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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

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RCX-Z1

Spec

Type
CPU Cooler
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
AMD Socket AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
Bearing Type
Ball
RPM
1700 - 3100 RPM
Air Flow
33 - 57.2 CFM
Noise Level
18 - 33.4 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Red
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

Features

Features
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

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Dawn S.
  • 6/19/2014 4:25:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAffordable Upgrade

Pros: -Price
-Runs better than my stock fan (On an AMD 4130 Black Edition Quad core. Was running about 60 Degrees while gaming now 45-50. Great
-Fun upgrade for cheap

Cons: -On full power, it is loud. But it is a healthy noise. No buzzing or rattling.

Other Thoughts: When I received this my fan speed controller was broken so I am currently running it full out 24/7. I contacted Rosewill and they are sending me an entire new unit, for free. Even without the speed controller it is still a good product.

NOTE: I am using Arctic Silver 5, not the stock compound.

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  • Joseph R.
  • 6/19/2014 3:49:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RCX-Z1

Pros: This is my second Rosewill RCX-Z1. I like to take old micro ATX cases from say 10 years ago and re-build them with modern equipment. This Cooler is a perfect fit for these types of cases. The Cooler move a lot of air keeping the CPU nice and cool. The Cooler can be a little noisy on high. But in these small cases you need to keep the air moving so a little noise is ok in my book. Larger fan and much more substantial heat sink then the stock AMD Cooler. Keeps my AMD FX-6300 6-core slightly overclocked to 3.7Gigs nice and cool . Mid to low 30's idle low to mid 40's under load.

Cons: Do away with the fan control and put a 4 pin PMW plug on it

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  • Kelly F.
  • 6/19/2014 1:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING

Pros: On low it's barely hear able, on high its not that loud. Thermal paste that comes on it is smooth and does the job.

Cons: hard to fit in am3 socket kind of a squeeze

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  • Barbara J.
  • 6/9/2014 11:08:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill RCX-Z1

Pros: Some people I see knock this heatsink and fan because its weak. It's really quite a good unit if you stay within specs. Some people were asking this cooler to cool a AMD FX -8350 a 8 core TDP of 125 watt monster. The RCX-Z1 is only rated to cool CPU's with a TDP of 95 watts like the AMD FX-6300. That's like asking a car radiator for a 6 cylinder engine to keep a big block 8 cylinder engine cool-Not going to do a very good job.

Cons: Do away with the fan control and put a 4 pin PMW plug on it.

Other Thoughts: Good CPU Cooler for lower watt CPU's

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