Page 1:Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
Page 2:Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Page 3:Installing The Nepton 280L
Page 4:SilverStone Tundra TD02
Page 5:Installing The Tundra TD02
Page 6:Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Page 7:Installing The Water3.0 Pro
Page 8:Zalman Reserator3 Max
Page 9:Installing The Resorator3 Max
Page 10:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 11:Cooling Results And Fan Speed
Page 12:Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 13:What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?
Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Given the chance to show off one of its larger coolers, Thermaltake chose instead to show how much performance it can push from its more compact and versatile Water3.0 Pro. Various sellers have this model listed either with or without a space after the word Water.
The Water3.0 Pro’s compact length allows it to mount on the rear exhaust vent of most cases. Thermaltake boosts its performance by making the radiator approximately twice as thick and adding a second fan for a push-pull configuration.
A finely machined and semi-polished base includes factory-applied thermal interface material that resembles putty. Already soft, the material softens more when heated to press into an extremely thin layer.
Though the Intel-style interface support plate includes holes for LGA 775, the Water 3.0’s screw guides only support two positions: LGA 1150/1155/1156 and LGA 1366/2011. AMD installations use a different bracket.
- Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
- Cooler Master Nepton 280L
- Installing The Nepton 280L
- SilverStone Tundra TD02
- Installing The Tundra TD02
- Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
- Installing The Water3.0 Pro
- Zalman Reserator3 Max
- Installing The Resorator3 Max
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling Results And Fan Speed
- Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
- What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?