The Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme is the flagship model in Thermaltake's new all-in-one cooling line-up. But does it perform?
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Thanks to the arrival of fully enclosed kits, like this Water 2.0 Performer, liquid-cooling is now within everybody's reach.
There are much, much better chassis on the market for almost half the price – we literally cannot think of a single reason for someone to buy this. In fact, all Thermaltake's other cases are heaps better than this, which is another reason why the Level 10 GT is such a perplexing anomaly to us.
A potentially perfect semi-modular 775 watt PSU that's 80Plus bronze certified and SLI-ready, so what's the catch?
A heavyweight PSU in all meanings of the word, this 1,500 Watt SLI-ready, semi-modular unit should power through all our tests
Thermaltake is a well-respected name among the high-performance PC crowd. Its fans, PSUs and cooling equipment has earned it go-to-guy status for overclocking enthusiasts and if you're going to use a bunch of Thermaltake parts to build your system, it makes sense to start with the case.
For an i7-compatible cooler, Thermaltake's Silent 1156 is a compact beast, with a svelte fin stack that's smaller that the 9cm fan housing. It's main rivals are the well established CoolerMaster Hyper 101 and Artic Cooling's Freezer 7 (see a theme with these names?). The Silent 1156 has just two 8mm heat pipes. As you might guess from the name, it fits Intel's LGA 1156 boards only, but it fitted onto our 1366 test board, so what the heck. If space is an issue, then this will do nicely.