Legit Cooling Reviews
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU Water Cooler Review
|Date:||Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Mike Lewis -|
Installing the Water 2.0 Performer
The first step when it comes to mounting the Water 2.0 Performer is to get the appropriate backplate. Since I’m using an Intel LGA 1155 setup, I’ll be using the LGA 775/1366/1156 backplate since LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 share the same mounting systems.
The backplate comes with double sided foam tape so that you can stick the backplate on and then reinstall your motherboard to simplify the installation process.
The second step is to take the Intel mounting ring and snap the screw guides on so that you’re only able to insert the screws one way.
Next we will take the Intel mounting ring and place it over the pump, then snap the pump retention ring around the pump so that the pump can’t move around once we get it installed.
The last step for installing the pump/water block combo is to take your screws and screw the pump down onto the CPU. From here it’s as simple as screwing on the fans!
Next Page - Intel Core i5 2500k Test System
Page 1 - Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer
Page 2 - Unboxing the Water 2.0 Performer
Page 3 - Looking closer at the Water 2.0 Performer
Page 4 - Installing the Water 2.0 Performer
Page 5 - Intel Core i5 2500k Test System
Page 6 - Testing Results
Page 7 - Conclusions and Final Thoughts