From the Zalman website:
Zalman Tech Co., Ltd, was founded in 1999 and introduced to the computer industry the concept of "noiseless computing". In a world filled with noisy computers, "silent" cooling solutions were sought after everywhere, which contributed to Zalman's rapid growth into the world's leader of high-performance, ultra-quiet PC cooling solutions.
Zalman continues to lead in the industry through decisive R&D investments, peerless craftsmanship, intensive global marketing, and generous customer support.
Zalman has been a part of the PC-cooling market for a very long time. Founded in 1999, the company has since offered a wide range of PC-cooling products, including fans, coolers, cases, power supplies, all-in-one liquid coolers, and much more. Decisive R7D efforts, generous customer support, and a drive to provide customers with silent cooling solutions have turned Zalman into the manufacturer we all know today.
Perhaps best known for their CNPS 9500, 9700, and 9900 CPU coolers, Zalman earned a large following in the enthusiast community for their unique design and exceptional performance in their day. Fast forward to today and you have Zalman pushing unique and innovative designs by taking what is the norm and pushing it in a different direction. A perfect example would be the Reserator series which launched with passive liquid-cooling systems and has now evolved into an offering of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with a twist. Never content to stick to the mainstream's idea of how to cool a PC, you can count on Zalman to offer innovative designs you will either love or hate.
Speaking of unique, today's review will focus on the Zalman Reserator 3 Max Dual. This CNPS heatsink and AIO liquid cooler amalgamation certainly sets a new standard in what one can expect an AIO kit to look like. Featuring what would be considered a 240 mm radiator with two fans and some fancy LEDs, this cooler will definitely turn some heads. That said, let's get down to the nitty and gritty to see how well it performs.
|MODEL:||Reserator 3 Max Dual|
|SOCKET SUPPORT:||Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011|
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
|COLD PLATE:||Material: Copper|
|RADIATOR:||Dimensions: 276 mm x 122 mm x 73 mm|
Material: Black-pearl nickle plated Copper
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 1000 - 2300 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 182.24 CFM (MAX)
Fan Noise: 23.2 - 46.6 dBA
|FEATURES:||Blue LED fans and pump|
Optimized quad radial radiator design
Octa cooling path
Low noise/high performance water pump
Black-pearl nickle plated heatsink
Micro-fin ciooer base
Zalman ZM-STG2M Thermal grease
Exclusive bracket for easier install
Offers additional VRM cooling