Date: May 19th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The following chart from the Zalman website gives us an inkling of what to expect from the VF700-Cu.
This cooler is probably going to be a bit bigger and heavier than the stocker it replaces, but it is quite compact compared to some solutions out there. The 80mm, 11-blade fan has twin ball bearing sets, bright blue LEDs and runs at a whisper quiet 18.5 dBa in silent mode.
For around $25-$30 US you’ll get the following:
Retail packaging for the VF700 series is a clamshell plastic container that not only provides protection for the product, it is easily opened to get at the contents. This is characteristic of Zalman packaging and a welcome change from those welded plastic containers so prevalent in the marketplace. The insert lists some of the cooler’s specifications and features, and the box at the bottom holds all the installation goodies.
Included with the cooler is a user’s manual, a multi-connector (which we’ll get to in a bit), eight blue aluminum ramsinks and a bag containing mounting hardware, a sticker and a tube of thermal compound.
Zalman has a reputation for making quiet, efficient coolers from premium materials with wide compatibility. Excellent design and ease of installation are also characteristics of Zalman products. The VF700 is no exception. Detailed graphics card compatibility information and an installation movie can be accessed HERE.