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 Post subject: Extra Cooling for Zalman Reserator
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:21 pm 
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I've got a Zalman Reserator 1 Plus and during summer when the temps got a bit hotter (like 40+ C outside) my system was running a little on the hot side, so I made a ghetto fan booster for the Reserator tower. It's pretty slack, but it does the trick on hot days. I only stick it on when I need it cos it just slides right off. The fan is sucking the air up through the fins and exhausting the hot air out the top.

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and yes, that is a Crunchy Nut Cornflakes box :lol:

What do people think? too ghetto? I was toying with the idea of making a plastic version, but now that summer is over I rarely need to use it anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:23 pm 
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Could just aim a 12" house fan at it...

I assume you've already done the mod that brings the inlet of the reserator to the top?


You could also replace the pump. Putting a fan on a reserator is defeating the purpose. You will get better temps with a large heatercore or a BIP2 and the same fan(s).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:13 pm 
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Nope, I haven't done any other mods to it. This is only for very hot weather, not needed mostly. I could use a 12" house fan, but I'd rather have that aimed at me :) Bringing the inlet to the top sounds like a good idea. I'll be looking into that. Thanks J.

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