The Zalman LQ310 is an entry-level liquid cooling system for processors. It has a 120 mm radiator with an 120 mm fan installed. Let’s test it.
As with any sealed liquid cooling system, the LQ310 comes with the coolant liquid prefilled inside the loop (block, radiator, pump, and hoses).
The LQ310 greatly resembles the Thermaltake WATER2.0 Performer, which we tested some time ago. They both are manufactured by Asetek, but they are not the same product (at least the fans are not the same).
Figure 1 shows the box of the Zalman LQ310.
Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: the radiator-block set, fan, manual, and installation hardware.
This water cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.