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MSI P45 Zilent, LGA775 P45 Motherboard & Zalman CPU Cooler, Crossfire, eSATA, from £66.69, Scan
MSI P45 Zilent, LGA775 P45 Motherboard & Zalman CPU Cooler, Crossfire, eSATA, from £66.69, Scan

MSI P45 Zilent, LGA775 P45 Motherboard & Zalman CPU Cooler, Crossfire, eSATA, from £66.69, Scan

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An Intel P45 chipset board with Crossfire, Firewire & eSATA that comes with a free Zalman CPU cooler. Zalman are a decent manufacturer and generally make low noise products. The heatsink itself would retail for over £25 which means the board works out at near £40 when a typical price for a P45 Crossfire board is £85 plus.

Now back in the regular section and not Today Only.

Available in-store or with free delivery for members of AVForums or Hexus otherwise the cost is £74.73 delivered.

Note. Dont forget to remove the Scansure insurance when checking out.

61 Comments

Original Poster

Products details – MSI. It does have the optional Firewire which Scan omitted in the spec.

Just £65.54 for this weekend on their today's special page

order in looks like a good deal :-D ta

i had order through your link which is full price!!! but phoned them and they gave me the reduced price :thumbsup:

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52919;6079084

Just £65.54 for this weekend on their today's special page


Thanks I've amended the price. Today Only is HERE.

PCI Express 2.0?

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benwoodcock;6079364

PCI Express 2.0?


Yes, this is the latest Intel chipset for LGA775 and for Crossfire it supports x8 x8 with PCIe 2.0 which is all you need, for now.

Thanks Agharta

Now I need to think about selling my current P35 P5K E, any idea how much it would go for?

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benwoodcock;6079469

Now I need to think about selling my current P35 P5K E, any idea how much … Now I need to think about selling my current P35 P5K E, any idea how much it would go for?


If you mean on eBay just do a search for completed items to get an idea.

thats pretty awsome, i have the zalman and it is silent !!!! ( edit i have the 9700)
the cpu coolers gor for over £30+ on fleabay

:@ Why does one need an ebay account to view completed listings

this board any good? looking to do a build for my brother soon and this ticks the price and specs box quite nicely. anyone know what reliability and overclocking is like on the board?

Just be sure if you get this your ram is DDR2 800/1066/1200 unlike me who didnt spot it. Ooops, oh well faster Ram always a bonus.
Seems to be running well though.

marshalex;6079694

this board any good? looking to do a build for my brother soon and this … this board any good? looking to do a build for my brother soon and this ticks the price and specs box quite nicely. anyone know what reliability and overclocking is like on the board?



its a very good price, especially as you get a good cpu cooler with it, you might have trouble with your own cooler as the cpu socket area space looks tight with the boards heatsink surrounding it

heres a review of just the board

trustedreviews.com/mot…/p1

all / most p45 boards are excellent clockers

benwoodcock;6079469

Thanks Agharta :)Now I need to think about selling my current P35 P5K E, … Thanks Agharta :)Now I need to think about selling my current P35 P5K E, any idea how much it would go for?



if you havent got an account you can search item 200370114256

Original Poster

According to this video the heatsink is the Zalman CNPS9300 AT which is £29.42 at eBuyer. There’s a review at SilentPCReview.

What a bargain!

Scorching deal!

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marshalex;6079694

this board any good? looking to do a build for my brother soon and this … this board any good? looking to do a build for my brother soon and this ticks the price and specs box quite nicely. anyone know what reliability and overclocking is like on the board?


P45 boards are usually good for 450 – 500 MHz FSB easily with dual cores CPUs.
I have a Pentium Dual Core E6300 in my Gigabyte P45 mobo over-clocked to 333MHz FSB at stock voltage for 3.5GHz. The same board happily runs at over 400MHz with an E8400 which with the E6300 would equate to 4.2GHz due to the higher multiplier. I can’t speak for this board so it's best to read reviews.

im seriously tempted.

Don't know much about these things. How much would a system based around this board normally come in at. Would just be for office stuff, excel, browsing and hd video, any ideas? I like the idea of it being very quiet as my current ageing budget dell pc sounds like a blower heater.

Fast Eddie;6081770

Don't know much about these things. How much would a system based around … Don't know much about these things. How much would a system based around this board normally come in at. Would just be for office stuff, excel, browsing and hd video, any ideas? I like the idea of it being very quiet as my current ageing budget dell pc sounds like a blower heater.


To be honest I would say it would be quite expensive. You would need SATA HDD's, upgrade the ram and I imagine a new Graphics Card if yours is onboard. Probably also need a new case and PSU if it was like my old Dell and a BATX design.
Sorry! :-(

Board £65, 4Gb Ram £40, Graphics £65 Case with PSU £30 HDD £35 - £235 Could go cheaper or more expensive but this would do.

