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Thinking of investing in the Zalman RESERATOR1 V2 Fanless Water Cooling System, just to keep temps down as well as noise, has anyone else gone for this? If so how are you finding it? What overclocks have you been able to achieve if any?
post #2 of 13
I don't know if Zalman RESERATOR Fanless WC System will be last? But G'Luck with your own invest in it.. biggrin.gif
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I'm not looking for an extreme overclock, just want something that is silent as the pc is on constantly on, I had been looking at a H60 but then when I realised that the Zalman also cooled the GPU it got me interested. Can't seem to find any decent reviews on it though.
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I had one of these way back when I had a P4 and a nForce 4 board, the only thing I don't like about it is YOU MUST USE THE ZALMAN COOLANT or some type of anti corrosive liquid, this is because the "reserator" base is made entirely of aluminium, it's anodized, but still, you can't help but worry as your CPU block base is copper, it's a recipe for disaster if the anodize wears off.

Now I'm not saying Zalman makes a crappy product, from the time I did have it, the unit never failed me, it kept my temps in check. I never did try to overclock my P4, that thing was hot enough as it is.. I can only assume that you will be able to squeeze in some type of overclock on your newer CPU as any CPU past the P4 generation runs much more cooler.

I used it for 2x 6800, northbridge and CPU in one single loop, the unit got pretty baked during full load, I bought the fan for the reserator unit also which helped, kind of defeated the whole "fanless" idea..

My $0.02 is It's decent, look's original, but a bit out dated. If you are going for just cpu cooling, a H80 or H100 would be smaller, does a better job, less hassle.

I sold it after owning it for about 2 years, when I upgraded to C2D, I went with a H70.


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post #5 of 13
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Thanks for the input, I was going to go for just CPU cooling to start off with but my interest in this system was sparked by the GPU cooling as well, untill recently I thought it was just a cpu loop. Any newer fanless options out there?
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fanless, none that I am aware of..

You can technically do a very low rpm setup, like a external MORA3, then use fans at 700rpm controlled via a fan controller, that's near silent I think.
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Sadly a MORA3 setup is slightly out of my price range, though it does look very nice.
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Sadly a MORA3 setup is slightly out of my price range, though it does look very nice.

There's also Phobya that sells a 1080 and even a 1280 for budget conscious minds. Much cheaper and you can probably run the fans at the same speeds. Check Aquatuning, they have kits with the rad stand, fans and rad for about 300 USD. Shipping is cheap, and I think they cover the duty fees in the purchase (not sure about that one though).
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The only reason I was thinking about getting the Reserator was because it would cool both my Q6600 and my 8800GT at the same time, according to the tech spec on the Zalmen site, does anyone know if this is the case? All so is there any difference between LGA775 and S775? Or does the S just stand for socket?
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The only reason I was thinking about getting the Reserator was because it would cool both my Q6600 and my 8800GT at the same time, according to the tech spec on the Zalmen site, does anyone know if this is the case? All so is there any difference between LGA775 and S775? Or does the S just stand for socket?

One little thing, don't try and cut corners or cheap out in water cooling. The end results could be less than stellar. Just my friendly advice.
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