Computex 2006: Zalman 5

Computex 2006: Zalman Review

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This rocks! A seven inch LCD screen with a native resolution of 1024x768 in your case. Everything is crystal clear on the display. You can read everything. Of course the case has other new features too. In order to reduce HDD temperatures, which was something people complained about in the last version, an extra blowhole has been added. There is no need for an additional fan to get the temps down.

The HD135 is a low-profile, more affordable HTPC case, yet it still takes full height video cards. There is also no need for a special PSU, a normal one will fit fine. In addition to a slot for a CD/DVD Drive you can put six HDDs into that case to store all your video and music.

The Reserator watercooling line has also been extended. This external cooling unit uses five tanks through which the water will be pumped. This has a great benefit to the cooling performance as compared to the cylinder-shaped Reserator 1.
Included in the Reserator 2 is a flowrate sensor which can be connected to your PC. In case something goes wrong with the temperature, flow or fill level an alarm will sound and you computer will be shut down to prevent any damage.

If you are into video card overclocking, these waterblocks for VGA memory might be for you. Right now only high-end ATI and NVIDIA cards are supported, but Zalman is working on getting it ready for the lower end cards too.

The CNPS9500AM2 is as the name suggests the AMD AM2 version of the CNPS9500. The new black color looks very stylish and powerful.

With the FC-ZC9 Zalman adds more coolers to their Fatal1ty line of products. The cooler supports both Intel and AMD by including different types of mounting brackets in the package.

A new video card cooler is the FC-ZV9. It comes with heatpipes and is a rather low-profile solution. The new black designs looks a lot better than the red from the previous Fatal1ty VGA coolers, especially when the built in red LED is lit.

If you have a huge notebook which pumps out tons of heat this notebook cooler could be a good way to get rid of the heat. It uses two blower fans which circulate the air inside the case and then exhaust it. It is powered by the USB port and includes a USB hub as well. The fan sped can be regulated with the integrated fan control panel.
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