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Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL - 92mm Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

  • 600 - 3000 RPM ± 10%
  • 12 - 66 CFM ± 10%
  • Aluminum
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"The Best Choice In Value" is Rosewill’s corporate mantra. Rosewill produces quality CPU coolers with best-in-class performance while staying affordable. Designed specifically for Intel Socket LGA 775 processors, the RCX-Z90-AL combines multiple features into a package that performs as well as more expensive units but at a fraction of the price.

The aluminum fins optimize heat dissipation and the 92mm, 3000 RPM (± 10%) sleeve-bearing fan delivers airflow up to 66 CFM (± 10%) for great cooling performance and low noise. The innovative heatsink design enables omni-directional airflow for efficient cooling of the CPU and Motherboard VR components. So sit back and enjoy surfing in the virtual world with a cool and quiet CPU!

 

  • newegg Excellent Cooling Performance The Rosewill RCX-Z90-AL features a pure aluminum base and high-density aluminum fins, plus a powerful 92mm cooling fan to deliver superior cooling performance.
  • newegg PWM Function The PWM function automatically adjusts fan speeds according to the CPU temperature for efficient cooling and minimized fan noise.

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


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  • Erick B.
  • 2/12/2015 4:20:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent cooler!

Pros: I'm repurposing an old DB43LD mobo w/Pentium E5300 Dual-Core 2.6GHz CPU and even with a brand new stock Intel cooler the core temps hovered at nearly 50 degrees C just streaming HD video. This cooler dropped the temps to about 37 to 40 degrees C while streaming so I'm a happy camper.

The Intel cooler fan would typically run about 1500 RPM whereas this Rosewill cooler fan runs a bit under 1000 RPM and still drops the core temps about 10 degrees C so the heat sink is apparently quite efficient.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The retention pins on this cooler are quite a bit easier to insert than are the stock Intel cooler pins - so if you're having trouble "snapping" these pins into place you're doing something wrong! Stop and make certain that all four "locks" are turned fully counterclockwise before trying to push the pins into place.

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  • John H.
  • 12/29/2014 9:13:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RCX-Z90-AL

Pros: This works nicely for what it was designed for.

Cons: n

Other Thoughts: This is rated at 86 watts for cooling in the specs. I put it on a 65 watt processor. Then set the fan speed to the lowest setting in the bios. I have been using the machine that it is in for normal household surfing and social media. The speed has yet to leave the idle speed. This makes it one of the quietest coolers that I have had.

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  • Martin Z.
  • 11/21/2014 12:52:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazingly quient

Pros: Amazingly quiet. Far more than I expected, especially for the money. Purchase one at 10 bucks. Then two more at 4 bucks each as spares.

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: All things being relative, it works perfectly well on a system used in an office environment with low load applications. If you're looking for high performance you should do your research first.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 8/19/2014 1:44:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFeels like stock is better.

Pros: Spins quietly, sometimes i wonder if it is not spinning fast enough.

Cons: Seems like stock and this cooler keeps the temp the same.

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 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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  • Michael P.
  • 7/13/2014 2:52:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little cooler at a great price

Pros: I was building a linux-based PC with leftover parts from a deceased high-end Dell XPS. I needed a new CPU cooler, since the stock XPS CPU cooler is massive and didn't fit my new case. This cooler fit the profile I needed completely: low price, great value and great cooling.
Pros:
- GREAT value for the price you pay.
- Actually much better looking in person than in in the Newegg pictures; well built fan/cooler.
- Already comes with well-applied thermal paste.
- Nice sleeved power cable.
- Altough other reviewers have stated otherwise, on my build (which only has one chasssis fan by the way) this fan is MORE than enough to cool my Core 2 Duo E6700; temperature a steady 38C-40C at idle load.

Cons: Only one major con: the plastic "pins" that serve to screw down the cooler on the Motherboard. If you're reading this, chances are you know all about these poorly-conceived plastic pins that were used with Intel coolers of this generation, and this cooler is no exception. The pins are flimsly and only by pure luck it seems I managed to adequately install the cooler without breakin a pin.
If I where to look hard for another con, yes, it is a little louder than other fans, but not enough to disturb me in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: All in all, taking into account the plastic screw pins, this is still a great buy at this price, and does its job magnificently.
Recommended for anyone looking for a great CPU cooler for older-generation CPU's.
I would rate it 4.5 out of 5 eggs, docking half an egg for the plastic pins, but since Newegg doesn't accept half-egg ratings, I'll give it a perfect five.

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  • Karen B.
  • 6/27/2014 12:38:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot for AG8

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: Didn't work for me as a replacement for intel stock fan on older AG8 motherboard. I tried 3 different thermal paste but it kept overheating my P4 550. Looks identical to the stock heat sink (except it's not copper core).

Other Thoughts: I never had problems before w a heatsink. I triple checked installation , push down & turn to lock ? It all felt secure. I got disgusted and thew out the older motherboard.

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  • Ronald M.
  • 6/2/2014 8:24:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuiet and Reliable

Pros: The fan is quiet, reliable and reduced the temperature of the CPU by 10 degrees C. It was installed on an old CPU (8 years old) - it works.

Cons: Lack of instructions - a simple set of instructions would have made the installation easier....with any technical knowledge it was fairly easy to isntall

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  • jason s.
  • 5/29/2014 9:05:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: fast delivery

Cons: thought the base would b square like oem. hope the fact it's round doesn't cause heating problems from smaller contact area

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  • John C.
  • 5/17/2014 6:05:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWinner!

Pros: I was able to get this fan in and running. Took me several attempts, but it's in and doing the job. And for that I'm grateful because my PC was not able to run for very long with the new CPU I purchased for it. It kept shutting down due to thernal failure. I needed a better cooler and this one worked.

Cons: As are all clip/push down fans, this one had my thumbs burning before it was on properly. Not blaming Rosewill...it's simply the nature of the beast.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I purchased this cooler.

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  • Joseph H.
  • 4/23/2014 8:03:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA decent cooler

Pros: Cools CPU
Doesn't break the bank

Cons: A little difficult to install. Directions not very concise. One of the attaching pins bent during installation and it took forever to pinch it back into place as it is made of plastic. -1 Egg for cheapness of parts and lack of quality instructions.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for, folks. I would not recommend this for any CPU other than LGA775. You're probably better off with stock HSF for 1150/1155 even though that thing is terrible, too. There are much better alternatives out there for a few more dollars.

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