Zalman Reserator

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Post by Dave Rave » Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:25 am

oh, this is sweet.
now that I've actually done it, and stopped thinking about it and what might go wrong.

Zalman Reserator
a nice review with video
another review

and my friend even has a camera, so there will be pictures.
the nice video site, has a good idea range of pictures, and the video is somewhat simple so as to not be too long.

our pictures are not arty, or anywhere ample, but i remembered to take some. and stay out of them too....

anyhoo, having got it all together, in one afternoon, we watered it, started it up, and then re-started the computer.

i'll get the piccies up, and get some better comentary into them, so the flow and funny bits make more sense
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Post by purrkur » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:13 pm

Schweeet! Looking forward to those pictures!
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Post by InactiveX » Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:33 pm

I saw the Reserator in an on-line shop the other day. It's a nice looking bit of kit.

I wish I had some spare cash for one!
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Post by Dave Rave » Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:09 am

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(PS... how can I get that list to be TAB'ed so the brand names line up ? ) 8)

as in ... (sigh) how do I [TAB] in html....
dang, i wished i'd gotten into it, sometimes...
but driving trucks is so much fun too....
and it pays! $$$$
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Re: Parts List

Post by hyperspace » Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:39 pm

Dave Rave wrote: ... 8) == (PS... how can I get that list to be TAB'ed so the brand names line up ? ) 8) ...
Use "code", "/code"

... or ...

use "................" and colour them ................. Oh, you can't see the "dots"? There you go!

I think Derek is using a background color like, "#000033". :smokin:
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Post by headseed » Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:11 pm

Where are the pics? :?:
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Post by Dave Rave » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:42 am

headseed wrote:Where are the pics? :?:
I take it you voted, shhhhh
so shhhhh

PS. we had storms in our area today, yay rain.
but my cable modem won't ethernet, boohoo.
so my LAN is not smoothwall LAN anymore, for the moment.
I'm on USB access (same modem) and ICS
hence, different address, and I can't get to whatsies computers to get his photos, or even check the temp, as I restricted it to my IP address.
smoothwall is good, but now,. oh the humanity.

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Post by Dave Rave » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:50 am

I will say, ...

ugh, expensive !!
au$300+

but ....

lid OFF
cpu idle was at 42degrees, twin seti at 62 degrees
but the northbridge was HOT! (expletive deleted hot)

the zalman is running through the
Intel 3.0ghz HT
gigabyte northbridge AND
ati radeon 9600 vgu
lid ON
and showing 50 degrees.
NOT BAD !!!

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ooooh, .. piccies

Post by Dave Rave » Sun Feb 13, 2005 5:20 am

i put the previews from the Casio 2 megapixel up on geocities.
they show as a good size in the web browser, the actual pics are 800kb each. might put them up if ytou want more detail, later.

I'll get around to annotating these at some stage.

http://www.geocities.com/marhleet/pictures/zalman/

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Post by Derek » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:38 pm

Dave Rave wrote:i put the previews from the Casio 2 megapixel up on geocities.
they show as a good size in the web browser, the actual pics are 800kb each. might put them up if ytou want more detail, later.

I'll get around to annotating these at some stage.

http://www.geocities.com/marhleet/pictures/zalman/
You can use your personal BP6.Com gallery as well.
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Post by Dave Rave » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:34 am

the zalman is running through the
Intel 3.0ghz HT
gigabyte northbridge AND
ati radeon 9600 vgu
lid ON
and showing 50 degrees.
NOT BAD !!!
now it's cooler (winter) and there is a fan blowing the air around the blue cooling tower,...
remember, HT 24/7 seti 3.0ghz cpu
and northbridge and vga card
38 degrees.... constant.
down from 62.
that's a big thumbs up

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Post by Dave Rave » Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:52 am

well, I'm a lazy son-of-a-bitch.
but ......

