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Zalman VF3000N
6.6 out of 10

Zalman VF3000N

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Overall 2
2.0

Zalman VF3000N

Eric A., Newegg
16 August 2011
  • Summary: NewEgg, as usual shipped it out fast. No problems with the Egg on this one. I have emailed Zalmon, but suspect this is money down the drain. I have had a great experience with Zalmon products in the past, this time, well, will wait and see what they say.
  • Pros: Nice looking cooling device.
  • Cons: Does not fit my EVGA GTX 260 card. Specifically the FET heatsinks are not compatible. The RAM heatsinks fall off if you look at them funny. (cleaned them 3 times with Isopropyl Alcohol before putting them on.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Ryan L., Newegg
8 August 2011
  • Summary: Did not use the included thermal paste, I used Artic Silver 5 instead.
  • Pros: Easy to install on EVGA GTX275, dropped my temp from 92 under load(yes it was high) to 60 C. Awesome!
  • Cons: Haven't found any yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the trick

Michael B., Newegg
14 March 2011
  • Summary: The heat sinks that come with this require some serious work. Once you scrap/peel off the thermal tape and grease that your card has on there to start you need to clean the surfaces.
  • Pros: Great for cooling, dropped my temps from 90 to 60 on load. Definately a good buy if your having cooling issues
  • Cons: Huge, this may not fit in alot of peoples rigs and not a super easy install, more on that later...
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Overall 8
8.0

good, but big

Eva W., Newegg
18 February 2011
  • Summary: Gets in the way of the SATA plugs a lot worse than the stock cooler. Use low profile L shaped plugs.
  • Pros: does what it should
  • Cons: VERY LARGE, but I knew this.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fail

Mohamad M., Newegg
15 December 2010
  • Pros: looks very cool...
  • Cons: I spent almost 30min to assemble everything..only to find out that one of the fans is not working. I have such a high hope for Zalman :(
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 September 2010
  • Pros: plan to buy
  • Cons: new egg please put a more detailed description in the compatibility section. I had to go off site to find this. " \This cooler is specifically optimized and designed for reference VGA cards NVIDIA GeForce GTX260, GTX275, GTX285."
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Overall 8
8.0

WORKS!

Alex M., Newegg
10 September 2010
  • Summary: Install took about 20 minutes. People say they had trouble with tape on heatsinks, it was a non issue. I recommend this product and just bought a second to install on secondary videocard. Other Other Thoughts - Does anyone else feel fan mate 2 controller is ugly?
  • Pros: Drops temps across the board by over 10c. Installed in an ASUS ENGTX260, the one with the 5.8 oz. copper cooler. After cold boot would heat itself to 44c in about 5 minutes and on load would hit thermal limit of 88c. The extreme heat on my video cards was effecting my PCH chipset. After extreme g...
  • Cons: 2 cons - The fan is run off a large 3 pin plug similar to that of a case fan. The plug on my videocard is a 3 pin but 1/4th the size. So I am forced to wire my videocard HSF through my motherboard optional fan controller. This wouldn't be a bad thing but ASUS Smart Doctor tells me WARNING HSF NOT...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Колесников Артем, Yandex
18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Шумит на максималке, ощутимо греется что в общем не плохо... но для 580 карты нужно больше поверхности и вентиляторы по мощнее. данное изделие мне обошлось в 500р. с рук. оказалось немного не то 500р. влетела его доработка. при стоимости новой 1500-2000.
  • Pros: Работает
  • Cons: хлипковата
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Колесников Артем, Yandex
18 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Шумит на максималке, ощутимо греется что в общем не плохо... но для 580 карты нужно больше поверхности и вентиляторы по мощнее. данное изделие мне обошлось в 500р. с рук. оказалось немного не то 500р. влетела его доработка. при стоимости новой 1500-2000.
  • Pros: Работает
  • Cons: хлипковата
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

tampl, Yandex
9 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Моя 280GTX благодарна мне за Zalman VF3000N
  • Pros: Очень хорошее охлаждение, температура упала с 90°C до 50°C
  • Cons: Недостаточная липучесть на мини радиаторах, что клеятся на память, отваливаются
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