Page 1:Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
Page 2:Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Page 3:Installing The Nepton 280L
Page 4:SilverStone Tundra TD02
Page 5:Installing The Tundra TD02
Page 6:Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Page 7:Installing The Water3.0 Pro
Page 8:Zalman Reserator3 Max
Page 9:Installing The Resorator3 Max
Page 10:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 11:Cooling Results And Fan Speed
Page 12:Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 13:What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?
Zalman Reserator3 Max
Like the Water3.0, the name of Zalman’s Reserator3 Max can be spelled with or without a space between the primary name and its version number (as Reserator 3 Max). Also like the Water3.0, the Reserator3 Max is designed to fill the rear-panel exhaust vent of most high-performance tower cases. The similarities end there, though.
The Reserator3 Max includes only one fan, but its radiator can be installed over a cases's original 120mm exhaust fan. And rather than use a rectangular radiator, the Reserator3 follows Zalman’s iconic radial-fin design, which was made popular on its air coolers. The big change from socket-based Zalman coolers is that the heat sink’s pipes are completely filled with liquid and connected to a remote pump.
Since the radiator isn’t mounted directly to the CPU, there’s no conductive tube in its center. We instead find a hole with fan-mounting screws.
The Reserator3 Max pump housing uses a finely machined and semi-polished copper disc to assure excellent contact with CPU heat spreaders.
- Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
- Cooler Master Nepton 280L
- Installing The Nepton 280L
- SilverStone Tundra TD02
- Installing The Tundra TD02
- Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
- Installing The Water3.0 Pro
- Zalman Reserator3 Max
- Installing The Resorator3 Max
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling Results And Fan Speed
- Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
- What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?