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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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  • Steven Q.
  • 11/25/2014 6:34:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood First Impression!

Pros: Good size, pre-applied thermal compound, large heatsink, PCI fan speed controller included.

Cons: Loud

Other Thoughts: Got this to replace the fan that originally came in my PC. This one is a little bigger than my old one and I can't imagine trying to stuff 120mm fan in my mid tower case so this is perfect. The heatsink is larger which is nice and the pre-applied thermal compound eases installation. It is a little on the loud side but the included fan speed controller should be able to curb that effect. I opted to not use the controller since I don't have easy access to the back of my case. I've never installed a PCU heatsink/fan before and this was extremely easy.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 11/14/2014 9:56:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice deal

Pros: Works good looks good and was super cheap.
sturdy build looks like it will last forever.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not much difference in cooling then the stock fans but then again I am not overclocking and most of my rigs are gamer cases with adequate cooling already. I would easily purchase more of these when needed if the price stays fair :)

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  • Elizabeth R.
  • 11/7/2014 2:05:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust buy it

Pros: $20. Solid cooper bottom. 92mm fan with deep blades. variable speed.

Cons: Where was this my entire life?

Other Thoughts: used for AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core. 100f average

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  • shirlene r.
  • 10/25/2014 3:10:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally great fan

Pros: I've had this heatsink and fan for about 3 months and honestly, I'm happy with my purchase. If you're on a budget build then you should consider this. Just to give you an idea, I have a vishera 6-core 3.5hz and with this fan set at 2600rpm it'll idle at 25C and top out around 57C while gaming. You really can't beat the quality for this price.

Cons: This may or may not be a con(since I didn't have issues with it) but the long bolts holding fan in place squeeze in between two heatsink fins. It doesn't damage it or anything and was quite easy to put back together..I've just never seen it before.

Other Thoughts: I also use AS 5 paste, I highly recommend as well.

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  • Robert K.
  • 10/21/2014 4:33:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNope!

Pros: It looks kind of cool, I guess...

Cons: Thick cooling fins, sub-par thermal compound, and included fan controller makes routing the wires a hassle, as they aren't covered in any way.

Other Thoughts: I have an older HP system that was running an Athlon II X4 640 and I got a great deal on a Phenom II X6 1045t. I ordered this, thinking the stock heatsink might not be enough to keep up. My processor arrived from the (popular online auction site that is apparently censored here) seller three days before my heatsink, so I decided to give the stock one a chance and it worked great (aluminum, 80mm fan). When I got this one in the mail today, I decided to go ahead and throw it in, since I had spent the money on it. First, I connected the fan directly to the motherboard. The BIOS was actually able to vary the fan speed but it wouldn't run over about 1750 RPM, so I decided to try the included fan controller. I started off with the fan at full speed but decided it was way too loud. I backed it off to just below my threshold for annoyance, which was roughly 2500 RPM. At this speed, my processor peaked at around 57c when running all six cores on Prime95. At the full 3000 RPM, I was able to maintain a temperature of 54c but the noise really annoyed me. I ended up putting the HP heatsink back in (with decent but still cheap thermal compound) and ran Prime95 again. My stock heatsink keeps my processor at 54c (the max operating temperature is listed as 55-71c), and the fan never exceeds 2450 RPM, which is comparable to the Rosewill, at its minimum 1700 RPM, in terms of noise levels. This is a 95w processor, so there really is no reason why it should have trouble cooling it. Unless you have an older (pre-AM3) processor, or one with a TDP of less than 95w, I would avoid this particular heatsink. Thankfully, I got it for $11.55 shipped, or I would be asking for my money back.

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/14/2014 3:15:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsthe perfect air cooling solution

Pros: 92mm fan size, NOT 80mm or 120mm

variable fan speed , thus loudness

variable cfm, thus loudness and cooling


Cons: none

Other Thoughts: when searching for for a cooling solution for new builds, my requirements were:

1) 80mm fans are to small and do not move enough air. 120mm are much to big and interfere with RAM slots. 92mm fans and heatsinks are the perfect size.

2) with the variable speed, it allows to satisfy the " noise crowd" and the " air movement crowd " . just simply adjust the fan speed to reduce noise or increase airflow and cooling.

3) price. I have purchased over 50 of these. not one has failed, not one has gone back. it has saved me many $$$ and hours of wasted time.

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  • Fidel A.
  • 10/9/2014 12:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat sturdy fan

Pros: good price, lots of reviews wasnt dissapointed. looks to be made sturdy and doesnt feel flimsy, comes pre-applied with thermal paste. used it on my AM3+ processor.

Cons: the manual adapter died on the first day...? have to plug the fan normally in order so the fan spins otherwise it wont budge at all with the manual adapter.

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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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