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Zalman 9700 vs 9700NT

post #1 of 18
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I've been deciding between the two unsure which to get on the basis of cooling

Am i right in thinking that the bare copper one does better than the coated black one? Since the coated black / Tritium one isnt going to dissapate as efficiently i reckon



All copper



Tritium



The all copper one is also bout' £10 cheaper...

Decisions decisions

Also, which do you think looks better? =)
    
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They cool to the same degree, its all looks. I got my NT for less than the non-NT so thats why I have it. Plus it looks pretty cool in my rig
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G3T TEH PRICEIR ONE IT MUST B BTER!!1!!1!1 OMG

Seriously though, I'll check to see if there are any benches.

EDIT: http://www.3dgameman.com/forums//showthread.php?t=47061

Found that, obviously not benches but they say the performance difference is around 5%. So its really just about looks.
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post #4 of 18
I picked up my non-nt one for $32 shipped.
post #5 of 18
get the copper one. there is really no difference. copper has blue led, black one has a green led(i believe) the copper one is on sale at newegg.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019
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Only difference between them aside from looks, is that your mobo will control the fan speed depending on temps with the NT.. The other one you have to do manually.
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post #7 of 18
They both cool the same so it really comes down to if you want a green or blue fan...I have had great luck with "refurbdoc" off ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zalman-CNPS9700-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zalman-CNPS9700L...QQcmdZViewItem

Sometime he has buy it now for $35.99 + shipping for the both 9700 and the 9700NT
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Cheers for replies =) Now i just gotta decide which to get =P
    
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post #9 of 18
Yeah, looks make the difference. But the NT version has PWM. So if your mobo supports it (has a 4-pin CPU fan connector) then get the NT.
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post #10 of 18
I have both,but I liked the copper and I wanted The green fan also I wanted the mobo to control The fan speed,so I swapped the fans..all is working good..I would get The copper one if I was you..
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