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post #1 of 31
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not trying to start a war here but from everything I have seen on the net the zalman is an upgrade from stock sure but just seems to be a slight upgrade compared to many other coolers ou there. yet it seems people out there want this cooler or have to have it when it doesn't seem like that great of a cooler from all the reviews, test, and first hand from end users.

so if I might ask for those who did buy the zalman why it vs another cooler?
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I never see ppl reccomending zalman on here it is always The Big Typhoon and Tuniq Tower
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I mainly see people recommending the Big Typhoon or Tuniq Tower if you can find it.
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hehe beat you
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My zalman is wokring better than any (period) other air cooler i have seen on the market. e6700 at 3.5 is 31c idle 43-44 load in tat.The zalman only works if you know how to use it.You have to have a case with fans that travel air in front of it and out the back of it.
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Well from first hand experience and testing, the Zalman VF-900 dropped my OCed 6800GS temps from 78°C to 54°C full load.

I'd say that's a fantastic improvement over stock especially since the thing is darn near silent on full power.

On the CPU coolers, however, you may well be correct.
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Yeah you did. lol Oh well.
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post #8 of 31
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on here that seems to be the case for the most part but I know there are quite a few 9500 and 9700 zalman owners on here and every now and then you hear speak of how great the cooler is or others and their plans on buying one. usually though yes it is don't buy it though many still seem to.

and I know on other places on the web I hear buy a zalman 9700 and all will be good.
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post #9 of 31
The Zalman 9500 and 9700 are good coolers, but depend heavily on a good airflow in the case. That's why they often don't perform well in reviews, since those test rigs are often not even in a case, or otherwise just 'thrown together'.

If you take good care installing it, and setting up your case airflow, you'll have good results.

Other coolers might be a bit better, and definately beat the Zalman in less friendly environments (read: bad airflow).
    
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post #10 of 31
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My zalman is wokring better than any (period) other air cooler i have seen on the market. e6700 at 3.5 is 31c idle 43-44 load in tat.The zalman only works if you know how to use it.You have to have a case with fans that travel air in front of it and out the back of it.
wouldn't that same idea though apply to other coolers as well?

just curious though what voltage are you running at?
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