( 4.2 Average / 5 Ratings )
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First off I love how quiet these bad boys are. The RGB lighting looks amazing and I'm really happy with my choice in CPU cooler.
Can use the controller easily and is very straight forward.
So I'm new to liquid cooling in general. If you look at my parts list, you can understand that I'm not going to risk blowing up my processor or dousing it in a shower of liquid, so I figured I would get an AIO, BFD solution. Performance wise I would give it 4..5 stars, it keeps the unit extremely cool (around 29C idle) and playing most games I sit in the 30's. That said, I really don't think the ramp-up curve in speed is appropriate, it either sounds dead silent or like a plane is taking off. Truthfully, the largest mark against the product is the instruction manual. Google Thermaltake Water 3.0 RIING 360 and you'll see a ton of people complaining about the same thing. I spent a long while trying to figure the thing out, and had to hold my breath while I turned on my computer.
Spoiler alert: It takes power from the motherboard.
TL;DR: A solid pick for a solution, the provided manual is terrible, online support isn't much help, and for something that should be a balance of ease to install with performance I found it annoyingly vague and ambiguous. It is a pretty cooler and the LED's are very well done, but between cable texture, ambiguous instructions, and poor choices of fan speed, I think they could do better.
Stock fans are a bit noisy. Throw on some noctua fans and presto. Arguably the best AIO solution. Great for keeping OC'd chip temps down.
This thing is massive overkill for the CPUs it's compatible with but those lights sure are pretty, also it comes with its own RGB controller so that's nice. The mounting bracket also has a very neat trick of being able to mount diagonally in small increments - I have mine slightly crooked so the hoses can reach around the inconveniently positioned RAM on my motherboard, and around the corner of my egregiously opulent and impractical case. It's only mildly strained. Also, I can hear the water gurgle in it sometimes.