Date: December 4th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ZalmanUSA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The carton boldly proclaims “Built to Kill.” With all-copper construction, dual heatpipes and a high-speed fan, this cooler certainly won't kill your graphics card. While Zalman has a reputation for providing quiet cooling solutions, the Fatal1ty coolers are aimed more at gamers, who are less concerned with computer noise than many other enthusiasts. At 36 dB, you're going to hear this cooler, but the included Fan Mate 2 allows the user to control the fan speed (and noise) to some degree.
One expects wide compatibility from Zalman products and the FC-ZV9 doesn't disappoint. Complete details and an installation movie can be found HERE .
The attractive box and plastic clamshell organizer hold everything you'll need to upgrade the cooling on your graphics card. The manual is quite good, and Zalman includes thermal grease, ramsinks, the Fan Mate 2 and a sticker for your case. We'll take a closer look at this stuff in the following sections.