Thermaltake WATER2.0 Extreme CPU Cooler Review

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Installation

In Figure 10, you can see the backplate for use on Intel CPUs. You must insert the four nuts into the backplate before attaching it to the solder side of the motherboard.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 10: Backplate

Before installing the WATER2.0 Extreme, you must assemble the frame with screws on the block, as shown in Figures 11 and 12.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 11: Frame assembled

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 12: Frame installed

The last step is to install the system inside the computer, attaching the block on the CPU and the radiator on the top panel of your case.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 13: Installation finished

Figure 14 shows the main screen of the control software. You can choose one of three operation modes: Extreme, Silent or Custom. We repeated our tests on both Extreme and Silent modes.

Thermaltake WATER2.0 ExtremeFigure 14: Control software screen

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Author: Rafael Coelho

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

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