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Cynthia M.

Cynthia M.

Joined on 02/06/15

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Been with me for a long journey

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: This thing in the right case will keep your CPU as cool as competing water coolers can. In the wrong case with stangant air flow - itll keep it from dying. I first bought this for phenom builds, then I kept it with me through the FX 4000 series, to the 6000 series, and then up to an 8370 before making the jump to AM4 Ryzen 5 1600. Ive swapped it out for corsair liquid coolers, cooler master tower coolers and I always keep grabbing it off my shelf and putting it back into my case. Its still cooling as efficiently as the day I bought it, It truly is a timeless design. Pure copper cooling is something of note, the LED hasnt died out on me and its been with me since the DDR2 days.

Cons: The only issue I can see is that when you go to remove it you may get your knuckles nicked by the bare fins, but if you remove your video card and take your time you will be just fine.

Overall Review: Ive seen other people say its terrible for AM4, Ive read that they said its loose - I just want to set the record straight - It fits perfectly. I was so happy when I realized that AM4 supported this old cooler as I did not want to give it up, the stock cooler makes you remove the brackets and screw it directly into the backplate on the mother board, but if you already have this cooler handy its unecessary to remove the AM4 brackets as this cooler will connect directly to it just as it does with AM2/AM3 brackets.