Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro (CLW0216)
The new Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro is not the flagship product from Thermaltake, either. The flagship is the Water 2.0 Extreme (CLW0217) system which features a larger radiator, yet the Pro version is quite exciting, too.
The packaging is easily recognizable and highly informative. The picture on its front seems to show the cooler leaking, though.
The designer wanted to provoke some other associations, of course.
The accessories to the Water 2.0 Pro are the same as included with Thermaltake’s Performer system we tested earlier. It is manufactured in China.
The Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro is currently available at its recommended price of $109.
This system is obviously a purebred Asetek 570LC with a thick radiator and an ordinary round pump/waterblock unit:
So, there’s no need for us to go into details since the system consists of the same things as usual: a radiator, a waterblock with pump and tubes.
The radiator is smaller than the Corsair H80i’s at 151x112x41 mm but has 9 rather than 6 flat heatpipes.
The spacing between the folds of the corrugated ribbon is larger now to reduce resistance to air flow. The sticker on the radiator tells you the manufacturer’s name and the power rating (3.1 watts).
According to our measurements, the pump consumes 3.25 watts, which doesn’t differ much from the specified value. It has no serious differences from the four such pumps discussed in the first part of this roundup.
The thermal grease imprints are perfectly normal:
The procedure for installing the Water 2.0 Pro is detailed at the official website. Fastened to the back panel of our testbed, this liquid cooling system looks like that:
With fans installed to take the air into the computer case the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro cools the CPU by 2-3°C better than with fans installed to exhaust the air. That’s why we tested it (and the rest of the coolers, too) with its fans set to take the air in.