By Gabriel Torres on August 24, 2005
Symphony from Thermaltake - also calledCL-W0040 - is an external liquid cooling system originally targeted to home theater PCs, but there is nothing wrong on using it together with a regular PC. Since we hadn't this product with us for enough time for performing an in-depth review, we've just created this new section called "First Look", where we will be talking about products without making any in-depth benchmarking or testing, due to lack of time or due to lack of a correct methodology for benchmarking the product.
This product draw our attention by its size: 3.60 feet high (1.10 meters). Its design, however, makes it looks like a home theater speaker and not a cooling device. That's why Thermaltake is targeting this product to home theater market segment.
The system has a huge heatsink measuring 28.5" x 4.72" (72 x 12 cm) and using five 120 mm fans rotating at 1,400 rpm.
Together with Symphony comes a copper block.
Symphony uses two 12 V pumps with a pumping capacity of 23.78 gallons per hour (90 liters/hour) and a reservoir.
Thermaltake Symphony (CL-W0040) main features are:
Symphony design is really stylish, but we think its main drawback is its price. It will reach the US stores on first week of September at USD 350, a high price even for mature markets like the USA. So it is a product for those fortunate ones willing to spend a lot of money in a stylish external water cooling device.