Thermaltake Bigwater 760i Water Cooler ReviewWed, Mar 26, 2008 - 12:00 AM
The Water Block and Tubing
Here we have the water block for the 760i. To look at it from the outside it doesn’t look like much, but what did your mom always tell you? It’s what is on inside that counts.
To decrease manufacturing cost, traditional water blocks often are designed with a simple water channel. However, water within the liquid cooling system travels at very high speed and does not have sufficient time to absorb heat from the heat source. To overcome this major downside, Thermaltake developed the water block with Redundant Micro Channel Design to effectively divide water flow into micro channels, thus accelerating heat transfer. In addition, micro channels are stacked on top of each other to fully utilize the available space within the water block and further increases heat transfer.
The cooler also has compression style fittings for 3/8” ID tubing instead of hose barbs and clamps like the QD fittings.
The base of the water block is very nice as well. The mirror finish comes well protected by a plastic film.
Thermaltake includes all the tubing you would need to install the kit; 13.5 feet actually. What is nice about this is that there is enough tubing in the kit to not only hook it up the way it was intended, but if you so choose, you could replace the black tubing and the QD fittings altogether and run only the green tube from the pump and radiator. Even then you would still have enough left over to add a video card cooler.