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120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Zalman

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:35 am

Today we are looking at four 120mm sealed liquid cooling loop kits. Kits like these have been around for while as we first saw the Asetek LCLC at IDF 2006! The first sealed loop unit I personally reviewed was the CoolIT Systems Pure way back in 2008, and since I have reviewed several units from Corsair, CoolIT Systems, Intel, Thermaltake and Antec. Today we are taking a look at units from Cooler Master, Scythe, and Zalman. These are all new brands to us when it comes to liquid cooling, so we can't wait to see what they have to offer...

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Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

Postby FZ1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:02 am

Surprised Corsair didn't pony one up...
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Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:55 pm

FZ1 wrote:Surprised Corsair didn't pony one up...


This was a look at the brands we don't normally look at :)

Today we are looking at four 120mm sealed liquid cooling loop kits. Kits like these have been around for while as we first saw the Asetek LCLC at IDF 2006! The first sealed loop unit I personally reviewed was the CoolIT Systems Pure way back in 2008, and since I have reviewed several units from Corsair, CoolIT Systems, Intel, Thermaltake and Antec. The coolers we are looking at today come from Cooler Master, Scythe, and Zalman. These are all new brands to us when it comes to liquid cooling, so we can't wait to see what they have to offer.
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Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

Postby sgkean » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:45 am

I like how the Zalman Reserator 3 looks, but IMHO the tubes are on the wrong side. If this is in a case that I'm showing the system off, I don't want the tubes in front of the CPU block. With so much being nearly equal on these AIO coolers, the way it looks once installed is a big factor.
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Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

Postby bubba » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:48 am

sgkean wrote:I like how the Zalman Reserator 3 looks, but IMHO the tubes are on the wrong side. If this is in a case that I'm showing the system off, I don't want the tubes in front of the CPU block. With so much being nearly equal on these AIO coolers, the way it looks once installed is a big factor.

I tried different ways of mounting the block, the way the tubes are set up it flipping it over would have forced tubes up into the upper case fans.
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Re: 120mm Water Cooler Round Up w/ Cooler Master, Scythe, Za

Postby sgkean » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:49 pm

bubba wrote:I tried different ways of mounting the block, the way the tubes are set up it flipping it over would have forced tubes up into the upper case fans.


Yup, that it would...then Zalman would be upside down LOL :) heheeheh Or does that part rotate?
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