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Zalman launches the 'Reserator 3 Max', world's 1st nanofluid cooler

by Mark Tyson on 17 August 2013, 10:45

Tags: Zalman (090120.KQ), AMD (NYSE:AMD), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Zalman has launched the Reserator 3 Max CPU cooler. The South Korean PC specialist accessory company describes this liquid cooling solution as the "ultimate water cooler". When first shown off at the 2013 CES Show, early this year, this cooler won an Innovations Award. The Reserator 3 Max isn't an 'ordinary' water based CPU cooler though, as it is the world's first to utilise nanofluids.

Zalman believes that the use of these nanofluids in its cooling solution offers significantly better cooling. The use of refrigerant nanoparticles combined with the other Zalman air and liquid cooling tech, as used in the Reserator 3 Max, help make this the "ultimate" cooling solution according to Zalman. "Using nanofluid coolant improves thermal conductivity by mixing nanoparticles with fluids," explains Zalman's information page.

Zalman Reserator 3 Max specifications:

Beyond the headlining feature of being the world's first nanofluid liquid cooler the Reserator 3 Max also uses the following cooling technologies; a slim fin pure cooper dual radial radiator designed for optimized air flow, a 'Quadro cooling path' which is "Four times more powerful cooling efficiency with two copper pipes", a Micro-fin copper base and pure copper water block, a low noise yet high performance pump which squirts 90 litres per hour, VRM cooling by induction within your PC case, a dual fan configuration is an option if required. Also Zalman has added blue LED lighting  to both the fan and water block.

The Zalman Reserator 3 Max ships with fittings for most modern CPUs and motherboards and supports the following sockets; Intel 2011, 1366, 1155/1156, 1150, 775 and AMD FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2. A full listing of compatibility and supplied fittings is available now on the Zalman website.

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Bring on the benchmarks!
It seems that this is the way forward for cooling as Zalman claim this can cool 350 watts of heat. Therefore this seems an ideal water-cooler to cool the FX-9590 but still smaller than the large dual fan radiators. Just one setback is the lack of any mention of price…
You have to wonder whether a nanofluid is necessarily better than a molecular fluid (eg. water, lol) but .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanofluid .. apparently there's something in it apart from a juicy new buzzword.
£100 inc VAT from Quiet PC. Yikes!
£100 inc VAT from Quiet PC. Yikes!

Well sounds like an Immediate and fine upgrade to my current system is in order, especially as I already Have a Zalman case, and blue LED Zalman fans this will fit in just fine