The Rosewill RCX-Z5 performed better than any other CPU cooler that we have tested ever since moving to the T.E.C.C. method. While Rosewill's current product base is low, it is clear that the Z5 is a much better product than the Intel and AMD retail heatsinks in both thermal and acoustic performance.
The Z5 is currently available in the U.S. from Newegg for$ 39.99, the same cost as the RCX-Z4 which we reviewed last month here. The Z5 clearly outperforms the Z4 in cooling and acoustic performance.
Product availability is Rosewill's weak point; their products are currently available from only a few e-tail locations, mainly Newegg. Rosewill does manufacture several products including over fifteen CPU coolers as well as more advanced products such as NAS servers and computer cases. We look forward to reviewing more products from Rosewill and see them as a rising star in the peripheral market.
If you are looking for a quality CPU cooler that fights high CPU loads with innovative engineering, low cost of ownership and a quiet fan then be sure to add the RCX-Z5 to your short list of options.