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Zalman Reserator

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by davethepitch, 15 May 2006.

  1. davethepitch

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    I am considering purchasing a Zalman reserator and would like to know
    A) Is it compatible with an Amd Athlon processor on an Asus A7N8X m/b.
    B) Is it compatible on a Winfast 4200 Graphics card.
    c) Will it fit into an Antec P180 case.
    D) Is it future proof with other m/b's and video cards.
    E) Does it run silently as i need to have my machine running as silent as possible.

    I would be grateful for all comments please

    Davethepitch (Stoke on Trent)
     
  2. DELETED_36704

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    A: this from the Zalman website:
    B: this from the Zalman website:
    C: Yes no problem

    D: As long as your graphics card has heatsink mounting holes around the GPU.

    E: Its silent
     
  3. davethepitch

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    Many thanks for your prompt reply i did forget to ask two final questions
    A) Can i do away with my case fans.
    B) Have there been any issues with leaks or pump failures.

    Davethepitch (Stoke on trent)
     
  4. DELETED_36704

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    Hiya,

    Ask away :)

    A: Its always best to have at least one case fan, a rear fan extracting hot air will be best. If the noise bothers you, the fan can be 7V modded, or you can replace your current fan/s with Akasa ambers and 7V mod them too!

    Fan mod link: http://www.cpemma.co.uk/7volt.html

    B: Yes there were issues with the first Reserator (the blue one) pump failure, leaky flow valves are just a couple. The Reserator 1 Plus (the black one) which is currently on sale seems to have got rid of those problems.

    It’s a solid unit, you will be very happy with it.
     
  5. Coolasmoo

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    Yep, it cools my 2 x1900 crossfire cards but im air cooling the CPU.

    Dont think it would handle all 3 :D
     
  6. Cyanide

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    In a word... no :D
     
  7. DELETED_36704

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    Lol, it may just squeeze into an old CM stacker?
     
  8. davethepitch

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    I think i may have worded my questions incorrectly, when i asked if the Zalman Reserator would fit into a P180 case i only meant all the relevant components.
    I see it sounded like i meant the actual Reserator, mind you i must have given some folks a laugh though :).

    Davethepitch
     
  9. DELETED_36704

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    Its ok, i understood what you meant :)

    So are you decided on this yet?
     
  10. davethepitch

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    Well there are two more questions before i decide
    1) Is the build quality good
    2) Is it worth the price tag

    I dont know why i did not ask these questions in the first place.

    And its a good job i am not Spanish or my parents would have named me
    Juan Dumass (One dumbass)

    Davethepitch (Stoke on Trent)
     
  11. Burbleflop

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    The build quality seems fine. The original Reserator had a crappy flow indicator, but that was fixed with the 1 Plus - not that I have the indicator in the system though...

    Is it worth the money, tough one. It is expensive for what it is, but it is easy to setup and it does work well. I think it is worth the money, that's why I bought one.
     
  12. DELETED_36704

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    The build quality is good, Zalman are well known for quality.

    The price? i suppose you pay for complete silence, ease of use and low maintenance.

    Its worth the price, i only paid £160 for mine :D
     
  13. davethepitch

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    I cannot find the noise rating in Db for the Reserator unit and i am about 98% going to purchase one.

    Davethepitch
     
  14. Burbleflop

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    It isn't 100% silent as the pump inside the unit makes a tiny bit of noise, but I can only hear the pump when everything else in the room is turned off.
     
  15. Coolasmoo

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    I cant here the pump, even when everything is off.

    Totally silent ,

    /goes to check pump is on :eek:



    Nah, its on and shows a flow indicator when its running. i just leave it on 24/7 even when the PC is off.
     
  16. DELETED_36704

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    Same here, mine is totaly silent. I leave it on 24/7

    The road to quietness is an expensive one though, the only thing left in my rig that makes any sort of noise is my 74gig Raptor, ive just bought one of those SilentMaxx enclosures for £35 :eek: