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Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cools well when new.

Cons: Low quality coolant caused a coolant flow failure and damaged my cpu due to fungus growing in it's "closed system". I expected way more than the paltry 1 1/2 years of service I got from this poorly assembled product. The radiator/reservoir was full but plugged with fungus. Obviously an anti-fungicide was NOT a component of the coolant precharged in this "no-maintenance" product. Losing my FX-8350 was a huge sore point with me, not to mention having to replace the entire cooling system. Thanks Thermaltake!!

Other Thoughts: I used to have a great deal of respect for Thermaltake. I will never buy any of their products again.

Replacement Dell 310-7238 (UG220) Extra High Yield Black Toner Cartridge for your Dell 5310n Laser printers
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great price

Cons: Doesn't let windows know that the cartridge is new and Full again. I'm plagued with low ink status messages every time I want print something.

Other Thoughts: A mgfr. response would be helpful. I don't know how to reset ink volume status in windows.

Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Cooler Quieter Heatsink Solution 03/19/2013

This review is from: Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

Pros: This unit will out cool any Air Based system on offering. Yes it is more than double the best air systems' price but I got what I paid for, i.e. lower temps at load and near silent operation (even at load).

The closed loop system is a viable and may I say inexpensive water cooled solution. The reservoir is the radiator it's self. The less water you have to cool, the faster you can cool it. If your case can stand it, a push/pull fan system might serve to lower temps even more, with the added advantage that overall fan speed could be reduced to even quieter operation. I will be trying that out, just for grins, in the near future. BTW, the FPI (fins per inch) are the most you can get and still maintain a practicable CFM air flow.

While not being stated by ThermalTake, I believe the pump's impeller is bearing-less and magnetically driven. A good solution when longevity is required.

Cons: I don't know about other people, but I have slight pump rattle, which comes and goes in loudness. Almost the same intensity as listening to a cheap laptop HDD read/write noise. I am pretty sure that the pump has an air bubble trapped there. ThermalTake's website says that this unit is "maintenance free" and do not address any sort of MTBF information, or troubleshooting guide. Rather than purchasing a new unit somewhere in the unforeseeable future, I would like to know the best way to get the air out, from TT, not by searching the web, which I have done to no avail. I haven't contacted ThermalTake yet but I can imagine their response..... RMA or they can't help me. Most likely ThermalTake's lack of info on their website, means that they are NOT the OEM. The "rattle/gurgle" is the only hardware issue I have.

The only other complaint I have is that the pump speed is not adjustable, either through provided software or BIOS settings. Fan speed is, to a certain extent, but only in temperature relation format. It is possible that I didn't pick up on something in the GUI, but I haven't figured out a way to change it yet. ThermalTake's support for this product is nonexistent. Maybe they will read this review and change all that. LOL Make me a liar, ThermalTake.

Other Thoughts: I can see myself moding this thing when the closed loop fails. The question is, WHEN?


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Display Name: Phillip P.

Date Joined: 01/07/06

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  • First Review: 11/22/08
  • Last Review: 01/31/15
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