Just the other day I took a look at the "good" AIO solution from Thermaltake with the Water2.0 Performer. This is an AIO or All in One liquid cooling system that utilized the latest in technology from Asetek along with a 25mm thick radiator to easily manage what my i7 2600K delivered. I'm not too sure if the ideas were a request of Thermaltake or just the direction Asetek went, but the snap-on locking ring and the new thumbscrew setup makes the Water2.0 units much easier to install than similar older units, thus making for a good user experience right out of the box.
As I mentioned in my last review from this series, there are more models in Thermaltake's lineup. Since we have already seen what "good" LCS units offer from the Water2.0 series and now it is time to look at the "better" solution from Thermaltake. In the most basic concept, the radiator gets replaced for a thicker one, while the rest of the kit remains the same.
For those who didn't read the Performer review, these kits offer a new low power head unit that add less pump heart into the loop and so far have proven to be more efficient than any of the earlier kits I have tested from various manufacturers. The one thing that really drives this new unit to be even more efficient than the Performer is that with that thicker radiator addition to this loop, they almost tripled the available surface area within the radiator to transfer the heat.
I wasn't so sure about these units when I first caught wind of their inception and releases, even at CES I still had reservations. With what I have seen from the Water2.0 Performer, I am actually sort of excited to see what so much surface area does for this cooler. There wasn't a huge gap between a custom water cooling kit and what the Performer showed in the charts. It seems to me, the cooler we are going to be looking at today, the Water2.0 Pro should close that gap even more, delivering some really top notch results.
Let's have a look at what Thermaltake has in store for us and then apply the heat and see just where the Water2.0 Pro stands.