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Zalman LQ315
8.0 out of 10

Zalman LQ315

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Cooling Solution

John M., Newegg
1 October 2015
  • Summary: Installed this cooler on an Intel i7 4820K Ivy Bridge-E processor in a ASUS ROG Rampage IV Black edition motherboard housed within a Corsair 900D chassis. System is used for digital audio workstation and the fan noise is inaudible.
  • Pros: Had a rebate. Whisper-quiet operation, good cooling capability.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Works OK while it works

Dmitri B., Newegg
15 August 2015
  • Summary: The warranty is only for one year, but I think a two-year lifespan shows pretty sad quality.
  • Pros: Fairly quiet (the pump was almost silent, the fan is pretty good but makes most of the noise) Kept my AMD FX processor at a fairly consistent level in processor's stock modes (no overclocking)
  • Cons: Failed after barely two years. The coolant gradually leaked out of the system until there was so little of it that my processor started overheating. You could actually feel one hose getting much hotter than the other so the pump was working, but the fluid was not cooling efficiently.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just Installed Zalman LQ315 Cooler

Joseph D., Newegg
3 August 2015
  • Summary: As I mentioned, This replaces a CoolerMaster very similar to this model that could not cut it. The pump in the CM died about 6 months after purchase.
  • Pros: Seems to cool better than the CoolerMaster I just replaced. The temps on my AMD six core processor are at 34 or below. If you just look at the pics of the instructions and then throw them out it will go alot quicker :) Compared to Cooler Master, The hoses are made of very flexible rubber where th...
  • Cons: The installation instructions should be just thrown out. If Zalman wants to save on production costs they could skip there useless instructions.
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Overall 2
2.0

LQ-315

Alexander B., Newegg
1 June 2015
  • Summary: The manual is so outrageous that I took away 4 eggs. It nearly prevented me to install!
  • Pros: The product is excellent, it's quiet, keeps the 3.7GHz 12 core- 4+8 - AMD CPU overclocked to 4.2 GHz with temperatures in the upper 30s.
  • Cons: The instruction manual is horrendous! It's 'creator' should serve serious time in a maximum security penitentiary. Following the manual is impossible to install, one has to invent the way!
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Overall 10
10

Awesome closed-loop water cooler

Steven R., Newegg
12 May 2015
  • Summary: Exactly what I wanted - time will tell if this was a great buy or not though.
  • Pros: Intel 4770K idles around 28 degrees, never goes above 50 even under very heavy load (will be OCing soon) Snug pump fit on the CPU faceplate with a simple bracket system
  • Cons: The 4pin CPU fan connector could have been a bit longer, I had to change where I wanted the (relatively large) radiator and fan to sit. Once that was settled though, it was smooth sailing. I am also getting an error on startup that the CPU fan is not detected, though the pump and fan are both run...
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Overall 10
10

Cool and Quiet

Luis I., Newegg
25 March 2015
  • Summary: first time having liquid cooler and while the installation was a pain, i am happy with the performance of the cooler. I would buy again in the future.
  • Pros: Works on my 8350 cpu temperatures are way better than the old fan LED light is cool Quieter than stock fan
  • Cons: Installing was a pain, the instructions were not very clear, but i figured out.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked well for a while

Sara S., Newegg
6 November 2014
  • Summary: After drying out my mobo and video cards cleaning everything over a period of 48 hours reattaching the stock cooler and trying to boot everything is shot. I don't reccomend purchasing it if you like your pc.
  • Pros: While it worked it was silent and kept my cpu below the levels of the stock cooler.
  • Cons: The pump seized after a couple months of use, blue screened my pc and leaked onto nearly every part of my pc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great performance, terrible install

Nathaniel L., Newegg
30 September 2014
  • Summary: So installing using the instructions I could not possibly install the waterblock, I had to actually take off the clips holding the screws into place, and use the backplate that came with my stock amd cooler, it was almost a insult to me, first not having the screws not be nearly long enough to reach...
  • Pros: *Keeps my 8250 cool *Optional second fan *Not too bulky *Sealed
  • Cons: *terrible install *pump makes a little noise
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Overall 10
10

Very nice

Kyle C., Newegg
12 August 2014
  • Summary: Overall this thing kicks a**. I had second thoughts on going with liquid cooling, but im glad I did. At system idle, my cpu is at around 30c, under load itll get up to about 48c (ambient room temp is usually around 24c).
  • Pros: -Quiet -Cool blue LED in water block -Fairly simple installation* (see other thoughts) -Solid build quality -Handles overclocks nicely
  • Cons: -Can hear the pump during startup* (see other thoughts) -Instructions were horrid -Didnt fit in my case right (I knew it wouldnt, so cant knock off an egg for that)
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Overall 8
8.0

Quite good

Thanh T., Newegg
26 February 2014
  • Pros: This thing keeps my OC 4.5 ghz cpu at under 40 celcius under medium to high loads. Quite impress with it. Overall runs pretty quiet.
  • Cons: Water pump does make a little wine when pumping like what most other buyers have stated, but it has mostly gone away now. Was quite noticeable at first 24 hours but now it is or is nearly gone.
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