Zalman has finally announced their Reserator 3 closed-loop CPU cooler, which we actually got a first hand look at during CES in January. The Reserator 3 is an all-in-one liquid cooling system with all of the major components pre-assembled and coolant filled. This will follow their all-in-one entry last year of the CNPS20LQ, which was based off an Asetek design so it looked like many of the other coolers out there.
Zalman, a Korean company who is specialist in PC Cooling has declared to rework on one of its very old and most effective CPU cooler design, using the latest CNPS2X – computer noise prevention system. The design includes a mirror-finished copper base, via which a single 8 mm- thick copper heat pipe passes, making direct contact with the CPU. This heat pipe is twisted down into a spiral shape, and with help of its two arms, a spirally-projecting copper fin array emits heat. This array is further compressed down at the base. An 80 mm PWM-controlled fan is located inside the fin array; its downward and sideways airflow ventilates the fins. This low noise fan equips the user to control the RPM for attaining high performance/ low noise depending on the CPU temperature.
When you hear the name Zalman you immediately think of their CPU coolers. They have been creating great CPU coolers for quite sometime now. They make quite a lot of other products, but are not as well known for them. Their cases have been hit or miss over the years, some have been awesome and others are easily forgot. Today we are taking a look at one of their latest cases the MS800. This mid tower case has a pretty unique design, has room for long video cards, 2.5-inch hard drives, water cooling as well as having USB 3.0 support and an included fan controller. Will this be a case that brings Zalman back into the spotlight when it comes to cases or will we easily forget about it? Read on as we find out.
Zalman has been a cooling company that has never accepted the norm when it comes to current market trends. In a world where all-in-one CPU coolers are dominated by a standard rectangular radiator design Zalman decided to push their engineering limits and showcase a cooler that truly reflects a style we’ve learned come love. With quality matching engineering excellence in a large spectrum of product 2013 is expected to be quite the year for Zalman.
Zalman announced three new closed-loop CPU coolers which are part of their new LQ Series. The LQ310 can handel a maximum thermal load (Qmax) of 300W, the LQ315 can handle 330W and the LQ320 can handle 340W. They are all actually the same system where they all use the same block and pump, but are offered with three different radiators – a tickness of 25, 38 and 51 mm.
“On the test bench today is one of Zalman’s economical ‘Performa’ heatsinks. The ‘Performa’ series tend to use bare aluminum fins and skip on fancy things like fan speed controllers, colourful LED lights and nickel plated bling, all with an eye towards keeping costs down for budget minded users. The Zalman CNPS11X Performa is an exposed heatpipe base tower cooler, it supports Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The CNPS11X Performa stands 154mm tall so it should fit in most mid-tower cases and weighs a pretty feathery 450 grams.”
“When it comes to low profile heatsinks for miniPC/HTPC/MiniITX/bookPCs there aren’t many options. With an eye towards the under populated low profile cooling segment, Zalman released the CNPS8900 Extreme; a 60mm tall, 121mm diameter low profile cooler built for compact cooling situations.”
Zalman’s Z11 Plus MId Tower is their upgrade to the Z9 Plus, which we took a look at about a year ago. Zalman takes some of the features of the Z9 Plus and adds to it and gives it a little bit of a make over. The new Z11 plus features a futuristic look, 5 included fans with room for up to 7, USB 3.0 support, and support for 2.5-inch hard drives. The case is selling for only $84.99, so is it a steal? Will this case put Zalman back on the map when it comes to PC cases? Read on to find out!
About a year ago we saw the Zalman Z9 Plus, while it was a good case it had some faults. This year Zalman is back with the Z11 Plus. This new case take all of the great features of the Z9 Plus and builds on it. You have 5 included fans, room for up to 7, room for long video cards, 2.5-inch hard drive support and much more. Did I mention it has a “3D” window on the side panel? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
When it comes to CPU coolers there are some companies we know and trust and Zalman is one of them. We have been reviewing Zalman CPU coolers for quite sometime now and they always seem to impress us. Their radical designs, quality materials, ease of use and great performance make them one of the premier brands when it comes to CPU cooling. At CES this year we got a glimpse of Zalman’s largest CPU cooler to date the CNPS12X. This massive CPU cooler features three 120mm fans, a dual heatsink design and 6 copper heatpipes. Today we have the CNPS12X installed and ready to test, read on to see the results!