That's decent mobo @great price, just do not be tempted to replace the mobo from similar chipsets such as Intel 965, X31 (such G31,P31),X33, X35,X38,Nvidia 6XX because you will see NO improvement in performance, unless you are buying it for overclocking because yours is very bad at it ( I would reccommend Asus P5Q rather than the MSI though ).
Also, there is no way to sell the fan for £30

barijohn;6083919

To be honest I would say it would be quite expensive. You would need SATA … To be honest I would say it would be quite expensive. You would need SATA HDD's, upgrade the ram and I imagine a new Graphics Card if yours is onboard. Probably also need a new case and PSU if it was like my old Dell and a BATX design. Sorry! :-(Board £65, 4Gb Ram £40, Graphics £65 Case with PSU £30 HDD £35 - £235 Could go cheaper or more expensive but this would do.



Cheers mate, very kind of you to reply, perhaps I may be better off looking for a bargain prebuilt system rather than this.

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Fast Eddie;6081770

Don't know much about these things. How much would a system based around … Don't know much about these things. How much would a system based around this board normally come in at. Would just be for office stuff, excel, browsing and hd video, any ideas? I like the idea of it being very quiet as my current ageing budget dell pc sounds like a blower heater.


Most motherboards are silent anyway apart from the high end ones which sometimes have fans on the chipset. To build a quiet system you need to look at these main areas of noise:

Hard Drive
CPU cooling
Power Supply
VGA cooling
Case Cooling

You can make modern budget Dell systems much quieter as I have done this for my parents. The main thing I did was swap the CPU and case fans for Panaflo FBA08A12L which I bought on offer for about 50p each. I also used a Zalman Fan Mate to lower the CPU fan speed and I under-volted the CPU using RMClock as that makes it easier to cool the CPU silently and reduces the power consumption.
With effort it’s possible to cool even a 3GHz+ Quad Core system in silence but that takes more time and cost. I recommend SilentPCReview as the definitive source of info on silent computing.

Agharta;6079913

According to this video the heatsink is the Zalman CNPS9300 AT which is … According to this video the heatsink is the Zalman CNPS9300 AT which is £29.42 at eBuyer. There’s a review at SilentPCReview.



9500 according to other sources: dvhardware.net/art…tmlforum.lowyat.net/top…308

Seems better silentpcreview.com/art…tml

IGNORE THIS - SEE BELOW

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my-planet;6085825

9500 according to other sources: … 9500 according to other sources: http://www.dvhardware.net/article25557.html http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1021308


That's a different model though, MSI P7N Zilent and not the P45 Zilent which this deal is.

Agharta;6085901

That's a different model though, MSI P7N Zilent and not the P45 Zilent … That's a different model though, MSI P7N Zilent and not the P45 Zilent which this deal is.



Damn - cheers :oops:

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my-planet;6085927

Damn - cheers :oops:


I made exactly the same mistake as I didn't initially realise there were multiple Zilent versions and saw different Zalman coolers linked to these bundles.

Agharta;6085978

I made exactly the same mistake as I didn't initially realise there were … I made exactly the same mistake as I didn't initially realise there were multiple Zilent versions and saw different Zalman coolers linked to these bundles.



Yeah - there does seem to be some evidence as to the 9500 reference still around: amazon.co.uk/MSI…T06
yougamers.com/for…427

I'm gonna email scan and ask em'.

barijohn;6079749

Just be sure if you get this your ram is DDR2 800/1066/1200 unlike me who … Just be sure if you get this your ram is DDR2 800/1066/1200 unlike me who didnt spot it. Ooops, oh well faster Ram always a bonus. Seems to be running well though.



What model was the Zalman HSM you got with yours mate? Thanks.

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my-planet;6086027

Yeah - there does seem to be some evidence as to the 9500 reference still … Yeah - there does seem to be some evidence as to the 9500 reference still around: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-P45-Zilent-Platinum-Motherboard/dp/B001B6RT06 http://www.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85427


If you look at the details on Scan's page it does look as if it's the 9500 and the image looks more like the 9500 also. From Scan:

"The Zalman Aero Flower-cooler makes use of a patented figure 8, 3 rig Heatpipe combines with 100% copper fins to cool better than stock coolers whilst producing only 18-27dBA."

