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ZALMAN LQ-310 $30

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December 31, 2012 6:45:30 PM

ZALMAN LQ-310 Water Cooler is $30 after rebates on newegg. That is the same price as the hyper 212 evo.

does it do any better than the hyper 212 evo?

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a b K Overclocking
December 31, 2012 10:03:14 PM

Reviews of the LQ315 and LQ320 are favorable at CPU Magazine. The LQ310 should be fairly close in comparison.

http://www.computerpoweruser.com/digitalissues/computer...

http://www.computerpoweruser.com/digitalissues/computer...

Looks like a good deal for a solid product.
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December 31, 2012 10:42:42 PM

supposedly, the 310 can handle 300w, while the 315 does 330w, and the 320 does 340w. I don't recognize the thermal measurement, but I could probably say that the 315 gets a 10% increase in cooling and a blue led bulb.

I need to know if it's definitely going to work better than a hyper 212 evo.

Most likely it's going to be push/pull either way unless I'm advised to put the sickleflow fan on the front of the nzxt 210 instead.
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a b K Overclocking
December 31, 2012 10:56:31 PM

With out a direct comparison, it is hard to say. I use 212 EVOs extensively and I am VERY pleased with how they perform. For $30, the Zalman is worth checking out.
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December 31, 2012 11:29:35 PM

it's all ordered for the office build, and my dad may be pleased with the low amount of noise from the cooler's pwm fan.

have you used the nzxt source 210?
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January 3, 2013 6:29:00 PM

Best answer selected by lxgoldsmith.
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a b K Overclocking
January 3, 2013 7:35:44 PM

Great choice! Hope you like it. Good luck!!
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