Legit Cooling Reviews
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU Water Cooler Review
|Date:||Thu, Jun 07, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Mike Lewis -|
Intel Core i5 2500k Test System
Today we’ll be comparing the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer against a few other coolers that we’ve previously tested.
|Processor||Intel Core i5 2500k|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth P67|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz|
|Video Card||EVGA GTX 470|
|Hard Drive||Curcial C300 64GB SSD|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF 932|
|Power Supply||BFG Tech EX-1000|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium X64|
Here you can see the clocks and voltages that the system will be using for the overclocked tests.
For monitoring all temperatures I am using RealTemp. For idle temperatures, the computer was left unused for 15 minutes at desktop allowing it to settle. For load temperatures, prime95 was used, and ran for 20 minutes using the default “blend” setting. The CPU was tested at stock speeds with turbo enabled. Our overclocked tests were run at 4.8 GHz using 1.46v to maintain stability. All tests are done using Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste. Temperatures shown will be the average of all four cores. For those who are curious, the ambient room temperature is right at 74 degrees Fahrenheit or 23.3 degrees Celsius.
Next Page - Testing Results
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