CNPS9500 AT:

Innovative, patented, and curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with just three.
Noise Level 18.0dBA ~ 27.5dBA ± 10%

CNPS9300 AT:

Patented “figure 8” heatpipe design for cooling performance of up to 4heatpipes with the use of just 2.
Noise Level(1) 20.0dBA ~ 30.0dBA ± 10%

Agharta;6086233

If you look at the details on Scan's page it does look as if it's the … If you look at the details on Scan's page it does look as if it's the 9500 and the image looks more like the 9500 also. From Scan:"The Zalman Aero Flower-cooler makes use of a patented figure 8, 3 rig Heatpipe combines with 100% copper fins to cool better than stock coolers whilst producing only 18-27dBA."CNPS9500 AT:Innovative, patented, and curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with just three.Noise Level 18.0dBA ~ 27.5dBA ± 10%CNPS9300 AT:Patented “figure 8” heatpipe design for cooling performance of up to 4heatpipes with the use of just 2.Noise Level(1) 20.0dBA ~ 30.0dBA ± 10%



Thx. Now just need to find a dirt cheap CPU to put in the bug ger.

my-planet;6086064

What model was the Zalman HSM you got with yours mate? Thanks.


The Model number is CNPS9500 guys. Hope that helps. :thumbsup:

CPU is running at 23c and fan at 1600 rpm. Just an E4300 in it at the moment with no overclocking.

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barijohn;6086905

The Model number is CNPS9500 guys. Hope that helps. :thumbsup:.


Cheers. :thumbsup:

The only difference I can make out between this and a retail Zalman 9500 is it does not include the Fanmate which can reduce the voltage to the fan, slowing it down.
It also came in seperate plastic container but no box sleeve with Zalman on in case anyone is thinking of selling it on.

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barijohn;6087003

The only difference I can make out between this and a retail Zalman 9500 … The only difference I can make out between this and a retail Zalman 9500 is it does not include the Fanmate which can reduce the voltage to the fan, slowing it down. It also came in seperate plastic container but no box sleeve with Zalman on in case anyone is thinking of selling it on.


That’s good to know. Scan sell the Fan Mate for £3.21.
The motherboard will be able to control the CPU fan speed anyway either via the BIOS or using a software utility which is often preferable as it can keep the fan speed low until the CPU is heavily loaded and then it can ramp up the speed if needed. If you use a dual core it will probably be safe to run at the lowest speed permanently unless you over-clock heavily. With a Quad core you'll likely need to ramp the speed up under load.

Anyone recomend some decent (and cheapish) ram to go with this? I want to overclock my Q6600 Processor

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leedale30;6090605

Anyone recomend some decent (and cheapish) ram to go with this? I want to … Anyone recomend some decent (and cheapish) ram to go with this? I want to overclock my Q6600 Processor


How much RAM do you want?
It depends how high you want to over-clock. With a multi of 9 the Q6600 would be like this:

266 x 9 = 2.4GHz, RAM = 533MHz minimum (stock speed)
333 x 9 = 3GHz, RAM = 667MHz minimum
400 x 9 = 3.6GHz, RAM = 800MHz minimum
450 x 9 = 4.05GHz, RAM = 900MHz minimum

Depending on your cooling and how well the board handles a Q6600 you might get away with decent quality DDR2-800 which should over-clock to 900MHz. To be on the safe side consider some inexpensive DDR2-1067 CL5. Try Scan, eBuyer, OverclockersUK, Novatech for good prices.

Agharta;6090706

How much RAM do you want?It depends how high you want to over-clock. With … How much RAM do you want?It depends how high you want to over-clock. With a multi of 9 the Q6600 would be like this:266 x 9 = 2.4GHz, RAM = 533MHz minimum (stock speed)333 x 9 = 3GHz, RAM = 667MHz minimum400 x 9 = 3.6GHz, RAM = 800MHz minimum450 x 9 = 4.05GHz, RAM = 900MHz minimumDepending on your cooling and how well the board handles a Q6600 you might get away with decent quality DDR2-800 which should over-clock to 900MHz. To be on the safe side consider some inexpensive DDR2-1067 CL5. Try Scan, eBuyer, OverclockersUK, Novatech for good prices.



Thanks so much for this! :thumbsup:
I was thinking 4 or 8 gig?
If I used the cooler that comes with this board what speed do you think I could get the thing up to?

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leedale30;6093541

If I used the cooler that comes with this board what speed do you think I … If I used the cooler that comes with this board what speed do you think I could get the thing up to?


This review shows a Q6600 hitting a FSB of 500 on this board and I suggest you should manage around 3.2 – 3.6GHz with the included cooler which means you can get away with DDR2-800. If you have a G0 stepping Q6600 then all the better.

Scan have Corsair 4GB Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5C TwinX XMS2, PC2-6400 for £36.79 from the Today Only page.
Ebuyer have Crucial 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory CL4 for £39.99 delivered.
Review of the RAM at TomsHardware with the Crucial looking very strong managing 1067 at 1.8V.
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