is a well known cooling system manufacturer. It's known to most
users from their extreme air cooling solutions for CPUs. The
recent trend of water cooling couldn't leave Thermaltake out of
the game. A new product called BigWater 760i promises to fulfill your
needs in getting an affordable water cooling solution with ease of
installation and good performance. We will try to find out how good the
overall package is, considering that air coolers are much cheaper and
have adequate performance.
- Thermaltake Bigwater 760i
Thermaltake announced at this year's Computex show,
the next generation of high performance liquid cooling systems, Big
Water 760i. According to Thermaltake, this new breed of liquid cooling
system focuses on ease of use while improving upon the performance
level that Big Water series of water cooling systems have been know for.
Big Water 760i consists of an all inclusive bay drive
unit and a water block with intelligent interconnect that can be
installed effortlessly. Ultra quiet pump, 12CM blue LED fan,
water reservoir and high performance radiator are all strategically
positioned inside the bay drive unit. User can simply install the
bay drive unit into a 5.25” drive bay, secure the water-block on the
CPU and connect the intelligent interconnect to complete this easy
To decrease manufacturing cost, traditional water
blocks often are designed with a simple water channel. However, water
within the 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
a water block with Redundant Micro Channel Design to effectively divide
water flow into micro channels thus accelerating heat transfer from the
heat source to the liquid material. In addition, micro channels are
stacked on top of each other to fully utilize the available space
within the water block and further increase heat transfer.
Intelligent interconnect has built-in automatic
shut-off valves that prevents accidental water leakage while
disconnecting the water tubing while assembly or dismounting. A
feature that greatly decreases the risks of damaging other critical
components from improper installation. In addition to water block, the
pump also plays a determining factor in thermal efficiency.
BigWater 760i utilizes the P500 pump that is capable of pushing 500L/H
(131.9G/H) of water that improves the overall efficiency and cooling
performance. Durable ceramic bearing mechanism also ensures years
of uninterrupted operation.
The radiator is now equipped with the new Dimple Tube
Technology to increase the turbulence within the radiator, effectively
enlarging the surface area of coolant contact and elongating the time
that the coolant stays in the radiator in order to be cooled.