Intel 3570k water

Hey, i have a Zalman resterator 1, passive cooling sustem, as well as a 240 rad, and my question is, should i keep the zalman? or does it slow my system down (will be OCing quit a bit,)
any suggestions would be great
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  1. you don't need watercooling for OCing quite a bit.a $30 aircooler will easily get the job done.
  2. Zalman Reserator isn't that good of a watercooling system...it's actually one of the worst. It's not going to slow your CPU down, but it isn't going to allow you to really build a better loop if you decide to watercool GPUs or other components. It's also made from aluminum and you want to avoid mixing aluminium into a loop at all costs. Passive watercooling isn't really a feasible option these days as even low speed fans make a very big difference over passive radiators.
  3. Ahh, ok, thank you very much, :)
  4. The 3570K actually runs cool until you start to increase the voltage.
    That will be above 4.3. Do you really need more?
    An extra .2-.4 comes at a big jump in temperatures that can not be easily controlled, even with a top end liquid cooler.

    The value of the reserator is quiet. I would stick with that, or at least try it.
    If you want to change, then a $30 cm hyper212 will do a good job if your case has decent ventilation.
  5. Bin the reserator, get a decent pump and res and think about more radspace and slower speed fans for a quieter system
    I would repurpose the body of the reserator into a hamster home :P
    Moto
  6. Motopsychojdn said:
    Bin the reserator, get a decent pump and res and think about more radspace and slower speed fans for a quieter system
    I would repurpose the body of the reserator into a hamster home :P
    Moto

    Could it not just be there, as an extra reservoir? i mean, i have nothing but space, and if it helps, just a bit, its worth it? right?
  7. An extra reservoir of that size isn't going to do much for you but give you an extra minute or 2 until you reach working equilibrium. The biggest issue is that the Zalman Reserator is made of aluminum and if you have it in a loop with copper or brass components, corrosion is likely to occur unless you have an anti-corrosive coolant.
  8. +1, the only issue I have with it is the fact thats its aluminium :-)
    Extra res no worries, I have 5 resses myself, but unless you lined the reserator with varnish or a lining kit used for petrol tanks, I would use it as a paperweight or bin it
    Definitely do not have it in your loop :-)
    Moto
  9. Ahh, ok, thank you very much. do you have any ideas for a new water block/New rad, manbe a 360 this time :)
  10. Can't go wrong with a Raystorm block from Xspc and their RX360 or Ex 360's are good rads, Rx over Ex if you have the choice imo,
    but the EX is a very good rad anyway and will allow you to add the gfx card if/when you want to, it just has more fins per inch so needs fans with higher static pressure/rpm's to work as effectively as the Rx, which ofc makes them slightly louder to live with, but they are half the thickness which in some smaller cases is a bonus
    Moto
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