Overclock.net banner

1 - 20 of 59 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Would there happen to be a better fan than the Zalman CNPS9500?<br />
<br />
as according to a site, it was able to achieve from 3.0GHz to 4.0GHz on the Pentium D 930.<br />
<br />
maybe i was wondering, that because that fan can do a very good job on cooling, would anyone know if there was a better than from Zalmans itself?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,862 Posts
Tuniq Tower (out of stock worldwide), <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106061" target="_blank">Big Typhoon</a>, <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185027" target="_blank">Scythe Infinity</a>, there are a couple
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,054 Posts
Scyhte Mine, Arctic Freezer 7 Pro, Scythe Ninja, and the list goes on...<br />
<br />
pink
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
are they all from Zalmans? i just basically want a fan to cool the processor, not anything other than that.<br />
<br />
just saying that is the Zalman CNPS9500 the best fan out there? or is there better fans than that may i ask?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
926 Posts
Um, they are not all by zalman, but are all about the same price as the 9500<br>
the thermaltake tower112 is rather good with a high cfm fan as well
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,809 Posts
There are better. The tuniqie tower, and big typhoon actually outperform it, especially if you upgrade the stock fan to a higher flow one, which the zalman will not allow you to do.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,703 Posts
Zalman 9500 is a pretty poor performing cooler, mainly because of its 92mm fan (Big Typhoon, Tuniq Tower 120 and others have 120mm fans) the 92mm fan means the Zalman is not only a worse performer but it is also noisier.<br><br>
With my Big Typhoon I can get my D930 up to about 4.2GHz totally stable and 4.5GHz benchable.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
thus that is why i am asking is there a bettre fan than the Zalman CNPS9500, but one from Zalmans itself.<br><br>
also, looking at those other cooling methods, they do tend to be very engregy consuming, and electric bill pumping, so i would really stay away from that and i just want really a fan cooler, that is mainly cooper, and plastic tends to comsume more heat than cooper i assume.<br><br>
in any other case, would that mean that the Zalman CNPS9500 is a very good fan then? especially when you want to overclock a CPU and so on.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,833 Posts
It's decent, but you are being really close minded, no offense, but you need to look at other companies besides Zalman. Companies like Thermalright, Thermaltake, Arctic Cooling, and Sunbeam (Tuniq) make excellent products. The Thermalright Ultra 120 (heatsink) + Silverstone FM121 (fan) is probably the best air heatsink/fan combo you can buy right now. Don't rely on one source for your information, look around at other sites that test heatsinks and you will see the Zalman 9500 is not the best at all.
 
  • Rep+
Reactions: AFRaptor22

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Orbis_Non_Sufficit</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">thus that is why i am asking is there a bettre fan than the Zalman CNPS9500, but one from Zalmans itself.<br><br>
also, looking at those other cooling methods, they do tend to be very engregy consuming, and electric bill pumping, so i would really stay away from that and i just want really a fan cooler, that is mainly cooper, and plastic tends to comsume more heat than cooper i assume.<br><br>
in any other case, would that mean that the Zalman CNPS9500 is a very good fan then? especially when you want to overclock a CPU and so on.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I checked Zalman's site and it doesn't look like there is anything better than the 9500. I have always liked Zalman products, but I would listen to the advice others are giving you, if you want a STABLE overclock, go with something else. It might help to fill out the "system specs" under your User CP so we know what CPU you are trying to overclock. I have a Zalman 9500 that I use on a mildly overclocked AMD X64 3800+ and it works fine for stock or slightly overclocked processors, but that's it. Granted Zalman makes some very nice products, but for overclocked performance listen to what the gurus here are saying.... 120mm fans even with a lower voltage will out perform a 9500, and be quieter.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,647 Posts
there is nothing better than a 9500 that zalman makes<br><br>
the product IMO is overhyped, since a BT can outperform it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
oh okay then.<br />
<br />
well thanks for letting me know, then now i would take your advices.<br />
<br />
i am literally trying to go on building a computer, with either a Pentium D 900 series or the Intel Core 2 6600 being overclocked.<br />
<br />
also a consideration i have in mind is electricity. i do not want too much in my home and that it will be two computers and not only that im on a tight budget but i am tight on the bills as well. hehehehe.<br />
<br />
thats something already abit in consideration, but i also the want a fan that doesnt take up much either. by looking at those over cooling methods, maybe they are abit too extreme on the electric? or someone can correct me on that? <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,833 Posts
A fan will use next to no electricity, but something like phase change would definitely make an impact, but like you said, you're on a budget, so phase is out of the question. The pieces that use the most power in a system are the CPU and GPU, so choose a CPU and GPU that use less power. An E6600 uses less power than the Pentium D series and the nVidia 7900GT or 7950GT use less power than either an ATI Radeon X1900XT or an nVidia 7900GTX or 7950GX2. The less expensive the card, generally the less power it will use because it has less performance and demands less power. Hopefully that helps you decide on some parts for your new computer. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
it does, thanks very much.<br />
<br />
i am of course trying to get a Intel Core 2 6600, just keep on loosing out. but dont owrry im getting there.<br />
<br />
so i assume that any fan or cooling method out there hardly uses any electricity? how will i know from reading the specs of the product, and wat fan or watever would be good for wat im looking for?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,095 Posts
well get the core 2 duo if you're worried about power..it's way more efficient than a pentium D.<br />
<br />
Get a bigtyphoon or a scythe infinity if you want the best air cooler...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,833 Posts
Any air heatsink used basically zero power, all that runs is the fan, and at high speed, the motor creates a back current and it basically uses no power at all, anyways, the point is that any air heatsink uses extremely low amounts of power. Don't even worry about heatsink power consumtion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
455 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
right.<br />
<br />
can you recommend me some?<br />
<br />
remembre i am in a tight budget and also something very good then but remember the fact i like Zalmans CNPS9500, but u dont have to go for that of course <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<br />
and that mines will be a tower desktop, so probbaly nothing to heavy either<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
457 Posts
this guy is dragging this out?!?! i mean come on he is prolly rocking a 150 watt psu
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,054 Posts
We already suggested a bunch of coolers in the beginning of this thread. I suggest you google them and read a few reviews. However for a cheap effecient cooler I would go with a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro.<br />
<br />
pink
 
1 - 20 of 59 Posts
Top