Zalman have unveiled their latest innovative water cooling solution. The Reserator 3 is a closed loop CPU cooler which uses a standard heatpipe heatsink with a water cooling pump. Unlike conventional closed loop water coolers which pump water into a radiator the Zalman Reserator pumps water through the heatpipes into a standard aluminium fin heatsink. Thus this CPU cooler is more like an air/liquid cooler hybrid as opposed to being strictly a closed loop liquid cooler.
The core of the design is manfactured by Asetek, though Zalman have been given quite a lot of room for their own customisations. The design draws inspiration from Zalman’s CNPS series of air coolers and features a lot of chrome plating. The whole unit is ventilated by a custom Zalman 120mm fan. In total Zalman say this unit is capable of supporting thermal design powers of up to 400W meaning this can handle every consumer processor on the market with some serious overclocks.
Pricing isn’t going to be cheap. In the UK we are seeing the Reserator 3 MAX product stocked at QuietPC for a retail of £100.00 including sales tax/VAT. Expect other pricing to be similar, in the USA we will probably see pricing in the region of $150 depending on sales taxes.
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