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Meats_Of_Evil Feb 20, 2009, 02:12pm EST Report Abuse
I'm pretty sure you all know Zalman products. So no need for an introduction. Now they've launched their new product to the successful 9xxx series.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman-cnps-9900-led-review/

Wow it looks pretty damn big. But I'm getting less and less impressed by Heatsinks these days. There's only so much copper can do, and the sizes keep increasing which to me makes it ugly.

Seriously, I'm even more attracted to water cooling now.


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DarK_SlayeR Feb 20, 2009, 04:55pm EST Report Abuse
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Meh, it looks ok. I'm with you though: not impressed

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Sean Costello Feb 20, 2009, 05:15pm EST Report Abuse
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never been a fan of Zalman CPU heatsinks, my self.

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DarK_SlayeR Feb 20, 2009, 05:33pm EST Report Abuse
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I've got a 9700, and tbh, I don't like it much. It does well with my Core (idle 28c, load 32c), but with my old Opteron, it would get too hot under load (overlocked to 3ghz of course ^_^). I've seen that other coolers did better under those clock speeds with that chip.

But meh, does ok for now. I don't think I'll buy another Zalman though

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TamTheBam Feb 20, 2009, 07:21pm EST Report Abuse
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....I'm back, but only as a part-timer... :)
FingerMeElmo87 Feb 20, 2009, 07:31pm EST Report Abuse
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when i get the doe, im gonna get the CoolIt Domino A.L.C. Proven easy liquid cooling powerhouse. and its less than $70

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G. G. Feb 20, 2009, 07:50pm EST Report Abuse
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Darkie,

You just dont have the GG touch.... that is why your 9700 isnt working well.... ehehehhe..

My 9500 has been servicing my P4 650 3.4ghz cpu very well for four years now with temps of 28 idle and 41 load....

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DarK_SlayeR Feb 20, 2009, 07:59pm EST Report Abuse
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G. G. said:
Darkie,

You just dont have the GG touch.... that is why your 9700 isnt working well.... ehehehhe..

My 9500 has been servicing my P4 650 3.4ghz cpu very well for four years now with temps of 28 idle and 41 load....


Meh, may very well have been the case I had. The Xion II is a pos. Antec 900 made everything better instantly. On my old Opty, it's idle/load temps dropped by 7 or 8c when I flopped cases. That 200mm fan does wonders for the CPU.

Still, the Zalman is ok. I do want some of this "GG Touch" though. Where can I buy a can of it??? o.O

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DarK_SlayeR Feb 20, 2009, 08:06pm EST Report Abuse
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I will say this though, I like how the cooler looks visually (without the plastic cover of course)

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Meats_Of_Evil Feb 21, 2009, 12:24am EST Report Abuse
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G. G. Feb 21, 2009, 11:43am EST Report Abuse
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Meats,

I was able to stuff a Coolit Freezone into my very tight case - http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2916470330052054534KWf...ertainment

I am sure you have a bit more of room than I do that a prepackaged cpu water cooling system would fit just fine in yours.... lets say like a Coolit Domino A.L.C. cpu cooler system that will fit perfectly in your system - http://www.coolitsystems.com/index.php?option=com_content&...p;Itemid=5 and it only retails for 79.99USD

I would recommend you consider this as I been reading some good stuff about it.


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B Feb 21, 2009, 12:16pm EST Report Abuse
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I am not impressed either. I was expecting a new innovative design. Looks like they just moved the fan to the middle of the heat sink and made it bigger. It looks very similar to the 9500 series.

I am still happy with my Zalman. :)

B Feb 21, 2009, 12:58pm EST Report Abuse
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On a side note, I just removed a significant amount of dust from my HSF and it dropped my idle temp ~4 degrees Celsius. :)

Beavis Khan Feb 21, 2009, 01:12pm EST Report Abuse
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I like the Zalmans in general, and have three of the 9500 series, but I'm done buying heatsinks with integrated fans. Let me replace it on my own, or I ain't buying it...

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SuPeR Xp Feb 22, 2009, 01:13am EST Report Abuse
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ZALMAN comes out with really cool unique looking designs but from my previous experiences using them, they lack in the high performance cooling category. Maybe these new models do a great job, but there past stuff I am not impressed with the cooling performance.

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angryhippy Mar 19, 2009, 12:47pm EDT Report Abuse
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http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1623&a...ct_id=2869

Still looking? This one is purty! cheaper than the zalman too.

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B Mar 19, 2009, 06:38pm EDT Report Abuse
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angryhippy said:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=1623&a...ct_id=2869

Still looking? This one is purty! cheaper than the zalman too.

Looks pretty good. The V10 is even more beastly. :)



 

    
 
 

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