Zalman Reserator 3 pictured ahead of CES

November 21, 2012 // 11:36 a.m.

Tags: #liquid-cooling #reserator #reserator-3 #sealed-loop #watercooling #zalman

Zalman appears to be teasing the enthusiast community at present: as well as an impending fan-free CPU cooler, the company has carefully leaked details of an upcoming sealed-loop watercooler, the Reserator 3.

A significant departure from the company's original Reserator design, which was a large passively-cooled aluminium tube that acted as both reservoir and radiator, the Reserator 3 combines a waterblock and pump with a high-density aluminium-fin circular 120mm radiator. As with other sealed-loop systems, the deisgn is simple: connect the waterblock to the CPU and the fan-equipped radiator to a fan mount and you're ready to go.

According to details picked up by Sweclockers but not yet made official by Zalman itself, the Reserator 3 will be capable of dissipating up to 400W of heat. That's a significant performance promise, and something that should have overclockers interested in the device.

Further details obtained by the site include an overall weight of 850g, a pulse-width modulation (PWM) duty cycle of 30-100 per cent that can run the fan at between 900 and 2,000 revolutions per minute, and support for Intel Socket LGA 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011, along with AMD's AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 and FM2 socket types. Blue LEDs are included in both the fan and the waterblock-cum-pump.

More details are expected when Zalman officially announces the Reserator 3 as part of its presentations at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
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