zalman 9500 vs vapochill micro?

virus5877

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ok i know these two are some of the baddest of the bad cpu coolers on the market today w/o delving into water/TEC/phase change cooling...

but which one would you guys recommend and why?

(the case I will be using will have a back 120mm fan right behind the cpu chip)

vapochill specs:
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-blc-217.html

zalman specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118223

both are about the same price, so that's not an issue, and I'm not a for looks guy either, so I don't care that the vapochill doesn't have the 'cool, sexy blue LED' either...
 

alphakp295

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well... i don't know much about vapochill
but i read a lot about it...
it seems really good...
but zalman 9500 IS REALLY good.
i have zalman 9500 for my Athlon X2 4200+
mine is idle @ 19 deg C
load @ 43 deg C @ 2.75GHz
i believe that IS ENOUGH...
i don't need water cooler...
who needs water cooler
 

shawnlizzle =]

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not really.... its still a 90mm solution, a si-120 or maybe a sonic towers with those delta monsters will be better... but seriously... a xp90c is too expensive, and no one in teh right mind would use those 60db fans
 

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i would, and i do. (fan controller'ed but were still talking a shitload of CFM)
and yes, tests show xp90c is ontop of all other air coolers on the market. get a panflo fan and you could push lotsa air with little noise.
 

fariss

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The Zalman will outperform any cooler if the case has a rear exhaust fan that aligns with the 9500's fan.
I have a DFI Expert mobo & that layout allows the 9500 to sweep the memory also. A great combination if the case layout assists the cooler.
 

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XP90C with a vantec tornado though is without a doubt the most powerful air cooling you can buy.
hehe ... do you think it's better than Scyte Ninja + 2x120mm vanes cause I don't think so :wink:

virus5877 - Zalman 9500 is absolutly better than Vapo MIcro :lol:
 

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