Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU Water Cooler Review

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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.

Core i5 2500k Test System


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


Core i5 2500k Test Specs

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.

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