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Everyone these days seem to be on about the Rifle coolers, like the TRUE, Noctua, Xigmatek, etc. How does the ol' Zalman 9700 compare to the new coolers, anyhow? Are they exceeded by a large margin?
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post #2 of 11
yeah, about 5-10c higher on the quad. Don't get the Zalman 9700. It's suck, expensive and hard to install.
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post #3 of 11
Maybe more than 10C, a 9700 just cannot cool a quad, there fine but overpriced for duals but not much better than stock for a quad
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This would explain why my temps are so high when overclocking!
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post #5 of 11
that's why i changed my 9700 to noctua.
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post #6 of 11
I have 9500 and my quad loads at about 62c at 3.6
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post #7 of 11
I have a high cfm 80mm fan on the sidepanel also
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post #8 of 11
There's a 9900 model comming out I believe, even noisier than the 9700.
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
There's a 9900 model comming out I believe, even noisier than the 9700.
The new 9900 performs worse than the previous 9700 (by 3c). Recently reviewed and expensive at $89., pass on it.
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post #10 of 11
Whats better on a quad a arctic freezer or the zalman 9500
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