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Zalman ZM500-ST
7.4 out of 10

Zalman ZM500-ST

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Power Supply

Brandon R., Newegg
29 October 2009
  • Summary: I'm running this psu with one 250GB hard drive, one lightscribe dvd drive, one Geforce 9800GT graphic card, & one Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz cpu.
  • Pros: I got this power supply on sale for $89.99 last December & it's been running strong ever since. I love Zalman, they make high quality products & I couldn't be anymore satisfied with my purchase.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

works great and QUIET

Krishna G., Newegg
10 August 2009
  • Summary: this is perfect for my quiet HTPC rig
  • Pros: works great and QUIET
  • Cons: none
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10

User Review

Brandon R., Newegg
6 January 2009
  • Summary: I have a Geforce 9800GT, Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz, ZALMAN ZM500-HP 500W power supply unit, ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler, Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (x2), & a Foxconn M7VMX-K LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / nForce 610i Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
  • Pros: Stays really cold & quiet.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Quiet and has high efficiency

Ed G., Newegg
6 December 2008
  • Summary: duh. Don't try using your current PSU cables with this unit. I thought that the cables were interchangable and when the PSU wouldn't power up, I thought I had a dead unit. It took me over 2-3 hours to figure out that I had to use Zalman's SATA cables to get the unit to power up.
  • Pros: I bought this because I thought my current PSU was failing. The computer would keep just shutting down as if someone unplugged the computer. The PSU is quiet and quite efficient. My APC power supply said that that I had 30 minutes of battery backup with the 500 watt Antec PSU. With the 500 watt Z...
  • Cons: It's too quiet. Now I can hear that the Zalman CPU cooler is much noisier than I thought.
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Overall 10
10

Stable, efficient, and quiet

Richard B., Newegg
6 November 2008
  • Summary: I was disappointed in the SilenX 450@ PSU which I purchased for its 'quiet' fan. The SilenX cables were bulky, overinsulated and difficult to position - one could not disconnect unused cables.
  • Pros: Innovative copper heat pipe cooling with radiator logically positioned facing the exhaust fan, ultra quiet fan, truly modular cabling with secure PSU connections. Nylon sleeves protect cables while permitting sufficient flex. The 3-cable principal bundle contains: 1) 20+4 MB power, 2) 4+4 CPU pow...
  • Cons: The Molex clips have insufficient length to effectively grasp and secure the mating connector. However, these connections are already sufficiently snug - the clip is superfluous.
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Overall 10
10

excellent PS

thomas d., Newegg
19 October 2008
  • Summary: This PS is in a Lian Li 350B mATX case. MOBO Asus P5E VM HDMI, Q6600, 8gb ram, Two Hitachi 250gb, one Raptor 36, 8800gts. 22 wide screen. This ps was for a Micro ATX gaming machine. It works great for this build. Just ordered a GTX 260/216 for it.
  • Pros: Near silent operation. Modular. Runs cool. Heatpipe tech.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 10
10

Great PSU

Teresa w., Newegg
2 October 2008
  • Summary: RMA'd after purchasing A new motherboard, 8800GT, 3 new fan's, and A q6600, I'm sure it would have run them fine but then I started thinking about running SLI and adding more hard drives. I like having room to upgrade so I got the zalman 750.
  • Pros: Quiet, modular, did everything I wanted it to. I grew accustomed to the ambient blue glow, wasn't feeling it at first. Pentium D 940 Spire Verticool II 4GB Corsair twinx ddr667 P5NSLI 2x500GB Seagate sata drives 7600GT Zalman VF700-Cu Xp Pro SP3
  • Cons: Wish it had been fully modular.
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Overall 10
10

wow

Bruce Y., Newegg
23 July 2008
  • Summary: Get it if you're going to settle for a mid-power PSU that is near silent.
  • Pros: NOISE LEVEL - It's near silent.
  • Cons: Possibly the 500W power? but you'd already know what you're getting
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Overall 10
10

2 thumbs up to Zalman

Bruno G., Newegg
16 May 2008
  • Pros: Just what the specs specify. It a great silent Power Supply. Provides power to an Abit pro mobo, Q6600 low range OCed, eVGA 8800GT superclocked and plenty of drives. Lots of cables. Really high class. Just make sure you calculate the amount of power you need!
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 10
10

Great PSU

Brian A., Newegg
14 December 2007
  • Summary: Evga 680i, E6850 @ 3.6ghz, PNY DDR2 @1200mhz, Xclio Wind Tunnell, 2 Samsung 500GB 2 8600 in SLI
  • Pros: This seems to be a very good PSU. My system is running rock solid even though I have it overclocked and loaded. I am runnig Pentium E6850 overclocked to 3.6 ghz and two 500gb hard drives in RAID plus two Nvidia 8600 cards in sli also overclocked DDR no issues whatsoever.
  • Cons: none that I can think of
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