Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: Silicon Valley Compucycle & Newegg,com
The Zalman VF900-Cu is very aesthetically pleasing. It's a lot nicer looking than it's sibbling, the VF700-Cu. You will be very suprised, though, as the heatsink itself is quite small. Take a look at it compared to a brand new tube of Arctic Silver 5.
Quite small. Now let's take a look at the base. The smoothness of the base is very important for good heat transfer. Some manufacturers skimp on the base finish, and leave you with clear machine marks.
WOW. That has got to be the best job I have ever seen out of a factory. No need to lap this heatsink, it looks like it has been pre-lapped! Very reflective, and flat. I guess you get what you pay for. Now let's install this beast.
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