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Zalman Vs Thermaltake

By HPCE_Larry
Mar 9, 2007
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  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'll put my money on the Zalman offering. No questions about that. The 9700 pictured is one of the best aircoolers your money can buy at the moment, as far as reviews go.
  2. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 189

    Thanks. Anyone have an idea as to how many cfm the zalman moves?
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Really, the cfm of the fan is of not much consequence. The heatsink design on the Zalman is far superior, so even if the Zalman's fan runs at much lower CFM, it will still outperform the Thermaltake.

    And this is proven over and over again in reviews of the 9700.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I have the zalmans and I'm getting 30c on core2duo e6300 overclocked, which is better than some others im reading about, and i have the fan running at 50%
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I can guarantee that the Zalman will outperform that Blue orb anyday. Forget about checking the CFM, its only part of the story.

    Besides, I hate aluminum heatsinks, copper, especially with heatpipes, is the way of the future :D


    If you're after lowest temps, you'd do yourself a favor by forgetting thermaltake makes the blue orb.
  6. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 454

    In addition, the Zalman 9500 and 9700 units use that design where the fan is in a position perpendicular to the plane of the motherboard, which helps the case airflow. Those Zalman HSF units have been engineered to fit on almost all motherboards. That Blue Orb might not even fit because of its shape.
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