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Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer (CLW0215)

Thermaltake’s products can be easily identified by their characteristic black-and-red packaging. The new Water 2.0 Performer is no exception:

There’s a photo of the product on the front of the box. Its name and key features are also indicated there. The sides of the box are informative, too:

  

The accessories are the same as those of the junior Corsair except for the fans and installation guide:

Manufactured in China, the cooler comes at a recommended price of $69.99. Its warranty period is 3 years.

Looking at this variation of the Asetek 550LC platform, we can see nothing particularly new, save for the label on the waterblock’s plastic cap:

We have the same radiator measuring 151x120x27 mm, two 300mm pipes (11 mm in diameter), and a Ø72?28mm pump/waterblock unit.

The aluminum radiator consists of 11 heat pipes and a corrugated ribbon in between.

The power rating we can read from the radiator’s sticker is 3.1 rather than 3.9 watts, though.

We don’t know the reason for this difference but according to our measurements the pump of the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer turned out to be the most voracious at 3.34 watts, although it doesn’t necessarily has the highest performance.

 

Everything is standard for the Asetek 550LC platform here, including the thermal grease imprints:

 

The single difference between the Water 2.0 Performance and other Asetek 550LC variation is about fans. The Thermaltake version has as many as two of them.

These are Power Logic PLA12025S12HH-LV fans that can also be seen on the Bigwater A80 and Frio Advanced. The speed of the fans is PWM-regulated in a range of 1200 to 2000 RPM. The peak air flow is specified at 83.4 CFM for each fan while the noise level is supposed to be no higher than 27.4 dBA.

The peak power consumption of the fans is up to 6 watts at 0.5 amperes which is twice the power consumption of the pump and only 1/40th the consumption of a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, for example.

Here is the fixing ring we mentioned in our description of the Corsair Hydro H55 Quiet:

It is inserted from below the waterblock and helps fix the retention plate. This makes it even easier to install the water-block on the CPU.

The installation procedure is the same as with the Hydro H55 Quiet, for example, except for the second fan:

Now let’s move on to the next product.

 
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