Author: Adam Wilson
The WATER2.0 series share many similar features, starting with the “water block” that attaches directly to your processor. Equipped already with Thermaltake’s own Thermal Interface Material (aka Thermal Paste, or TIM), these blocks have a copper base. The pump that moves the water around the unit is inside this block, also.
Connected to the block are two rubber tubes. These tubes are very rugged and should withstand some level of punishment. They’ve got a matte finish, so they’ll integrate into most builds seamlessly. The tubing is 326mm long, which should be sufficient for the top or rear fan mounting locations in your case.
At the end of the tubing, you’re met with a radiator. These radiators are 27mm and 48.8mm thick (Performer and Pro respectively). The Performer has a total cooling area of 1385cm2, whilst the Pro has 3730cm2, thanks to the high fin density that makes up the radiators innards. At the top and bottom of the radiator housing are two water chambers, used to force the water through the water channels which connect directly to the radiator fins.
The fans Thermaltake provide in the box are 120x120x25mm. These fans are utilized by pushing air through the radiator, allowing dissipated heat sitting on the radiator fins to be cooled and removed from the radiator, and therefore, the cooling fluid. The fans go to a maximum of 2000 (±150) RPM, and are rated at 27dB(A).. which is pretty quiet for a 2000RPM fan.