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    Zalman Reserator
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:03/10/2005 13:46.43
    SLRating: SLRating: 10/10
    Bottom Line: SLCentral reviewed the Zalman Reserator 1, could this be the best cooling device on the market? Maybe, at $200 it mabe expensive but JonnyGuru still gave it 10 out of 10.

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    If you want a truly quiet PC, you can't go wrong with the Reserator. Simply put, with nothing more than a PSU fan spinning in your machine, you can not hear a damn thing.

    Because all of the CPU's heat is evacuated out of the case, the PC can maintain a low ambient temperature if you just use a power supply with a good 120MM fan on it and nothing more.

    Naturally, watercooling the video card will help bring those ambient temperatures down even more, so by all means I recommend the "1 Plus" model, or buying the additional VGA block if you can find the original Reserator at a good price. Goodness knows, I'm going that direction and I'm going to lose the PC50 case too so I can switch back to the standard size CPU water block.

    All and all, I have no complaints. It's quiet, it's cool, its VERY easy to install... It's expensive? At over $200 it's quite an investment, but I can sleep with the PC three feet from my head and the big blue aluminum tower is a conversation piece that nearly rivals a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. It's like a Venus de Milo for the uber geek. So in my opinion, it's high price is NOT a mark against it.

    I have to give the Reserator a 10.

    Photo from Zalman's website.

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    1. Introduction
    2. The Water Blocks
    3. Case Fittings
    4. Installing Hoses
    5. Fill er Up
    6. Problems
    7. Overclocking Issues
    8. Conclusions

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