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Zalman LQ315
8.4 out of 10

Zalman LQ315

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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

Chance B., 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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Overall 8
8.0

Initial thoughts

Mark D., Newegg
27 January 2014
  • Summary: Mobo: ASUS X79-Deluxe CPU: i7-3930k. RAM: 32 GB G.SKILL Trident X (had to remove the fins on the top to fit under the radiator, which was easy, 2 phillips screws on either end) So far I give this 4 stars, would have been 5 if it weren't for the noise coming from the pump, which isn't loud, but it's...
  • Pros: I've had this thing running for a day so far. CPU temps hover around 95-100f with the case side open as I work on it, but I'm not pushing it or doing much on it yet, just installed Windows 8.1 and installing updates and assorted software such as Office 2013, Visual Studio 2013, etc.
  • Cons: The pump on the CPU is a little noisy, I can definitely hear it turning. Hard to describe the sound though. I've seen some mention it's silent, wish mine was, but I guess at least I know it's turning. My CPU is an LGA 2011, and mounting the cooler to the CPU was very easy, simply tighten down 4 t...
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Overall 10
10

Quiet, easy, effective

Chebar C., Newegg
18 December 2013
  • Summary: Used with a Cooler Master Elite 130 case which is a small case designed for radiator installation. Hoses were good length, more than needed for this case but it is pretty small.
  • Pros: Very quiet and effective. With i7-4770S (a relatively low TDP processor) temps stay below 50 deg C with all four cores fully loaded. The best part: It was actually easier to install than most heatsink-fan combos. Good design and instructions, quality parts.
  • Cons: One day it will stop working. Instead of just blowing out the dust and giving it a new fan like with a traditional cooler, the whole system will probably need to be replaced. I hope it lasts a long time!
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Overall 10
10

Better than AIR

Jordan S., Newegg
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Using an 8350, it hasn't gone over 42 C* on BF4
  • Pros: Whether your Gaming, hardcore multi-tasking, or using intensive Graphical editing software. This will keep you cpu nice and cool.
  • Cons: The radiator is a little bulky, READ SPECIFICATIONS
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Overall 10
10

Great Cooler!

Aaron B., Newegg
14 September 2013
  • Summary: None, just get this if you really need a potent cooler
  • Pros: I chose to buy this for my AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz AM3+ CPU and it cools my chip low, and I mean low (temps dropping to 8-9C on no load with minor load bringing it up to a stable 10-11C. Max load 44C.) I love this cooler and it runs great. If you have a chip and are skeptical of this cooler. It runs g...
  • Cons: Only flaw, the blue LED on the cooler (all my case theme is red and black), but I won't dock an egg for that reason.
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