Zahlman heatsink worth it? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-19-2008, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Zahlman heatsink worth it?

So it will be a few (6) months until I can build an I7 machine. I want to overclock my cpu more that the 5% (2.5ghz) I can get with the current heatsink I have. I believe with a zahlman 9700 i could get to 2.7 or maybe 2.8. If the Zahlman would work on an I7 I would do it right away and use it on my new build. It does not appear that it will work for that socket.

So is it work 600kr (80US) for an extra 10 to 15% overclock (of course the fun is almost worth it)? I want to get better at overclocking and am considering doing water on my new build. Decisions decision.

Thanks for the input.
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

no the Zalman 9700 is old now they were designed for P4 originally I have 9500 but only because I was forced due to case restraints. The Arctic freezer 7 is the best price/performance this side of the pond and will let you get upto 2.8ghz.
__________________

__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 08:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

Yeah I can only find that one for the 775 socket here. It is only 27(darn keyboard does not have dollar sign) at newegg but by the time I pay to have it shipped here it is not much cheaper.
__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

Where do you live? I am talking Europe side of the pond its best bang for euro/gbp
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
UA_Iron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 857
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
no the Zalman 9700 is old now they were designed for P4 originally I have 9500 but only because I was forced due to case restraints. The Arctic freezer 7 is the best price/performance this side of the pond and will let you get upto 2.8ghz.
The 9700 is no more than 2 years old and still a good cooler.

There are others out there that will keep you 1-4C cooler.

Splitting hairs essentially. But there are probably better cheaper alternatives.
UA_Iron is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

The Arctic Freezer 64 Pro is the AMD version of the Arctic freezer 7.
__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 10:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

I am in Sweden. I may just go for a water system because I could definitely use that with my next build. I want to mount in in my case ideally so I think I will start doing some research on that.
__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puddle Jumper View Post
The Arctic Freezer 64 Pro is the AMD version of the Arctic freezer 7.
meh details I conveyed the basis of what I meant was just waiting for him to confirm he was in the EU;
KustomPCs.co.uk - Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
You really can't beat that for its price if you had a 775 skt then it would be a better investment as you could then use one which is changeable like a few of the nexus ones. ahh well yeah watercooling is an idea but expensive to implement.
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 12-19-2008, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

Wow nice shop. Sorry I am new to the whole EU thing. So I can order from this shop and have it shipped to Sweden? I see there is a 15% VAT Tax will I have to pay an additional import tax. I can still get stuff from newegg or anywhere in the US but that takes a bit longer and the prices here seem reasonable. If I am converting correctly in my head 1 pound = $1.5. Thanks for showing me I have only been here 6 months now.
__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Old 12-20-2008, 02:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Zahlman heatsink worth it?

There are probably better shops available on mainland Europe I know that some of the German stores have cracking deals as I use to have a German room mate. Thats a shop that I know for certain ships across Europe so you should be good to go. Your 1= 1.5USD sounds about right but the conversion to euros which I believe Sweden uses fluctuates arond 1 = 1.2-1.3
__________________

__________________
saltynay is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PSP 3000 Worth Buying. NayNay1991x Sony Playstation 3 10-23-2008 04:31 PM
Consequences of a CPU w/o a heatsink fan. Jayce Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 09-15-2008 02:14 AM
Heatsink fan odie072 System Upgrades 2 07-08-2008 06:23 PM
What should i be getting ? Oreo Overclocking and Modding 21 07-19-2007 09:11 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.