www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Zalman ZM-NWB1
5.0 out of 10

Zalman ZM-NWB1

Light-weight pure aluminum base ensures optimal heat Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Zalman ZM-NWB1

Showing 1-5 of 5
Overall 6
6.0

Drop more coin for a better one

Curtis C., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Summary: Look for a better cooler IMO. The inlet outlet port size is great, but I had to use reducers for my Thermaltake 1/4 inch hoses. I would use a 4 point mounting for Northbridge Southbridge chip sets if I were designing a motherboard.
  • Pros: Works....after using alternate mounting fasteners. Huge water ports keeps flow restrictions to a minimum. Petite design allows installation in tight area. North Bridge runs cooler than stock sink.
  • Cons: Wooed by the modest cost, was offset by the poor mounting design as previously stated by others. I installed on a ASUS MB that uses the push pin design. BAD idea here. Attach hoses and it flips all over loosing contact with chip....Very bad..I ended up using small nuts, washers, and bolts to secu...
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Sloppy

Melissa S., Newegg
6 March 2009
  • Summary: No problems with any other Zalman parts. This block was part of an upgrade to my build as I was changing out the old water and hoses. It should be done yearly.
  • Pros: Solid aluminum, no leaks Fits in ecs A770M-A
  • Cons: I have all the Zalman water blocks and was exited to get this one because SLI ran north bridge at 80c. Very sloppy Mounting suppose to be using push pin stile. top heavy with hoses on causes it to rock on the NB chip temps now at 100c will have to lock it with nuts and bolts
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Well made NB water block

Dan C., Newegg
6 September 2008
  • Summary: would been nicer if it was pure copper base but it does seem to work
  • Pros: good material block making the temp keeps much lower as compared to stock heatsink (asus rampage formula)
  • Cons: not the copper base.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Does not fit nForce 780i SLI Motherboard

Anonymous, Newegg
29 June 2008
  • Summary: Submitting this review so that others do not make my same mistake.
  • Pros: Was not able to install it so can't share any Pros. Based on the other Zalman products I own I would expect it to perform really well.
  • Cons: Did not fit an EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard. Prior to purchasing I would have appreciated a warning or a list of compatible motherboards.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

coooool

Jason F., Newegg
27 May 2008
  • Summary: not Zalmans problem with mounting was a asus push pin problem *-) fits perfect on asus p5n-e sli
  • Pros: COOOOL is what i wanted and COOOOOOLD is what i got fantastic cooler !
  • Cons: mounting system is kinda wack i hard mounted it with some screws and paper washers
  • Read full review