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lee63
08-16-08, 07:27 AM
I thinking of giving this thing a shot http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/zalman_reserator_xt_review/index.php :D It seems pretty simple to set up and I would have less cluster in my case + it would look ****ing sweet sitting on top of my case (lee63) I would probably get a different water block though. I would like to hear you guys thoughts on this one :D

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/4821/reseratorxt02b0gp9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

BTW I will be only cooling the CPU

Water block choices.

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/7326/apogeegtzx400nb9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://www.swiftnets.com/

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/2472/fuzionv2ez7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://www.dtekcustoms.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=210&HS=1

lee63
08-16-08, 03:43 PM
Anyone :D

npras42
08-16-08, 04:13 PM
I don't really have any thoughts other than I'd like to hear how it turns out. Are you going for cooling performance or quietness?

Xion X2
08-16-08, 04:48 PM
The Swiftech block is teh sEx.

It's a good looking kit, the Zalman. I just wonder how good the pump/radiator is.

Fair warning: The D-tek block has the fittings so close to each other that 1/2" tubing doesn't fit. I used that block on the last rig I put together.

Greasy
08-16-08, 04:58 PM
Yeah, I barely got the 1/2" tubing on my V1 Fuzion. You can forget using clamps on that baby if you do.

Performance is great, but not that much better than the Swiftech. You really can't go wrong with either block.

XION when you going to H20 cool those X2s? ;)

nekrosoft13
08-16-08, 05:05 PM
wow, that looks crazy.

sweet case

crainger
08-16-08, 08:49 PM
I have one of the old big blue Reserator 1's and it was a dream to use. Zalmans water kits and extremely powerful and easy to use. This one sacrifices total silence for cooling performance, but I guarantee you'll be happy, only down side it is a little pricey, but most kits are. As for the water block, I just used the included kit.

BTW On my older 3800+ machine I had the CPU and 2x7900GTs in the loop and it never broke a sweat 20 idle 30C load, not bad for something that's totally silent.

lee63
08-16-08, 09:08 PM
Fair warning: The D-tek block has the fittings so close to each other that 1/2" tubing doesn't fit. I used that block on the last rig I put together.
Thanks for the info, I think I will go with the Swiftech, I don't think its out yet though :(

lee63
08-16-08, 09:10 PM
I have one of the old big blue Reserator 1's and it was a dream to use. Zalmans water kits and extremely powerful and easy to use. This one sacrifices total silence for cooling performance, but I guarantee you'll be happy, only down side it is a little pricey, but most kits are. As for the water block, I just used the included kit.

BTW On my older 3800+ machine I had the CPU and 2x7900GTs in the loop and it never broke a sweat 20 idle 30C load, not bad for something that's totally silent.Well you just convinced me (lee63) its a go (nana2)

jcrox
08-16-08, 09:20 PM
That's what I'm going with in the very near future :cool:

LORD-eX-Bu
08-17-08, 01:07 AM
what is that, a delrin top on the GTZ? after the whole crap "mil-spec" plating corrosion issue with the GTXs I'm wary of Swiftech apogees.

Its been a while since I looked at the blocks out there but have you looked at the EK supreme?

methimpikehoses
08-17-08, 01:56 AM
Can't wait to see it. :thumbsup:

ASUSEN7900GTX
08-17-08, 06:45 AM
i donīt know much about watercooling at all, but Asetek.
donīt they do, eally good water cooling kits?
Although they cost alot

qube
08-17-08, 06:47 AM
i donīt know much about watercooling at all, but Asetek.
donīt they do, really good water cooling kits?
Although they cost alot
not anymore just fore OEM
its better to build it your self

ASUSEN7900GTX
08-17-08, 06:55 AM
ohh crap those guys really did good cooling solutions didnīt they?

qube
08-17-08, 07:18 AM
in sweden its hard to finde stores whit good watercooling gears
i order my from Denmark http://coolbits.dk/ http://www.coolerkit.dk/

lee63
08-17-08, 10:45 AM
Its been a while since I looked at the blocks out there but have you looked at the EK supreme?
Ill check it out, is it a good block??

EDIT: Seems like a really good block.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/ek_supreme_cpu_water_block/1

lee63
08-17-08, 06:54 PM
If anyone else is interested in the Zalman W/C, this is the cheapest I have found it http://www.sharkacomputers.com/zarext.html (lee) still a little pricey but WTF who cares (lee63)

Xion X2
08-17-08, 07:05 PM
XION when you going to H20 cool those X2s? ;)
Ha, man I'm not sure I'm ready to get back into that game so soon. Kinda taking a break right now.

I'm not totally ruling it out, though. We'll see. :)

Blacklash
08-17-08, 07:44 PM
Below might be a good block for the X2-

http://ekwaterblocks.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=21_31_42&products_id=301

Xion X2
08-17-08, 09:22 PM
EK's blocks always look the nicest but, from my experience, don't always perform as well as the competition. I've owned two series of blocks from them for G80, and neither one performed as well as Dangerden's. Usually ~5C difference in temps.

qube
08-18-08, 02:11 AM
mm two ek x2 block i see in a near future mm and two x2 4870

einstein_314
08-19-08, 04:19 PM
what is that, a delrin top on the GTZ? after the whole crap "mil-spec" plating corrosion issue with the GTXs I'm wary of Swiftech apogees.

Its been a while since I looked at the blocks out there but have you looked at the EK supreme?
My Swiftech Apogee GTX has been running for 15 months now. Not a single sign of corrosion in it. It still looks brand new. I'm 100% sure that all the people who have had problems is because they scratched the surface of the coating leading to corrosion at the scratch. From there is just propogates.

Mind you, I would still consider that not a perfect design. And I'm sure that's why they're changing to delrin tops. But if you're careful, the GTX is an awesome block.

lee63
08-19-08, 04:43 PM
Forget the Zalman, I'm gonna get on of these http://www.externalpccooling.net/ I have heard nothing but good about them.

LORD-eX-Bu
08-19-08, 04:46 PM
waterkeg is definately the way to go :thumbsup: