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Zalman Reserator 3 MAX Ultimate Liquid CPU Cooler Review - The Test System and Thermal Results

Zalman Reserator 3 MAX Ultimate Liquid CPU Cooler Review
Continuing the history of dabbling in water cooling, Zalman has delivered the Reserator 3 MAX AIO CPU cooler as its latest venture into this field.
By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Zalman

The Test System and Thermal Results




I would first like to thank ASUS, InWin, Corsair, and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with. To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for that information.




As you can see, at stock settings, the Reserator 3 MAX takes current top honors of the loaded temperature with a result of 49.5C, tying the Tundra TD02 that is a 240mm radiator based system. For this testing the pump was made to run at its maximum RPM of 1586 RPM, and at the hottest point of the testing, the fans reached 1644 RPM. As for the idle temperatures, the fans slowed to near 1100 RPM delivering an average of 27.5C.




I know it is not done by leaps and bounds, but the Reserator 3 MAX also takes current top honors in the overclocked testing. At this point the pump was again spinning at near 1600 RPM, but this time the fans were spinning at 2300 RPM. Before this testing was started, we recorded the idle temperature to average at 26.75C with everything maxed out.

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