Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
I read a cooler roundup a few days ago, one thing that stuck out in it was the silverstone coolers tended to cost more (as with everything silverstone) with less than average performance.

The zalman 9500 and 9700 were also featured, and the 9500's bigger brother performed (only) slightly better, but both have manageable acoustic characteristics. Obviously the aero design isn't as beefy as the big boys (like the scythes, arctic, etc), but a lot better than stock coolers anyway, especially the prescott stock cooler, i remember testing that for the hell of it, and it was rubbish.
Yeah, I think I'll get the 9500, easy installation with the board too, thanks.