Originally Posted by lemans81
I am a huge zalman fan, but this doesn't do anything for me, I will keep my 9700s and 9500s.
Agreed, However I use to work in the plastic processing industry and although plastic is cheaper in cost sometimes it will yeild superior results to metals. For example plastic is nomrally lighter. In my opinion, it is only clear for asthetic puposes prolly because they wanted to broadcast more of the blue led lights that have become a zalman footprint. Meh. the plastic serves more then one purpose but I think it's primary purpose is to direct the cfm's in a more adequate direction for cooling purposes. It should cut the cost compared to lets say a metal part used for the same purpose and in my opinion probably looks better then any metal part they may have tried in pre fab mock ups. Additionally they can recycle the unused product right there in the processing plant and waiste little to no product immediately. FTW finacially and for the Tree Huggers. Stamping out metal parts for production would produce heavy sharp scraps that have to be recycled and stored during production these recycled scraps take up space and are combersome to deal with. So in theory the product should become cheaper for the end consumer. It does not look like that will be the case FTL I'm not on board yet and will stick w/my 9700's... Just my .02 cents.
N2GEdited by N2Gaming - 2/15/09 at 1:06am