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 08/13/2005 03:33 AM
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Sephiroth311
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I want to replace my current cooler with the Zalman 7700, however Im afraid there might not be enough space. Does anyone know if the Zalman 7700 is compatable with the MSI K8N Neo Platinum? What about the Zalman 7000?
Is there a significant preformance difference between the 120mm and the 90mm?

What do you guys recommend I do?

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compatibility table' ">http://www.zalmanusa.com/produ...-939-940MBlist_eng.htm

according to the above table, the 7700 isn't compatible with the K8N Neo Platinum...although the 7000 is

it's not as pretty as the zalman, but the Freezer 64' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16835185115 is very effective and light

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The 7000Cu has near identical performance to the 7700 AlCu, and just a bit behind 7700Cu. So I'll stick with mine /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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 08/13/2005 11:53 AM
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I use to think that sound didnt matter. Now I have a big HSF and lots of fans and when I turn them up they are too loud. So 120mm is usually louder as I remember. It also blows more air. Depends on how your overclocking. I basically wasted my money on my hsf because I am not overclocking. I cant for some reason.

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QUOTE(sepheroth003 @ Aug 13 2005, 07:53 AM)I use to think that sound didnt matter. Now I have a big HSF and lots of fans and when I turn them up they are too loud. So 120mm is usually louder as I remember. It also blows more air. Depends on how your overclocking. I basically wasted my money on my hsf because I am not overclocking. I cant for some reason.
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120mm is usually quieter actually.

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 08/14/2005 01:00 AM
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Thanks guys! Ive seen mixed reviews about the 7000, it LOOKS good to me, however some say yay and some nay, what is the opinion of this board? You guys always steer me in the right direction.

If the 7000 isnt a good buy, which HSF is the "flavor of the month" right now? Ive been away from tech info for a while so Im a little behind /sad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='sad.gif' />

Thanks everyone.

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QUOTE(MrWicked1968 @ Aug 13 2005, 02:43 AM)not as pretty as the zalman, but the Freezer 64' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16835185115 is very effective and light
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Not as pretty? Whoa, that's an understatement of the week! That is one ugly cooler! And, with no fan shroud, I highly doubt it works good at all. Looks very cheap, and thrown together by an idiot. With no fan shroud to force the air through the fins; once a little dust collects on them, the air will just short circuit around the blades, and just go in circles. The Zalman is 1000 times better.
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QUOTE(brnmccO1 @ Aug 14 2005, 09:56 AM)Not as pretty?  Whoa, that's an understatement of the week!  That is one ugly cooler!  And, with no fan shroud, I highly doubt it works good at all.  Looks very cheap, and thrown together by an idiot.  With no fan shroud to force the air through the fins; once a little dust collects on them, the air will just short circuit around the blades, and just go in circles.  The Zalman is 1000 times better.
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and what is there on the zalman to force airflow in the right direction? don't knock the freezer 64 til you've either tried it, or read some reviews on it. My 3000 idles at 32c and under load never gets above 42c.


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 08/15/2005 02:09 AM
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QUOTE(MrWicked1968 @ Aug 14 2005, 06:37 PM)and what is there on the zalman to force airflow in the right direction?  don't knock the freezer 64 til you've either tried it, or read some reviews on it.  My 3000 idles at 32c and under load never gets above 42c.
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Yeah, I know, I've heard it's works really well somehow. It's just so ugly... ah well, the zalman fins kinda wrap around the fan enough I guess. But you'd think they'd at least put some kind of plastic shroud around the fan, protects the accidental stray cable (as well as finger!, plus they really improve the effiency of the fan a lot. You'd really notice a big difference in your engine temps & A/C performance if you removed the fan shroud from a late model car/pickup for example.
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u might wanna build urself a powerful one...

try putting these 2 together:
#1' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16835108037
#2' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16811999612

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QUOTE(Zozio @ Aug 15 2005, 11:50 AM)u might wanna build urself a powerful one...

try putting these 2 together:
#1' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16835108037
#2' ">http://www.newegg.com/Product/...p?Item=N82E16811999612
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that would cool very well...but $70 for something that's going to make your PC sound like a windtunnel?

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 08/15/2005 04:27 PM
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QUOTE(Sephiroth311 @ Aug 14 2005, 06:00 AM)Thanks guys! Ive seen mixed reviews about the 7000, it LOOKS good to me, however some say yay and some nay...
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Which ones say nay? I've only seen one review I can remeber (THG) and they had quite good impressions about 7000/7700.
Also, I own a 7000 as I mentioned before, and apart any reviews, it is good. ATM my cpu is idling at 38ºC, which seems much, but it's as low as the northbridge itself, meaning it's getting affected by the room temperature (+-33ºC). In cooler days, it idles at 32ºC and maxes at 47ºC (after Prime'ing/gaming for a long time). That's cool enough for me.
BTW I don't use fanmate, which means it's on max rpm all the time and it's almost unaudible.

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 08/15/2005 05:06 PM
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QUOTE(MrWicked1968 @ Aug 15 2005, 09:55 AM)that would cool very well...but $70 for something that's going to make your PC sound like a windtunnel?
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ur right... it would be better 2 go for this cheap water cooling' ">http://www.thenerds.net/index....e&affid=2&pn=RLMUAEBU1

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 08/16/2005 12:34 AM
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Ive already got in my system a custom build water cooling system i put together from Danger Den. It looks slick, if I can find any pics Ill post them, but my CPU has been at 39 since I built it, and my 6800GT used to be BELOW 50 under load, now it idles at 61, yes its true that its been around 8 months since Ive built it, and I havent changed the water or maintained it in any way.... but its such a pain in the butt working with a water cooling system Im just going to go back to air.

I think Ill go with the Zalman 7000, probably the LED version. /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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QUOTE(Sephiroth311 @ Aug 15 2005, 09:34 PM)Ive already got in my system a custom build water cooling system i put together from Danger Den. It looks slick, if I can find any pics Ill post them, but my CPU has been at 39 since I built it, and my 6800GT used to be BELOW 50 under load, now it idles at 61, yes its true that its been around 8 months since Ive built it, and I havent changed the water or maintained it in any way.... but its such a pain in the butt working with a water cooling system Im just going to go back to air.

I think Ill go with the Zalman 7000, probably the LED version. /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
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tru... but atleast its quiet and efficient

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 08/16/2005 06:28 PM
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Well, surprisingly my water cooling system isnt as quiet as I had hoped. The pump makes a small "hmmmm", and my radiator fans make a small noise, and as for effecient, the temps have gone up recently, and sure I could make them go back down with fresh water and maintainance, however air is just soooo much easier, all you have to do is spray out the dust once a month or so and youll never lose preformance.

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