"On the test bench today is one of Zalman's economical 'Performa' heatsinks. The 'Performa' series tend to use bare aluminum fins and skip on fancy things like fan speed controllers, colourful LED lights and nickel plated bling, all with an eye towards keeping costs down for budget minded users. The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler, it supports Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The CNPS11X Performa stands 154mm tall so it should fit in most mid-tower cases and weighs a pretty feathery 450 grams."
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