Thermaltake Bigwater 760i Watercooling System
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 11-19-2007
Provided by: Thermaltake
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Introduction

Thermaltake has been around forever. Well okay, maybe not forever, but at least as long as I've been overclocking computers. 1999? Yup, a long time. Practically forever in computer years. It may have been the Golden Orb that got Thermaltake started but it was the Volcano 7+ that made them a household name, at least in households where Palomino chips danced to the tune of nearly 2 volts.

Fast forward eight years and take a look at Thermaltake's product list, you'll see they've been busy. I was aware that they began marketing all-in-one water cooling kits some time ago but I didn't realize just how many different options they had. Thermaltake has cases with complete liquid cooling systems built in, pre-assembled liquid cooling for video cards, silent external liquid cooling setups for home theater not to mention just about every piece from their kits is also available as separate accessories.

In addition to all of this, they also offer internal liquid cooling kits sold under the model name Bigwater. They have several versions, from the original to the Bigwater SE, the 735 and 745. Each system comes with resevoir and pump, radiator, fan, CPU block and all the tubing and accessories you need to assemble it. Up until now, each of these systems components have been separate pieces, which does require a little extra space in your case, something mid-tower owners may not be able to afford. It also adds complexity and additional time to the installation when the end user has to put everything together themselves. But Thermaltake now has a solution for both problems, the Bigwater 760i.



The Thermaltake Bigwater 760i is a complete liquid cooling system that packages all of the components into one, double-height 5" bay unit. This includes a quiet 500L/hr pump, a 153 x 120 x 28mm aluminum radiator, an adjustable speed 120mm LED fan and 130cc water resevoir. Couple that with an all-copper CPU water block that fits AMD socket 754/939/AM2 and Intel 478/775 and you've got the makings of a capable water cooling rig in one compact 2U chassis that should fit everything from most mid-tower cases up.

Continue as I take a closer look at the Thermaltake Bigwater 760i.


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