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by zds
Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator vs TT Rocket
Replies: 22
Views: 6473

since i will using just Aluminium and Gold throughout the entire system, is an anti-corrosion water additive actually needed
Corrosion can occur every time you mix different metals regardless of how pure they are, so I'd go for anti-corrosive additive.
by zds
Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator vs TT Rocket
Replies: 22
Views: 6473

Reserator 1 Plus comes with water additive. Even if I were to buy original Reserator 1 now, I'd use that, just to be on the safe side.
by zds
Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Running the reserator without a pump, is it possible?
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

When it comes to fanlessly operating Reserator, it *might* be possible, if you tailor your system to it. I once forgot to turn on my Reserator and it took some 1.5 hours of desktop use for machine to overheat - and I am running system with Radeon X800 XT and 130nm Athlon64 3500+, so it should be pos...
by zds
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145945

But hey, if you happen to live in US, this site sells them: http://www.case-mod.com/store/120mm-cas ... -1708.html

It's too bad they do not ship to Europe :-(.
by zds
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145945

I have to say that hunting down a place to sell those Yate Loon UV fans in Europe is a tough job.. These are obviously Yate Loons, as even graphics have been copied from YL website and model numbers match, but specifications are completely different to what YL website tells: :-o http://prisguide.har...
by zds
Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My watercooled chassis project
Replies: 9
Views: 4133

My watercooled chassis project

Hello everybody! After trying to figure out how to mod existing ATX cases to truly support my needs, I became frustrated enough to give myself a try at designing and building chassis on my own. Of the fact that I post about the project here you might already guessed that silence/quietness is one of ...
by zds
Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28870

And Zalman has now released the Reserator 1 Plus which comes with their own anti-corrosive fluid. I haven't seen any reports yet, but I bet it's there just to address the pump problems. They sell it also separately, btw, so I recommed all Reserator owners to get some from their local store. And abou...
by zds
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless A64 With Reserator and Phantom
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

I'd probably go for Y-dividers and putting GPU and chipset in parallel with each other. I think a parallel section would obstruct waterflow much less than 180 turns.. Or then put chipset before CPU in the loop and GPU after it - chipset doesn't warm water so much and there is tons of heat headroom i...
by zds
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless A64 With Reserator and Phantom
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

I found some pictures from time when mobo was not in chassis. I actually ran the machine almost a month just on top of the cardboard box to make sure everything works - and it was almost quiet enough even there, right before my ears. The first picture shows stock Asus chipset cooler, which is really...
by zds
Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless A64 With Reserator and Phantom
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

Here: http://zds.iki.fi/zds/temp/HPIM0423_sm.JPG Sorry, image quality is poor and angle is weak, but as my MB is inside chassis, chassis is on the floor and my camera is cheap it's really hard to take decent images of the installation. Units are centimeters. But anyway, as you can see, in longer dir...
by zds
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28870

Of course it does :-). It just surprised me that it ran *so* long, especially considering that my machine is pretty hi-end gaming rig. While I of course do not recommend it to anybody, it's relaxing to know that Reserator-cooled machine does not die instantly if you forget turn on the pump. As Reser...
by zds
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28870

Pretty sure. I have tried turning on all the stuff one at a time and listening to the sound, and Reserator is fine. BTW, did you know you can run Reserator-cooled machine *one and half hours* without pump on before it crashes.. I once forgot to turn it on and machine ran 1.5 hours without it before ...
by zds
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless A64 With Reserator and Phantom
Replies: 11
Views: 2895

As a reminder, when determining the available slots, remember that you can only use the primary PCI-E-x16 slot in single video card configuration. The lower one is only for SLI mode. This means that there is not so much room between chipset and graphics card. I have Asus X800 XT with Zalman waterblo...
by zds
Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28870

Running fine

After all these horror stories, I inform that I am proud owner of Reserator that works as expected. I am cooling both CPU and GPU with it and it's been in heavy (altough not 24/7) use since August 2004. It has become a little noisier over time, but it's still on completely acceptable noise level. Mo...
by zds
Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

Motherboard - Abit AV8 PSU: Seasonic Super Silencer Revision A3, 400W. I personally favor Epox, since I have had problems with Abit quality, but for a silent PC, almost any modern motherboard should go, as long as it works and lets you fine-tune voltages and clock speeds. For PSU I can heartly reco...
by zds
Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

I just noticed that the Reserator has a tiny hole at the top. Does anyone know why this is preferable to a totally closed loop?
I assume it's there to balance pressure. I further assume that closed loop works better, if it has same pressure than atmosphere outside.
by zds
Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

hwsboss: one thing I dont get is...temps...I have an amd athlon xp 1900+ running the folding at home stuff...I get temps of 58°C, yet the test rig gave only 46°C on a faster system...so what have I done wrong? I do not truly know, but some random thoughts: I think that by looking at processor ele...
by zds
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

Paul Haussauer wrote: An innovatek system will run around 40C with very little variation under load. That is the sign of a balanced system. HammerSandwich: That's a great number for a fanless radiator! What are the test condiitions? How is the temperature measured? And isn't the temperature delta f...
by zds
Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

I get an impression that vibration levels vary greatly; Rusty reported the vibration causing notable sound if reserator is placed on the floor, but I have mine on light wooden _desk_, that should by my understanding echo the vibration quite readily, and yet I am to hear anything from the pump. I hav...
by zds
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

As I am not the reviewer, I cannot know for sure, but I suppose it's just impossible to measure noise generated by this device. It is just below anything measurable. I have number of ultra-quiet components at my home, and from all of them I can hear _some_ sound, even from the quietest fan at lowest...
by zds
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 97931

I recently bought this one, and I absolutely love it. It was maybe the best 250 euros I have ever spent. As I do not live in acoustic chamber, I just jave not been able to hear any sound from it, under any circumstances. The review was good, but it could have used some pictures of the actual test se...