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Our Tests

The table below presents the results of our measurements. We repeated the same test on each cooler listed below. Each measurement was taken with the CPU at full load. On the Water 2.0 Extreme, the fan speed was set on the control software that comes with the cooler, and on the Water 3.0 Ultimate, the fan speed was adjusted in the motherboard setup.

Cooler Room Temp. Noise Speed Core Temp. Temp. Diff.
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (maximum) 17 °C 55 dBA 1,950 rpm 58 °C 41 °C
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme (minimum) 17 °C 44 dBA 1,250 rpm 60 °C 43 °C
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate (maximum) 17 °C 56 dBA 1,900 rpm 41 °C 24 °C
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate (minimum) 17 °C 43 dBA 1,050 rpm 48 °C 31 °C

In the graph below, you can see how many degrees Celsius hotter the CPU core is than the air outside the case. The lower this difference, the better is the performance of the cooler.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate

 In the graph below, you can see how many decibels of noise each cooler makes.

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate

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