Take one high-end mobo
with a fairly latest greatest cpu
a great(ish) vga card and a cool looking case.
put it all together, and it's too darn hot.

we'll start with

the cute little sexy black number
Antec Overture
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putting in a Gigabyte 8I-PE1000 Pro 2
that's the one with SATA drive sockets and gigabit Lan
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NB: the big NorthBridge cooler, yellow, big letters on it, between the AGP slot and the CPU socket.
It's going !!

put in two pieces of pretty blue ram Image
courtesy of Geil


This is the ATI Radeon 9600XT video card Image
you can see the lovely heatsink, it wraps around the card,
and cools both sides.

side(ish) view Image

the other side - note the four part Image
indents that touch on the ram chips

this is after I had already taken off the heatsink, so this is the card with the sinks just placed roughly in position where they were.
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then there is the video card after I've taken off the heatsinks. Image

such lovely heatsinks too, both sides, wrap around, all enclosing .....
gone. boohoo

lining up the water block for show Image

water cooling block placed so you can see how Image
much of the processor it is covering.
the block has adjustable arms (silver) which screw into the sides, and also screw into the card through the standard fixing holes.
so it will fit pretty much any size / configuration.

rapturous applause will encourage my filthy slug of a brain to continue, feel free!! 8)

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Post by purrkur » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:18 pm

Dave Rave wrote:rapturous applause will encourage my filthy slug of a brain to continue, feel free!! 8)
Hehehe! Me first!! Dave Rave has got a new toy! I won't upgrade myself this year so please fill us in on more of your hardware adventures! I for one would love more pics to drool over :)
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Post by Dave Rave » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:45 pm

here you can see the memory chips on the Image
back that are where the dimples in the heatsink sat on

doesn't everyone have a half drunk 4l bottleImage
of Mineral Turps, just lying around ?

decided on a horizontal mount for theImage
water block. It faces straight out the back of
the case and we'll worry about the routing of the pipes later.

yup, whatever this was showing, I'mImage
glad it made so much sense. you can tell it was important.

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Post by Dave Rave » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:53 pm

the 3.0Ghz cpu in it's socket Image
the geil memory in place and the
soon to be gone northbridge chip

this is an extra video card water block ordered Image
for the northbridge. see !?, it will fit just nice.

popping the holding posts and carefully prying up Image
the sides will release the northbridge cooler.
file it away in a safe place , needed it back later.

uhm ... Image

the main cpu water block already in place, and Image
the vga water block in place on the northbridge.
decided to face it this way so it sort of faces the pipe out the back
for a loop around back into the video card.

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Post by Dave Rave » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:04 pm

that is the whole blue plastic pipe supplied with the Image
kit. heaps for the average joe.....
lucky there was so much, we used it all.

planning the pipe routing, northbridge out the back Image
to the vga card. not too short, not too long.
too short and it would knink at the middle of the bend.
too long and the loop blew out the sides and it kinked there.

uhm .. Image
oh, putting in the rails to hold down the cpu water block.
nice kit, comes with different holders for p4 and AMD and psomething else

short piece on the case to vga card in place (by hand) Image
you can see how much we (don't) need to get the cpu block back to the back of the case.

putting little heatsinks on the memory chips Image

there was heaps int he kit too. good stuff. Image

heat sinks, both sides. Image
just like a porkypine.

and the short piece to the watr flange Image
that goes on the case pci slot.

and again Image
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Post by KliK » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:09 am

looks nice...

but on mine computer i'm doing crunching...and that means that the CPU delivers more heat than the GPU...so i definitely need a parallel cooling for CPU & GPU...but N/B can go in serial with the GPU...

does the Zalman Reserator have that option?!

also i'm thinking about more of those towers for heat disipation put in parallel...why?!
'cause i want to cool down the both computers in my room that way...they also go up to 80degC...and that is HOT!!! :D

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Post by purrkur » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:43 am

Nice pics there Dave! Let us know more when you get the time!
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Post by Dave Rave » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:22 pm

all my computers do S@H crunching

I got the VGA block because it was available.
the VGA kit comes with two blocks, for different cards.
So I used the spare block on the NorthBridge.
very worth it, as the northbridge was so hot.

the Later Reserator Plus comes with a northbridge block, with vertical water sockets.
the cpu block is updated.
and vga block is included too, not extra.
plus the water pipes into the computer case come with quick release plugs instead of leaving the pipes attached permanent.

remember, I already noted the heat from MBM showing at 60 degrees. my reserator is doing all three heat outputs and the system is cooler.

I have found a crap though....
the voltage converters betweeen the cpu socket and external plugs (kb/ps2) don't get any airflow as the cpu fan is now missing. and they get hot.
so i put an 8cm fan in between the water pipes to blow air over them. wouldn't want to fry a capacitor, now.
more words, and more pictures today.

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Post by hyperspace » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:30 pm

Stellar, mate!

(but not one pic of the Dave Rave :?: )
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Post by Dave Rave » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:43 pm

that's my hands
blue and white checked shirt is mine
so is the belly and the hairy arms.
what do you want ? pR0n ?

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