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Installation

To install the Water 3.0 Ultimate, you first have to assemble the holder that secures the block, as shown in Figure 9. There are two frames available, one for Intel and one for AMD processors, as well as two backplates. Socket LGA2011 (and LGA2011-v3) CPUs use the stock backplate.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 UltimateFigure 9: cage

Figure 10 unveils the holder attached to the block.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 UltimateFigure 10: block ready to be installed

The last step is to install the system inside the computer, attaching the block on the CPU using the four screws and the radiator on the top panel. Of course, you must have a computer case that supports a 360 mm radiator. We installed the fans outside blowing outwards.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 UltimateFigure 11: installation finished

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.