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Is this a good deal for a CPU cooler and VGA cooler?

post #1 of 8
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Someone local is selling brand new in box a Zalman VF700-CU and a ZALMAN 9500A for $55 total?

Do you guys think this is a good deal that I should go for? I am in the process of buying the components for my pc and knew that I should go for and aftermarket CPU cooler with my q6600 but was unsure if I need to change the cooler on my xfx 8800gt alpha dog extreme.

Thanks for the help...
    
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post #2 of 8
Eh...the vf-700 is $25 new, and the 9500 isnt a great cooler. You could find better coolers for each one.
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post #3 of 8
the zalman9500 not really that good for a q6600 its not bad for a dual core but not all that good for a quad.
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post #4 of 8
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Can you suggest something better for that price? My budget is no more that $60 for cooling.
    
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post #5 of 8
Very popular and brilliant performance for any price: The Xigmatek S1283 Aka "The Xiggy"
or also a good cooler for air (and on sale right now!) the OCZ Vendetta2 "V2"
there are smatterings of posts all over the net and here on OCN, favouroubly comparing both of those coolers to ones that cost much more!

Save yourself some money and get one of those!
Spend some of that saved cash on some high performance Thermal Interface Material.
You'll see a few degrees C difference just by using a better TIM.
Cheers and Good luck
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post #6 of 8
under 60? There's lots... personally, I'd go with a Tuniq Tower if it fits on your board.
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post #7 of 8
if you want just cpu cooling go tuniq tower, if your looking for both cpu and vga and u have the room to spare in ur case get a CM gemini II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103026
and a couple high cfm fans for it
then go with the thermaltake G-0102 for VGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106112
post #8 of 8
I hate the Tuniq...I've heard good things about the Vendetta (it's cheap'n'good!) so I would probably agree with SpcCdr above.
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