Zalman Announces its 240 mm Reserator 3 Max Dual

Zalman has announced a new water cooler: the Reserator 3 Max Dual. This water cooler is an all-in-one unit with a very unique design. The design of this unit is based on the original Reserator 3 Max. This new unit is bigger though, featuring not a single 120 mm design but a 240 mm design instead. It still looks very similar to the older unit with its circular heatsinks and blue LED-lit fans.

Both the heatsink and the water block are made out of copper, with the heatsink being plated with nickel to protect against corrosion. Also, there is no reservoir along the path of water flow in the unit. The entire cooler can dissipate about 350 W of heat. Zalman has filled the loop with its nanofluids (fluids with nano particles).

The unit is compatible with all modern CPU sockets, including the LGA 1150, LGA 2011 and AM3+ sockets. Availability is likely not too far away with no word on pricing yet.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • patrick47018
    Looks good, review please
  • Amdlova
    Pure cooper FTW!
  • thundervore
    This was announced a while back at CES and I applaud them for going with copper all around and using nickel plating to protect the color. I've been through a CNPS 9700, CNPS 9900, and a VF 1000 and they all suffered from the dirty copper look after a year of regular use.

    Although this looks great I cant wait for the reviews. The also need to stop using blue LED fans as some users may want a different color scheme.
  • Darkk
    Cool design (excuse the pun) but yeah please stop using blue LEDs. If anything give us the option to change colors or turn it off.
  • airborne11b
    Yea, I'm so sick of blue. It would be nice to see a range of color choices offered.
  • rwinches
    Just perfect if they had a version for the R9-295X2
  • BranFlake5
    When I saw it, it looked like two stock Intel coolers next to each other with some blue Leds and tubing. Haha
  • WyomingKnott
    Finally - something cool-looking enough for me to consider a case window.
  • Haravikk
    Personally I think the plastic kind of ruins the look; it'd be better IMO if they made the heatsinks more of a feature, and sank the fans into them. That and I'd like a 120mm version =)
  • Billy Stephens
    just point me to a stockist please...I can see the single fan but nowhere sells the dual as yet ?