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Zalman  Reserator 3 Max
7.8 out of 10

Zalman Reserator 3 Max

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Overall 10
10

Zalman Reserator 3 Review

Amy P., Newegg
25 June 2015
  • Summary: i'm buying the single to fit my Kraken G10 gpu mounting kit
  • Pros: unbelievable cooling keeps my asrock x99 intel i7-5820K when oc at 4.2GHZ temp between 33 to37c.First on i got came damaged but newegg as usual helped me quickly.I would recommend this to anyone
  • Cons: had to do some fab work to get it to fit my NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD ATX Full Tower case.took a little while but looks great.no other probs to report.
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Overall 10
10

Zalman Reserator 3 Review

SCott L., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: Let me start by saying I am a loyal New Egg Customer. My 1st unit was damaged in shipping and New Egg promptly took care of me. So Reason #1 to shop here. Once the 2nd unit arrived in perfect shape I began the install.
  • Pros: Fantastic Liquid Cooling Cool and innovative Design Attractive appearance Sturdy construction Closed loop system that is maintenance free
  • Cons: Price is a little higher compared to other options.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Candle Fire, Amazon
6 April 2015
  • Summary: Just bought second one for another build. Well made and cools very well with my overclocking.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken out of box....

Matthew L., Newegg
5 April 2015
  • Summary: Good thing I had my old Zalman cooler, at least I got my PC fired up again
  • Pros: Looks cool Mounting brackets seem pretty nice
  • Cons: Ive had this laying around for a couple months waiting on other parts for my build, and I finally got a chance to test fit and install this thing...well I took it out of the box and noticed something drip onto my had, one of the hoses on the water block is broken!! Zalman has yet to respond and N...
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost Perfect

Sammie W., Newegg
20 March 2015
  • Summary: Have an i7 4790k on its way. I'm hoping with the lower TDP, it'll serve me even better when that arrives. Also, it has to be noted, my case is a Thermaltake Core V71. There is a rail offset from the motherboard running on top of the inside of the case.
  • Pros: Keeps an aging 8350 quite cool @ 4.4 gHz 18c Idle up to 48-49c on full load in AOD stability test, for days if it pleases. Assembly parts included are of excellent quality. Backplate mounting was quite frankly, genius. Got this in by myself. (use that box it came in to sit it on and keep it cpu l...
  • Cons: Included 120mm PWM fans are complete and total garbage, it's the reason for the docked egg unfortunately. It's so disappointing, in such a high cost AIO cooling solution, especially from Zalman. The cooling of the fans isn't poor, but they also aren't anywhere near what they should be; especially...
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Overall 8
8.0

My First Pre-Assembled Liquid Cooling System... and I'm old.

Michael M., Newegg
9 March 2015
  • Summary: I was happy with the results of this and purchased a second one for my i7-980X that I am transitioning to a home automation and media server.
  • Pros: Nice and gigantic... Well engineered and designed as most Zalman products are. My ancient liquid cooling system started leaking, so I had to switch to the CHEAPO stock fan. Jeez, AMD fans are terrible. My FX-8350 was getting absolutely annoying with fan noise under half load and even after re-sea...
  • Cons: From a design standpoint, I would have liked to see the ability to easily reverse the mounting. I knew ahead of time my case wasn't tall enough with clearance between the top of the motherboard and the case, but I have an Antec LANBoy (dumb name) whatever case that is just a skeleton and mesh tha...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pleasantly surprised

Jason T., Newegg
25 February 2015
  • Summary: I added a second fan for push-pull. I have this product with the extra fan cooling the 8-core AMD FX-8350 at 4.3 and I have no temperature issues at all. I bought the product from New Egg at a discounted price and figured I would try it.
  • Pros: Has a unique aesthetic look and a lot of blue LED making your build attractive - if you are ok being stuck with blue. Installed nicely in a mid-tower case. Has performed very well for nine months and counting.
  • Cons: No software and no included second fan for push-pull makes the base price a bit high. Some may find it a bit loud.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome!

Anthony S., Newegg
1 February 2015
  • Summary: Worth the money. I always recommend Zalman cooling products - I can take a little fan noise over a hot CPU any day!!
  • Pros: I'm an engineer, and I run a gaming system because it's the only system that can keep up with my number crunching. This system keeps my Core I7 Extreme 8-Core CPU nice and cool running at full throttle!!!
  • Cons: Fans are a little loud, but you can adjust the speed in bios. Doesn't seem to be made to fit any case, really. I have a "Cooler Master" Case (sick case) and it took me all of 5 minutes to modify it with a drill and shears to make it work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Failed

Derek R., Newegg
16 January 2015
  • Pros: Has a nice finish and looked great in the case. It fit perfectly in my Zalman Z11 Plus case.
  • Cons: A little over a year of service and the pump failed!!!! I came to turn on my PC and it would shut down immediately, I could hear the fan for the cooling rad ramping up to full speed. I realized that it was shutting down on thermal protection, that's when I noticed the pump had died out. I was sce...
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Overall 2
2.0

Did not last!

Alvaro S., Newegg
3 November 2014
  • Summary: No more Zalman for me!
  • Pros: While it lasted, good.
  • Cons: Lasted just a bit over a year. Bought this from NewEgg on 09/04/2013 and now as of 10/02/14, the pump went out. Be Warned!
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