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Old 7th November, 2006, 06:02 AM
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zalman 9500 i know i know

thats what i got and have heard nothing but bad reviews from people not really saying it sucks but that there is better things out there and the strongest argument is that the fan is too small. I've seen fan mods done to the cooler and get way better temps, but for my case i have reverse airflow from the back of the case in. So does this make any difference or should i get rid of this? i know the cooler blows backwards or out of of the case so can i change this to what i explained? or get rid of it while i still can?
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I had one and i didnt think it was a bad cooler at all, kept my c2d almost as cool as high end water cooling can. The fan isnt exactly small its a 92mm isnt it ?

They have addressed this tho with its replacement the 9700 which is just bigger in all respects. bigger sink. bigger fan to fit the hole
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i know i wanted that one but it wasn't out went i got the 9500 but about the airflow the cpu cooler is gonna be trying to blow air out the back of the case while i have a 120cm fan blowing air in can i fix by putting the cooler on backwards because i think it will only go on one way.
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It can go on either way round, but what will you then do with that air ? extract it out the top of the case ?
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thats what i got and have heard nothing but bad reviews from people not really saying it sucks but that there is better things out there and the strongest argument is that the fan is too small.
I don't know where that's coming from, b/c I've heard only good things about the Zalman 9500. I had one on an Opty 170 and it did a great job.

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The Zalman 9700 exisits because there are situations where the 9500 just plain doesn't perform. If you are set on this cooler, then pls get the 9700, if you can.

Also look at the Scythe ninja and the scythe infinity, or any of the other HUGE heatpipe-based heatsinks, like the HR01 from Thermalright..
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I don't know where that's coming from, b/c I've heard only good things about the Zalman 9500. I had one on an Opty 170 and it did a great job.

i think its older than the other big aircoolers out right now and people started off saying it was awesome but it got puched down a little. and yea i got a top blow hole and a bottom fan to help that
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Yeah, the 9500 has been out for a couple of years now, and it did get a lot of great reviews. There's always something "new & improved" on the horizon, but I think that just as with many HSF's, if you have good case ventilation it'll work fine.
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i'm gonna try my setup and see how it works i guess i wont return this hs. 500th post oh yea!!!!
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500th post oh yea!!!!
The ongoing evolution of the Lizard Men! Yikes!

The Conroe's are a cooler running chip than Pentium's and even some AMD's, so you should get good temps with the 9500.
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The 9500 is not a bad H&F it's only more expensive ($70). Change mine for freezer 64 Pro ($30) and get the same if not better temps with it. Zalman is quieter thou.

Sycthe Ninja looks very good on paper. Does anyone have experience with it?
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I have the Scythe Mine, and it's quite good. Cost me $35 US.

I've heard the Ninja is pretty good, but the Freezer is supposed to be better.
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