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fireteng
09-26-05, 01:18 AM
I have build a new system now, The best choose is the zalman vf700 series what i thinked. Yet there are a lot of model of it, such as vf700cu, vf700alcu,vf700al .It's confusedly to which i could choose.what's the differences between of these in cooling effect.thanks! :D

TierMann
09-26-05, 01:43 AM
The cu is all copper, the al is all aluminum and the alcu is a mix of copper fins and aluminum with an aluminum base. Heat seems to dissipate more quickly with copper so that's what most people go with, but I'm sure someone here has tried atleast two versions of the cooler and can give you some numbers. All I know is that the copper (CU) version is working nicely for me. I dropped about 15c going from the stock cooler.

j0j081
09-26-05, 05:39 AM
Yeah the copper version is better, that's why most of the time it's a few bucks more.

Lemur.fi
09-26-05, 10:11 AM
Have not heard of VF700-Al but it does not really matter whether you have a VF700-Cu or a VF700-AlCu.

The VF700-Cu might look prettier but I would personally get the VF700-AlCu as it is lighter (180g vs. 270g), slightly cheaper and provides the same cooling as the other one.

therapture
09-26-05, 12:23 PM
The VF700-Cu might look prettier but I would personally get the VF700-AlCu as it is lighter (180g vs. 270g), slightly cheaper and provides the same cooling as the other one.



I went with the AlCu version, weight was an issue, and while the Cu might be *slightly* better, either is WAY better than the stock cooler, quiet, and good looking.