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Anyone used this cooler? $65, but it's lapped a lot better than mine according to the pic. I've heard of the 9500's but not these. Were the 9500's lapped like this?
    
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get a tuniq tower before getting that, youll get better temps.
    
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^agreed^
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Oh, I thought the 9500's were good as too. Is the tuniq lapped?

Edit: Just checked, not lapped as good but cheaper. Probably even cheaper somewhere else
    
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NOOBS! The 9700 is an awesome cooler! It comes pre lapped. Thats how Zalman does there stuff. The pre lap everything the sell. Its a great cooler, and to be honest, a stock tuniq tower really wouldnt be any better. The design of the tuniq is quite horrible.

The only down side to the zalmans, is price. They arent cheap, though you get a great quality cooler for that price! I say if you want to save a few $$. Buy a big typhoon, lapp it to 1000 grit with paper from an auto parts store, then upgrade the fan to a silverstone fm series fan and youll get better temps than a 9700 and a tuniq tower.
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post #6 of 24
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Oh, I thought the 9500's were good as too. Is the tuniq lapped?

Edit: Just checked, not lapped as good but cheaper. Probably even cheaper somewhere else
Nothing comes lapped. Best to just do it yourself.

Zalman HSFs are overrated.
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Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's pre-lapped. My vf900CU is shiny, but I heard some people lapping them and they weren't flat...so I wouldn't trust the reflection to say that it's flat.
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post #8 of 24
Zalmans arent THAT bad. Granted i wouldnt have paid $63 for my CNPS9500, thats why I bought it while it was $43 with a instant rebate, but still gives me good temps
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post #9 of 24
remember shiny does not always mean lapped. zalmans HSF are overated btw.
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I've never liked the circular heatsinks myself, towers are the best
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