Thermaltake's new Water 3.0 Ultimate is a triple-120 mm all-in-one liquid cooling unit. All-in-one liquid coolers are not everyone's cup of tea, but they are certainly good enough for most people. Some folks prefer the all-in-one liquid coolers for their practicality and affordability, but want a little more performance than what most units provide. There are many cases with 280 mm radiator support, but some people won't be able to fit these, whereas they will support 360 mm radiators as a result of their slightly narrower design. And that's why Water 3.0 Ultimate exists.
The pump is built with the latest Asetek design, and is hooked up to a fairly standard 360 mm radiator with low-evaporation tubes. Airflow is provided by three 120 mm Thermaltake fans, which can be PWM controlled to range in speeds between 1000 and 2000 RPM. The pump will spin at about 3600 RPM. This unit won't be the quietest, but it will perform quite well. If you want it to operate more quietly, you can always use voltage regulation to lower the pump speed and swap out the fans for alternate units.
The biggest compatibility problem you will run into is supporting the large radiator. The pump and cold plate combination will fit on all modern CPU sockets, including Intel's LGA1150, LGA2011, and AMD's AM3+ and FM2+ sockets.
No word on pricing or availability yet, although we don't expect that it will be a long wait for this one to come out.
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I mean look at the picture above! Those hoses are at their limit in an Mid-Tower case. I can't imagine the issues with a full tower.
Splurge a bit on better pumps so we can have longer hoses to mount that radiator wherever we please. But maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree (Custom loop).
Overall, why buy such a large AIO? At that point build your own loop. Some reviews might sway my judgement.
Nontheless, a good step forward and only time will tell via a review how it'll work out for the end user.
The heat sink screws into 4 metal pins held in a plastic plate that goes on the bottom of the mother board. The plastic is not strong enough to hold the metal pins in place and they eventually spin as the screw is threaded into the pin, so you get uneven pressure on the 4 corners.
This actually ended up bending the pins on my mother board and I had to buy a new mb out of pocket.