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Old 01-24-2006, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For my new PC build I can hopefully purchase soon, I'd chosen a Zalman HSF for my processor. However, I found a link to a very similar Zalman HSF in another thread and am left wondering which I should get. Everything is exactly the same between the two except for shipping, price, and the material.

This is the one I had planned to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119

This is the one I just discovered: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118118

One's pure copper and the other is aluminum and copper. I'm not sure which would be better (one can assume the more expensive one), but for confirmation, which is better and why? It looks like about the same HSF besides the material used. Anyway, go ahead .
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The all copper one would be a better HSF because of the thermal characteristics of copper. It transfers it much more easily and allows for better cooling. I think its worth the extra $7 for it.
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the copper one for $7 dollars more is better but If your sure that is the one you then get it but if you look there is better ones in newegg,just like you found that one.
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Ok, thank you for the help .
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get the 9500. It's quite a bit more but I found it lowered my temperatures almost 15oC.
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I would just get the solid copper one that you posted. No need for that giant 9500, but that's just me thinking out loud. These Athlon 64's stay cool, and don't need a bunch of cooling.

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I USE THE SECOND HEATSINK YOU DISPLAYED, THE HALF COPPER VERSION. AND MY CPU RUNS 25C IDLE 35C FULL LOAD, SAVE THE MONEY AND GET THE CHEAPER ONE, AND PLUS THE SOLID COPPER VERSION IS TWICE AS HEAVY
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