Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Overview
Removing all the components from the packaging we are presented with a simple and standard assortment of parts. There is of course the large AIO itself, three 120mm fans, a bag of accessories, a manual, and a warranty card. All very standard for Tt AIO coolers. The main difference of course being the larger radiator and an additional fan. Tt has included three fans, but if you choose you can of course purchase three more fans for potentially greater cooler power.
As we found earlier everything is pretty standard for a Tt AIO and this includes the components that make up the unit itself. We have the same pump from the other Water 3.0 coolers powered via a single 3 pin connector. This is attached via thick rubber tubing connected at the other end to our 360mm radiator. It is a fairly thin radiator at 27mm and so Tt has designed it with a thick grouping of fins to increase the effective surface area of the unit.
The pump/block itself is a rounded puck shaped plastic unit with a low profile. As mentioned this is the same unit that is implemented in the other Water 3.0 coolers and should perform well. However with an additional 120mm of radiator to flow, we are curious if it is completely up to the task. Out of the box the copper base plate is protected by a plastic cup. Pre-installed with a thin layer of thermal paste, the base is very flat with light machining marks and ours has small scratch but shouldn’t affect performance.
The three included fans are all TT- 1225 models. These claim a max airflow of 99 cfm at 2000rpm creating 20 dBA of noise in the process. Interestingly Tt does not present a value for static pressure. This measure is the more important figure for radiator cooling as it tells us how effectively they can push or pull air through the radiator. Hopefully they are up to the task. Each fan is PWM controlled, and a three way splitter is included with the unit to help provide power.
The accessories included are Tt standard fair for multi socket support. This includes parts for AMD and Intel but does not offer compatibility for socket 775 any longer. Tt has also redesigned the Intel backplate which we’ll touch on more during the install process.