dyle, definitly go for the Nexus if you're going to mod your Zalman 7000. You can get the 92mm at a lot of places now, as I found out when bargin hunting a Thermalright SI-97. Try a froogle.com search if you want, or just head over to siliconacoustics or endpcnoise.
frankgehry, so do you *know* they're still in production? I'm going to start a new thread on the subject...
I was heavily considering the nexus but could just not bring myself to buy a 20+ something 92mm fan that i will just be cutting out to fit in the 7000.
visited my local compusa today and picked up both the 92mm whisperfan version and the aluminum everflow and here are my thoughts:
92mm whisperfan definitely did not impress me and i'm even new to the silent pc scene. at full load, it had a buzzing soundn that never went away when undervolted by a zalman fan controller. it also did not push enough airflow for a heatsink fan replacement. i wouldn't call this fan noisy but it's not quiet.
I was definitely happy with the everflow fan, which was still around 15.00 but after listening to it, i could definitely say that it was worth it. it was quieter than the zalman 92mm fan at the same rpms and my temps did not really differ that much. Also looked good with the chrome finish with my heatsink