Contents
CPU Cooler
Cooler Speed Controller

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2014 6:27:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsCPU Cooler

Pros: I bought this becuase I wanted to replace my stock cooler, so I figured for the price, why not? One reason was because it was red and black, since I was building a red and black themed system, it would tied in better than other coolers. Installing was easy as always, BUT, I did not install the knob to increase/decrease the fan speeed. I just plugged it straight into the motherboard. So I cannot tell my opinions about that since I didn't install it. But I find the fan quiet, yes you can hear it, but it is very slight noise. My Mac is louder than this cooler, as well as my case also has 3 other fans running as well. For the price (and the colors scheme in my opinion) this is a great pick up for the price.

Cons: I have nothing here

Other Thoughts: My CPU tempuerature was around 28c

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  • Francisco V.
  • 8/6/2014 11:45:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAlright

Pros: The material that this cpu cooler is made out of is solid and the same goes for the fan. It looks really nice and performs well

Cons: The only problem that i have with it is that it makes too much noise. I am more into very quiet cpu coolers and this did not met my expectations. The stock cooler runs silent even while playing graphic intensive games, which is a shame when i looked at this one

Other Thoughts: Don't let my observation fool you. It's still a great cooler and all not just for me

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  • Charles Z.
  • 8/5/2014 12:00:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler

Pros: A great, inexpensive cooler that's easy to install. The more Rosewill stuff I buy, the more impressed with them I am. The packaging, while it doesn't really matter, was surprisingly professional - not just a brown box. The instructions were clearly written, in proper English, with pictures. It's a cooler, and pretty self-explanatory, but someone at Rosewill took the time to do them properly. The heat sink is big!

The cooler snapped right on the clips, the speed-adjust knob went right into a PCI slot, the cables hooked right up.

I replaced a fairly good (or so I thought) non-stock cooler. There's a grill over the fan blades of the Rosewill so you can't stick your fingers into it and break the blades - which is why I had to replace the other one.

At idle, this fan knocked my temps down from 46* to 36* running at about 65% of its total speed (according to Conky.) I transcoded a movie to put it under load and it didn't go over 65*. The former cooler would let it get to nearly 95* doing the same job.

Cons: It can get a little loud. Not sure where they got their decibel readings, but the cooler that I replaced (which was listed as louder in its product description) was quieter than the Rosewill with the Rosewill running at full speed. However, Since I don't seem to need to run it that fast, it's actually quieter and there's some overhead for adjustment in case I do something REALLY intensive.

When it is running at full speed it's a healthy loud - no rattles, or vibrations, or shakes.

Other Thoughts: It's worth much more than its price would indicate.

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  • KEVIN H.
  • 8/4/2014 12:11:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap CPU fan

Pros: Great fan at a better price

Cons: Good CPU Cooler for lower watt CPU's

Other Thoughts: TDP of 125 watt at 80f cool CPU's with a TDP of 95 watts cpu

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  • Billy H.
  • 7/13/2014 12:22:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood AMD OEM Replacement

Pros: 1- Copper base
2- 92mm CPU fan
3- Price
4- Fan speed controller included w/external knob
5- Quiet fan

Cons: 1- Fan has only 3 pin connector
2- Included thermal compound is cheap
3- W/O 4 pin connector you'll have to use included fan speed controller to regulate fan speed on a newer motherboard that uses 4 pin CPU fan header

Other Thoughts: I used this on a AMD 939 socket 3700+ single core build for a 10 year old boy who likes to play Minecraft. The older 939 motherboard had 3 pin CPU fan header, so it worked perfectly w/o having to use the included fan speed controller. I had gone to Rosewill's website to see if it was a 3 pin or 4 pin fan before purchasing it. I did toss the included CPU grease in the trash and used Artic Silver Ceramique2. Although their son runs his pc ALOT, CPU has not yet climbed above 39C...the fan does move alot of air and is whisper quiet too. If Rosewill were to change 3 pin fan out for a 4 pin fan you'd have a 5 egger.

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  • Brent C.
  • 7/10/2014 6:28:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsquality over quaninty

Pros: My processor is an AMD X2 250 3.0 ghz i play a lot of league of legends and my PC normal runs around 80f-110f while playing.. i installed this fan as an upgrade from my stock fan that went out suddenly i needed something fast and cheap and this sure did deliver my pc runs at about 32f-50f degrees even when i run a movie on my other monitor and play the game this thing really keeps it cool

i found a spot on my motherboard for a 3 prong connection

the sound is not loud but it blends well with background noises any noise is expected with any fan that's fast though.

Cons: i didn't know this was a 3 pin connection my motherboards CPU fan spot was a 4 in connection and i didn't see the pin connection anywhere in the spec's

Other Thoughts: Great fan at a better price

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  • Roger T.
  • 7/6/2014 9:36:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: large but not so much as to interfere with ram. plenty of surface area to effectively cool most CPU's/APU's

Cons: ONLY 57cfm on max. the fan on this thing is PUNY meant for airconditioned offices. replace the FAN with a 92mm delta or 92mm vantec tornado and save buyers the trouble of doing it themselves

Other Thoughts: The heatsink works great, but the fan is not up to cooling much of anything in an unairconditioned Louisiana mobile home. I replaced the included fan with a 92mm vantec tornado, and now my 6800k stays under 50C after hours of gaming on high graphics settings.
The included fan is too weak, get a better fan to put on this like a vantec tornado or a delta.

With the included fan this was still better than stock cooler which idled at 53c. this heatsink idled at 47c with the puny included fan. When I traded that fan out for a vantec tornado, my idle temps dropped to 39c and load temps dropped to 48c.

I use AS Ceramique thermal paste, but its good this comes with compound already on it for those that forget to buy some.

As i said the included fan is TERRIBLE but the heatsink itself is great, and the fan is easy to replace so I won't dock an egg, and I do highly recommend this cooler, just bear in mind you need to upgrade the fan.

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  • Austin D.
  • 7/2/2014 1:34:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome upgrade

Pros: Very minimal noise when at full speed. the cage on the outside doesn't rattle or make any unnecessary noises. Also a very efficient cooler for my AMD fx 6300. it keeps at an idle temperature of about 25-30 degrees C. And that's in Texas in the middle of the summer haha. minimum temp according to cpu-z is 14 degrees, even when running FurMark for about 10 minutes the max recorded temp was only at 57.

Cons: The fan speed controller doesn't have any braiding on the outside like the actual fan header itself, so you need to make sure you get that secured away. I dont actually use the controller so i just have it running at 100% at all times.

Other Thoughts: a good upgrade from the stock cooler and overall a good buy if you're looking for a cheap and effective cpu cooler.

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  • Donald C.
  • 6/28/2014 1:11:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Pretty quiet keeps it cool does as advertised!

Cons: noone

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  • David S.
  • 6/23/2014 7:45:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot that cool

Pros: Cheap and small.

Cons: Overheats.

Other Thoughts: It's a nice looking little heatsink and the fan moves a good amount of air, but the temp quickly rises to unsafe levels when using some higher end chips. It's the right form factor, just not enough mass to keep the system from overheating and shutting down.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care

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