|Zalman has a great history of dependable after market cooling for both the CPU and the GPU. For a long time the copper “flower” cooler was the way to go when you wanted the best cooling for you chip. These days the competition is fierce and there are so many coolers to choose from it can make your head spin. Well Zalman has a new cooler with a different look. The CNPS10X Extreme is designed like the more conventional upright heatpipe coolers that are dominant right now. Read on as we run this cooler through the heat gauntlet and find out if this new direction pays off.|
The Zalman CNPS10X Extreme is Zalmans latest entry in the CPU cooling Marketplace. They have moved over from the “Flower” coolers they are known for to this tower heatpipe design. It’s a decent looking model but seems to just blend in with most of the other heatpipe designs that are out there today. There are so many coolers out there that Zalmans Unique cooler designs really set them apart from the crowd. This tower heatpipe design has a cooper base and aluminum heat spreaders. The cooling is done with a Blue 120mm LED fan to pushing air through the fins. The fan is also speed adjustable so you are able to find your own noise / performance ratio.
Before we move on to the details lets take a look a the packaging. The packaging is well done and and I feel it’s worth mentioning. The packaging is well crafted and includes a sneak peak at the cooler through a round hole in the front. There a numurios pics of the CNPS10X Extreme around the case and well documented features as well. Needless to say if you were picking this box up in a brick and Mortar store you would be well informed on what you were getting. Here on the interweb you depend on me for that so lets move onto taking a closer look at the details of the cooler.
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* PWM Mate can be installed on the case’s exterior by connecting with the included Extension Cable.