Thermaltake has placed a webpage with installation
instructions and how the whole system works. We will try and give you
with pictures the major steps. First you need to secure the waterblock
on the motherboard. Place the metal H-type clip, cushion and insulator
together below the motherboard. Use the four silver (for Socket 775 in
our case) 5cm screws, don't forget the white/red washers
and use the stands offs to secure the whole structure to the motherboard.
Next step is to carefully install the waterblock and by using the thumb nuts to secure the whole thing:
Then unscrew the nut of the waterblock, insert a tube
through the nut of waterblock and tighten the nut on the waterblock,
you must get something like this...Do the same for the other nut and
cut the tube at the appropriate length according to your case. Finally
use the hose clips and female quick connector through the tube and by
using pliers tighten the hose clips. It's necessary to make the
properly tighten all parts to prevent water leakage.
The installation of the 2U Bay water cooling system
needs two empty 5.25 bays. For our tests we used Thermaltake's Soprano
case. Thermaltake suggests having the 2U bay system above the CPU level
. The refill is an easy task with the included box. After connecting
all the cables, make sure to power up and check the coolant level, it
will drop as it starts to flow around the pump and tubes. Continue to
fill the reservoir tank until it's above the low level. Secure the cap
and that's all. There will be air bubbles around the tube, don't worry
though, just leave the system working for at least 20 minutes and gently
bend the tubes until all the air bubbles are removed from the tubes,
this is an essential step. If things are getting rather difficult, tilt
the chassis at an angle of 45° to the left and then to the right. This
will help the air move through the system. Remember to refill the
reservoir as the air is pushed out.
When everything has finished, you will notice that the
2U water cooling system is about 5cm (2") longer than a standard
optical drive. Now if there isn't enough empty space between the
motherboard and the 2U water cooling bay the installation may not be
possible. The black tubes can be easily replaced with the included UV
sensitive water tube. The fan on the top glows blue, but I guess you
can easily remove it and add something else if you prefer other colors.
The speed control knob included it's obviously placed in the wrong
place, since it's almost very hard to use it with so many cables at the
back. We assume that Thermaltake could have placed it at the front for
easy access. The un installation procedure is almost the same,
Thermaltake has an installation/un installation video in their webpage that you should check before doing anything.