Originally Posted by crainger
I used to be the worlds biggest Zalman fanboy. Everything on my PC was Zalman cooled. I had the Reserator 1 doing my CPU and SLI video cards, a Zalman silent NB heatsink. 3 Zalman case fans, Zalman Silent Power Supply. My other PCs all had Zalman Flower Coolers for both CPU and GPU.
Sure the 9700 is good, but for it's price it's in the Thermalright 120 price bracket and it just doesn't stack up. It's heavy, actually kinda loud for a Zalman products and can't cool the hotter quad cores.
I had a 9700 but replace it with the Asus Silent Square to get the PWM functionality. I probably should have bought the TT Big Typhoon that had the PWM fan instead, but the Asus was new and pretty and ended up working quite well, on par with the and quieter. My 9700 had a bit fo a buzz to it and I hated teh fact I had to have a fan controller.
Anybody know if the P5B deluxe can do speed control on a non-PWM fan for the CPU now (BIOS update)? Haven't tested.