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Cooling thinking of getting a Zalman RESERATOR1 V2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sneblot, 18 Apr 2012.

  1. Sneblot

    Sneblot What's a Dremel?

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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?
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    What are you wanting to cool?
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I have a Reserator 1 V2 cooling my EVGA GTX280 only. I acquired it cheaply about 4 years ago, and at the moment it keeps the 280 well under 55'C at full load, very heavily overclocked (770/1600/1375 - stock is 602/1296/1107 - core/shaders/memory), on an EK full cover waterblock.

    When I first installed it I used the bundled CPU block to cool a C2D E6600 and an 8800GTX, and it kept both of them around 50'C full load.

    WC purists will tell you that it is an expensive and ineffective solution, but it has always done what I need it to very well, and it looks awesome compared to most watercooling solutions. Do you mind me asking what you expect to pay for it?

    As a side note, I have never changed the coolant once in 4 years, and there are no signs of cloudiness or sediment in the fluid at all. The Reserator is so well anodised (it almost seems lacquered to be honest) that it has no problems in a loop with a full copper block at all.

    My opinion is that if you don't mind your PC in a fixed position, have the space, can get a good deal and want silent cooling for all or part of your PC it is still a viable option.
     
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  4. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Also if you do go for this, don't bother buying the active fan for it. It adds noise and makes NO difference to the cooling ability without some modding.
     
  5. Sneblot

    Sneblot What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for everyones advice, I eventually went for EK-KIT H3O - Supreme LT 240 EN which cost me a less then the reserator would of been.
     

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