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ZALMAN VF900 - CU LED 2 Ball VGA Cooling Fan/Heatsink
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Used on HD4850 08/24/2014

This review is from: ZALMAN VF900 - CU LED 2 Ball VGA Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Pros: Fit an old Visiontek HD4850 PCI-E card

Cons: Fan doesn't connect to the card - instead to the motherboard (with a small internal fan controller).

Other Thoughts: I bought one of these to replace a dead fan on an Radeon X1950 Pro AGP... Worked perfectly... Tried the same model on an HD4850 and it works well. The only issue I had both times is with the "silver" memory heat sinks... The thermal tape does not always "stick" very well... Be sure to clean your memory chips first!!! They should be "gold" to match the main fan. It should go for half the listed price in my opinion...

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LOGISYS Computer CS6801BK Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It’s a “SLIM” micro ATX case!!!

Cons: The front CD/DVD door is on the cheap side and the front panel ports "should" be either on the top above the power button or on the opposite side. CPU cooler options are limited due to size.

Other Thoughts: I needed a slim mATX for some time now and was surprised when I read through the "reviews" on this case... It really is a mATX case but if your mainboard has 4 dimm slots, it might be a tight fit. You can use a mATX power supply (I have a 450watt unit installed - N82E16817104132) if you require more power. It does line up and does not vent much heat into the case. It's all black throughout and the front is plastic but has a brushed metal type finish to it (I like it as there are no words/logos anywhere on the case). It does not offer the best airflow for where the internal HDD's are placed. You also need a slim 80mm fan for the bottom position if you use a mATX board (top fits standard 80mm fans perfectly). The CD/DVD rom alignment is a little touchy but works without getting caught on the front door (mine is a little warped so it doesn't fit completely flush with the front of the case). Lastly, oddly enough, there’s no mention of the included card reader ports!

AsRock A785GM-LE
AMD Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.1Ghz
4Gigs of GSkil DDR2 @ 800Mhz (Not stable at rated 1066Mhz)
Toshiba Generic 500Gig HDD
Samsung Generic DVDRW
AMD Radeon HD3470 (Hybrid Crossfire with HD4250 @ 750Mhz Core)
450Watt PSU
Windows 7 Pro
PCI-Express x4 USB3.0 controller card (runs single USB3.0 on front)

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VANTEC NexStar HX4R NST-640S3R-BK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: RAID, JBOD, USB3.0, and eSATA.

Cons: 80mm cooling fan noise and questionable speeds over USB/eSATA.

Other Thoughts: I love it. It looks great and does exactly what I needed it to do although I rarely average more than 45-75MB/sec over any of the included channels. However, from time to time, I get this "bearing" type noise from the cooling fan. It doesn't matter how fast it's running (slow or full)... The noise varies but is always there. A soft tap will usually stop it, but who wants to do that with a box containing HDD's that have numbers files that you are trying to back up? Fix the fan people! I would hate if this fan fails allowing my drives to die early!

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Date Joined: 10/10/05

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  • Last Review: 08/24/14
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