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Zalman Reserator 1 Water Cooling System

Raserator 1
9th August 2004
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You want to cool your system well but have complete silence too?Surely it canít be done, you usually think lower temperatures means higher decibels or even some amount of noise?Trust Zalman, the well known company aiming to keep your PC silent, to come to the rescue with their new Reservator1 water cooling system!

So what exactly is the Reserator1?:::...

The Reserator1 is Zalmanís first completely fanless watercooling system.How does it work though and how did they get away with not using fans?

The diagram below shows how the cooling system works:

The water is stored in the Reserator and pumped via the Reservatorís integrated water pump.This is pumped through the Flow Indicator to show you that the system is working and then through to the CPU water block.The water is then pushed out of the waterblock, back through into the Reservator where the water is then pumped around again.

There seems to be nothing out of the ordinary for a standard water cooling system, but this is where things get interesting.There are no fans or anything of the sort to keep things cool, so how do they do it?

Whats in the box:::...

Reserator (Reservoir+Radiator+Water Pump)

Reserator is a compound word derived from 'Reservoir' and 'Radiator' - it acts as a reservoir while radiating heat. This product works well with natural convection and integrates a water pump inside for

- Radiation Area

: 1.274 m2

- Weight

: 6.5 kg

- Dimensions

: 150 (L) x 150 (W) x 592 (H) mm

- Material

: Pure Aluminum, Anodized

- Coolant Capacity

: Max. 2.5L

- Maximum Integrated Water Pum

: 5 W, Qmax 300L/h

- Maximum Lift

: 0.5 m


This is the magic that keeps the water cool without any fans.The size of the Reserator is big, as you can see on the dimensions.The Reserator is basically one huge hollow heatsink where the water is stored inside, where the heatsink itself keeps the water cool Ė this is how it does its magic, silently.

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