Let’s test the Thermaltake WATER2.0 Extreme, a sealed liquid cooling system with a 240 mm radiator, two 120 mm fans, and USB interface. Check it out!

The WATER2.0 Extreme is the top notch member of the WATER2.0 family, which also includes the WATER2.0 Pro and the WATER2.0 Performer, which we’ve already tested. The block and fans seem to be the same on the three water coolers, but the radiator of the Extreme is 240 mm long, supporting two side-by-side 120 mm fans.

Like its brothers, the WATER2.0 Extreme is made by Asetek.

A unique feature of the WATER2.0 Extreme is the USB interface. The block should be connected to a free USB header on the motherboard, and an application controls the pump and fan speeds, in manual or automatic modes.

Figure 1 shows the enormous box of the WATER2.0 Extreme.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 1: Package

Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: the radiator-block set, fans, manuals, CD with control software, and installation hardware.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 2: Accessories

This water cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.

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