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Zalman z7 Plus Yay or nay?!!!

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May 30, 2011 10:25:56 AM

Hi everyone,

I have currently got a cm690 original one, got lots of scratches and bruses. Saw the Zalman Z7 on special and thought i should invest!
Good idea or not?

THanx!

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May 30, 2011 10:30:18 AM

Depends on your system, give us your specs please.
May 30, 2011 10:39:04 AM

its on my member config.
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May 30, 2011 10:53:35 AM

Quite a decent systyem you have there, i dont think the Zalman would offer you any better cooling than the CM, in fact maybe even worse cooling, give me your case budget and ill see what i can recommend.

If your on a budget a far better choice would be Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Case.
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May 30, 2011 11:02:23 AM

Cooler Master adds another new member to the HAF series, the HAF 912 Plus. To carry the mission of providing the best thermal solutions, HAF 912 Plus supports two 120 mm for external radiator and high-end CPU coolers. Furthermore, the spacious interior accommodates two 200mm fans and two-- 120mm fans for better and superior airflow yet, enough to fit 12 devices and high-end GPUs such as Radeon HD5970 and Nvidia GTX 480.

- Superior cooling performance support up to two 200 mm and two 120 mm fans
- Front 200mm fan with brilliant Red LED provides the best airflow to HDDs
- Removable 3.5”HDD cage provides enthusiasts more convenient installation
- Customized neat cable management
- Dimensions 230 x 480 x 496 mm (WxHxL)
- Weight: 8,45 kg
- Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro-ATX
- Front Cooling: 1x 200 mm (19 dB(A), 700 RPM, Red LED)
- Top Cooling: 1x 200 mm (19 dB(A), 700 RPM, Red LED)
- Rear Cooling: 1x 120 mm (17 dB(A), 1.200 RPM)
- Side Cooling: 1x 140 / 120 mm (Optional)
- 5.25" Drive Bays: 4
- 3.5" Drive Bays: 7
- 2.5" Drive Bays: 4
- Expansions Slots: 8
- Front I/O Ports: 2x USB 2.0 / 1x eSATA/ 1x Audio In/Out
- VGA Card Size: Up to 39 cm
May 30, 2011 11:11:41 AM

don't really have a budget just checking out specials, i can get the Zalman z7 for £44,99 so i mean its a bargain in my eyes! and yes i love the HAF wouldn't mind having it!

But yeah thanks a lot for your response, its persuading me a lot to actually go for cooler master again!
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May 30, 2011 11:23:07 AM

Trust me on this for the extra £15 it has far superior quite cooling at stock much better expansion capabilities and is a really good case to build a system into because of all the cable routing holes, i use this to build mid range to high end gaming systems for people all the time.
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May 30, 2011 11:24:46 AM

£15 = 2 or 3 pints down the pub followed by a chippy supper, save it and get the HAF.
May 30, 2011 12:19:38 PM

haha true true, Im actually kind of over the 690, think im gna get the haf. friend says he can get Haf 922 for cheap. maby that would be better i guess?
a b ) Power supply
May 30, 2011 12:53:29 PM

Well 922 is also good if you can get it cheap do it.
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