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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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  • Aaron R.
  • 8/12/2015 11:51:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent, but loud!

Pros: -keeps things fairly cool. I don't keep track of temps tho.

Cons: -loud! I've gotten used to it now, but when I first got it it was distractingly loud.

Other Thoughts: My poorly crafted MSI mATX board didn't have a spot for the controller, so it runs at 100% all the time, making it super loud. I guess it's good for keeping things cool though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2015 10:58:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price for an excellent heatsink

Pros: -Heavy duty yet compact.
-Quiet; barely a hum. Sometimes I forget it's in there.
-Comes with an already applied, reasonable layer of thermal paste. Just remove protective the plastic and it's good to go.
-Cools the CPU very well - a noticeable 10 to 15 degrees cooler than our older heatsink at any given time.
-Lots of extra cable. Probably not very exciting to most. In my case, after I replaced our last heatsink's old and dying fan I was left with little to no cable (mistakes were made, lessons were learned). Good to have extra even if one thinks it is not needed.

Cons: -Nothing serious. Since I bought the heatsink brand new, the latch to connect the device to the motherboard was difficult to attach. It took some effort but it definitely fits and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

Other Thoughts: It is nice to have the thermal paste already applied in such a neat fashion, especially since thermal paste itself can cost a pretty penny on its own.
Although a good idea and investment, I cannot use the fan dial that is included with this product as my PC is not in a position where I can reach the back of the case easily. It's not a con but since it is not of any use to me at the moment it is not a pro either so I'm just leaving this here.

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  • Mark A.
  • 6/27/2015 12:35:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good

Pros: Easy install. Worked fin while it lasted.

Cons: Stopped working after 11 months with little use.

Other Thoughts: I know you get what you pay for but I thought I would get more than 11 months out of it.

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.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Jack P.
  • 6/24/2015 7:32:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes it's job okay...

Pros: Quiet and trust it will spin quiet for a long time.

Cons: Could never get the dial to work. Tried every possible config with it connected to my mobo but just couldn't make it work. I trust my mobo has a good enough fan speed controller so its not a deal breaker but sad I couldn't manually turn speeds up or down

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  • Jeremey F.
  • 6/15/2015 1:52:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLasted Four Years, Not Shabby

Pros: Fairly long life
Inexpensive
Big metal heatsink

Cons: Collects more dust in heatsink than usual, can be difficult to clean, use a toothbrush or pipe cleaners
Fan can be noisy
Lasts about 12,000HRS before bearings start to make noise, compared to the 45,000HRS it boasts.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great buy. The fan still works well at cooling, but the bearings are going on it after 4 years of use, roughly 8hrs a day. The fan made it about 12,000HRS before I noticed any abnormal noise. I decided to just replace the fan with a 92mm all aluminum one, matching the all metal heat sink, which is still in great shape, even after 8 re-seatings. For the price this is not a bad heatsink even though it only got 12,000HRS of use instead of 45,000HRS. A newer heatsink and fan is obviously better to purchase as the flat top down design on this one is pretty much obsolete compared to the new vertically mounted ones.

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  • Amber L.
  • 5/7/2015 12:50:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Fan

Pros: *Very quiet even on the highest setting.
*Love the manual controls.
*Great price.
*Keeps CPU very cool.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Linda E.
  • 4/1/2015 10:40:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat budget cooler. Or used to be

Pros: Ive been using this thing since i bought a phenom iix4 off e-*ay without a cooler. Cools the cpu at 3.5 ghz no issues at all. Highest temp ive seen on this cpu was 45c when the heatsink needed a good cleaning. It idles around 17-25c depending on the weather.

Cons: The fan controller is a mess but it will do the job. Slightly annoying to install it

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  • Maheep S.
  • 3/22/2015 1:53:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Cool Enough, and Expensive...

Pros: Is quiet at the low end of the RPM. OK for dual core CPUs.

Cons: Does not cool a quad core sufficiently, and is too expensive for the kind of performance it puts out.

Other Thoughts: Bought this fan several years ago when it used to be under $15...as I remember. Used it for my AMD 64 X4 9750B. Always had a problem in the summers even thought the fan was kept at full speed (where it is certainly not quiet), with CPU temps reaching 70 degs, till I found an app to bring down the voltage by 15%. Decided to change this fan for a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2. That brought the temp down by 20 deg F, and is far quieter as it is PWM...and costs a mere $25. No wonder that fan has nearly 6000 reviews. Came to NewEgg to see if I could buy this Z1 for my dual core PCs, and got a sticker shock for $39. Am going to buy Arctic Pro 7 for all my four PCs on dual core...much cheaper...much better....six thousand people can't be wrong.

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.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Cristopher P.
  • 3/12/2015 4:57:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Great for low end CPUs but nothing over 4 cores. I am currently running AMD FX-8320 and it runs cool at 39C but only when idle. When I run any kind of CPU intensive program it runs well over 60C.

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.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Robert H.
  • 3/7/2015 8:13:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine IF

Pros: Copper Base, 92mm Fan.

Cons: Does NOT work properly out of the box. You MUST clean off their thermal patch and apply your own thermal paste/grease or expect a meltdown !

3 pin fan but I knew that when I bought it.

Other Thoughts: I shouldn't have to spend more money on my own paste for a NEW CPU Fan. It should work out of the box AS SPECIFIED. The person at Rosewill argued with me that it worked out of the box as specified. WRONG !!! It wouldn't even keep a X2 4200 under 70c which kept shutting down the machine it was in. Once I applied my own paste after cleaning theirs off, temps went down to 38c where they should be.

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