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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 05:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Opinion on Thermaltake Custom Cooling Kits

Hi all,

I recently built a desktop that I’m pretty happy with, but I’d like to start dabbling in liquid cooling. I’ve been researching components over the last couple weeks, but I’m thinking of dumping everything I learned down the toilet and just getting a Thermaltake soft tube kit. Part of my problem is that I live in Tokyo and the scavenger hunt to get individual parts is extra challenging for me, but I did find a place that sells the Thermaltake kits for about $350-$400 US.

So anyway, broadly speaking, what’s the consensus on their kits? Assuming we ignore value, how do people feel about Thermaltake with respect to effectiveness and quality?

My system is as follows:
NZXT 710
Ryzen 3700X
Asrock Taichi X570
2x16 G.Skill Trident Z 3200c16
Zotac Triple Fan 2080ti
Corsair RM850x
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 06:00 PM
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Thermaltake has bottom of the barrel components and almost everything they do is copying someone else's design.


edit, some references:
https://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/07/1...mal-take-does/
https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/2...ealing-designs
https://bit-tech.net/news/modding/wa...ark-rip-off/1/

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I've never read anything good about TT water cooling parts. I use their cases, fans, and controllers, but to many companies that make WC coolants, additives, and parts almost all have warnings against mixing anything TT with their products.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2019, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Okay, good to know! Looking for plan C then. Thanks for your replies.
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For rads hardware labs is hard to beat,For blocks the best are heatkiller and some are a close 2nd.Fittings most swear by bitspower.For more a budget build barrow and bykski are coming along nicely.
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Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post
Thermaltake has bottom of the barrel components
They may actually be located beneath the barrel in the "never buy under any circumstance" zone. Not even sure they make inside to the bottom.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
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not to mention how they helped shut CaseLabs down.

TT = no money from many many OCN users.

in fact, there's a user here doing a build log in their CaseLabs clone, & it has some of the lowest viewership I've ever seen on OCN. Likely simply because its a CL ripoff. I bet moron infested & ruled reddit loves it though

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Hi,
If I were shopping for bottom line water kit corsair would probably be it seeing at the least they have unquestionable customer support.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If I were shopping for bottom line water kit corsair would probably be it seeing at the least they have unquestionable customer support.
I agree, Corsairs support is fairly good.


STAY AWAY FROM TT

Yes, there is a lot of hate for TT for a good reason but also, their products are build with least quality opposed to other brands and that cannot be ignored
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Whoa, cool. Thanks for the additional input. I think the opinion survey is super clear! Plan A was a heatkiller IV cpu block, nemesis black ice 360 rad, and an EKWB pump/res combo. I didn’t get around to shopping for fittings, but the bitspower recommendation is well noted.

I found a place here called https://www.oliospec.com/ and they seem super legit. I can get the nemesis black ice there, and the EKWB pump/res combo, but they didn’t have the heatkiller block. They had others that I didn’t recognize at the time, so I may take a trip back there and make a note. For perspective, the nemesis 360GTS sold for $95, the EKWB 140 Revo sold for about $200, and EK velocity about $140. That all seemed just a bit steeper than I wanted, which is why I asked (and was answered) about TT. Language is a problem, though, and this store is the size of a small apartment. It’s just not the kind of place you buy stuff without a conversation.

As an aside, they had a “build of the month” which had a screen mounted on the top inside of the case, facing down towards the GPU, so you can’t see it. The GPU had a piece of plexiglass mounted at a 45 degree angle, so it was effectively working as a holographic screen for the gif that was playing on the actual screen, and there was Hatsune Miku (I think) magically dancing on top of the GPU. It was super cool.

Thanks again for all your advice.

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