Back in 2004 Zalman released the immensely popular Reserator1, the large torpedo shaped fanless water cooling kit. 2006 saw the release of the Reserator2 which built on the success of the Reserator1. Zalman have now release the third product to boast the Reserator name, the Reserator XT!
Just like it’s predecessors the Reserator XT has been designed to be extremely quietly indeed. Although not fanless the Reserator XT has increased its performance capabilities to make it able to cool the very latest CPUs from Intel and AMD. CPUs running in excess of 150W pose no problem for the cooling abilities of the Reserator XT.
The look of the Reserator XT has radically changed compared to the Reserator1 and 2. The torpedo and radiator looks have been replaced with a more streamline compact feel. The dials and buttons at the front of the unit give it an elegant look. The whole outer case of the Reserator XT is manufactured from 100% pure anodized aluminum.
The integrated 140mm fan can be controlled in two ways. The first is automatically - the flow rate of the coolant and the fan speed increases dependent on the temperature of the coolant. This is ideal if you are a keen gamer or like to overclock your system. It gives peace of mind that when things warm up extra cooling will be provided.
The second option is to control the unit manually. This option is best for customers who require minimum noise. The flow rate and the fan speed can be lowered so the unit is extremely quiet. Another use for the manual control is the opposite to minimum noise. If you want maximum cooling at all given times then this is also possible.
RESERATOR XT Contents and Features
The RESERATOR XT - CPU Waterblock, the ZM-WB5
The ZM-WB5 is Zalman’s latest and best yet CPU waterblock. The CPU Water Block incorporates a pure copper base for excellent heat transfer. The waterblock cover has been anodized to prevent corrosion. It supports Intel Socket 775 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2 CPUs, and is designed to be light weight and easy to install.
The RESERATOR XT - Anti-corrosion Coolant, ZM-G300
The Anti-Corrosion Coolant supplied with the Reserator XT has been designed to prevent corrosion not only to the Reserator but also other materials it comes into contact with, such as copper, aluminum and plastic. This provides peace of mind for long-term operation. It is to be used in conjunction with distilled water only! The coolant provided with the Reserator XT is the ZM-G300. This is exactly the same as the ZM-G200 except the bottle contains only half the amount, because the Reserator XT has a smaller radiator capacity.
The RESERATOR XT - Temperature gauge
Displays the internal temperature, water temperature, water level, and mode. The black background and wine color details intensify the aesthetics.
The RESERATOR XT - Flow Rate Indicator
At either side of the Temperature gauge is an analogue display. The left display shows fan speed while the right displays coolant flow rate.
The RESERATOR XT - Control Buttons
These buttons allow the user to switch between automatic or manual control. This provides the greatest flexibility. There is also a LED/reset button.
The RESERATOR XT - Flow Indicator
The flow indicator in the Reserator XT has been incorporated into the main body of the Reserator and has been designed to check the circulation of water. If the flow indicator impellers stop for any reason then an audible alarm will sound, indicating a possible problem with the pump.
The RESERATOR XT - Quick Release Couplings
The Quick Release Couplings were first seen with the Reserator1-PLUS and due to their convenience they have remained an essential components for all Reserators. They allow you to remove the tubing from the Reserator body without any leaks, making it easy to transport the system.
RESERATOR XT Optional Extras (to be purchased separately)
The RESERATOR XT - ZM-GWB8800
The ZM-GWB8800 blocks (designed for nVidia 8800 series) cleverly cool not only the main GPU but also the other components around the graphics card, such as the memory, FET and I/O chipset. The blocks are very low profile (only 31mm high) and so won’t take up any further slots. They are also fully compatible with SLI systems.
The RESERATOR XT - ZM-GWB3
Zalman’s ZM-GWB3 water block is lightweight due to it being manufactured from pure aluminum. This high performance VGA cooler is anodized and coated to prevent corrosion. The VGA water block is compatible with all graphics cards that have push-pin holes around the GPU, even nVidia’s 7900 and ATI’s X1950 series! It is also compatible with the 7950GT, but not the nVidia 7950GX2 or the 8800 series.
The RESERATOR XT - ZM-RWB1
This product is designed to work in conjunction with the ZM-GWB3 and allows the system to cool even the graphics cards RAM chips! The water block only supports nVidia 7800/7900 and ATIs X1800/X1900 series graphics cards. For all other graphics cards, we recommend using ZM-RHS1 RAM heatsinks instead.
The RESERATOR XT - ZM-NWB1
The anodized aluminum Northbridge water block is ideal replacement for a Northbridge cooler that has a small noisy fan installed. The block attaches to the motherboard by using push-pin holes or hooks.
Checkout the 3dGameMan.com video review of the Reserator XT below.
- High performance ultra quiet water cooling system
- Active/passive hybrid cooling design
- Automatic/manual fan speed control modes
- Coolant flow & low-level warning alarms
- Automatic on/off when PC is switched on/off
||RESERATOR XT Black Water Cooling System
||RESERATOR XT Titanium Water Cooling System
||350(L) x 180(W) x 210(H) mm
||Anodized Pure Aluminum
|Integrated Water Pump
||6W, 12VDC, Qmax 300 litres/h