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Computex 2006: Zalman Cooling And Enclosures

We'll start the tour around the booth of Zalman with a new media PC enclosure HD 160 XT that features a 1024x768 LCD display. It shows the same information that a connected plasma or LCD panel, but unoptimized font are obviously more readable on it. Naturally it also shows temperature, etc.

Next, you can see a couplt of fanless enclosures, which are actually massive heatsinks. Thanks to heatpipes, these solutions are silent.

Then there's an updated version of Reserator 1 cooling system -- Reserator 1 v.2. The key difference is a sensor that can signal about system failures and even shut down a PC.

Of more traditional fan cooliing we should mention a lot of modifications of CNPS9500 CPU cooler. This very model supports AMD Socket AM2, Fatal1ty series modification.

Finally, note the efficient graphics card cooler VF900. It features a couple of heatpipes and dual ball bearing fan.

It makes 18.5 dBA noise in the silent mode at 1350 rpm. Peak noise rotation speed is 2400 rpm at 25 dBA noise. The speed can be controlled with a supplied Fan Mate 2. Heatsink fins are 0.2mm thick, their number is increased. The heatsink is made of copper and the vendor doesn't plan an AlCu model. Zalman VF900-Cu is sized 96x96x30mm at 187g weight.

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