Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer and Pro Water Cooling Kits
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 08-13-2012
Provided by: Thermaltake
Block / pump assembly

Much like the radiator, the water block and pump assembly is identical to the one we saw on Corsair's offering. Some key points if you missed that review: the motor inside the pump spins at around 2800RPM on the Performer and Pro models and there's universal socket support including Intel LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155 and AMD FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2.

The block's core is constructed of copper using a skived fin technology that Thermaltake says ensures maximum heat transfer compared to fins that are soldered onto the cold plate. There's a layer of thermal interface material pre-installed so we will be using that instead of our usual Arctic Silver 5 during testing. It's also worth pointing out that the mounting points where the tubes connect to the block are flexible, facilitating a number of different installation angles.

Here we have a closeup of one of two fans included in each kit. We already covered the specs earlier so there's not really much to say about them aside from the obvious white fan blades and the braided power cable.

Let's move ahead and check out installation before putting these two kits to the test.

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