Date: October 4th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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THERMALTAKE BIGWATER 735 INTRODUCTION
Liquid cooling for the computer is nothing new. In fact, some of the earliest computers used liquid cooling solutions. Liquid cooling has enjoyed a significant rise in popularity during the past few years, and many manufacturers have developed products to supply the needs of this segment of the PC aftermarket. Traditionally, the would-be watercooler would have to scrounge and/or make the various components for a system. It wasn't long, however, before companies began to supply high quality and high performance components like waterblocks, radiators, and pumps that made the whole process much easier. To make liquid cooling even more accessible to the mainstream PC enthusiast, complete kits began to appear, allowing the consumer to purchase all the bits necessary to “get wet” in a single purchase, eliminating the need to spend a lot of time researching the subject and assuring that all the components will work together.
Thermaltake's first Bigwater kit was a complete (if somewhat basic) and affordable liquid cooling solution that was very successful in the marketplace. It was a great kit for the novice, and had a very good price/performance ratio. (See the TweakNews review HERE .) This time around, we'll be looking at the Bigwater 735 kit, which represents one of the latest offerings in the Bigwater series from Thermaltake. They've made some changes, as we'll see a little later, so let's put the 735 to the test and see if it's a worthy successor to its older sibling.
THERMALTAKE CORPORATE PROFILE
Thermaltake Incorporation, based in Taipei , Taiwan is the global leader Thermal Solution and Thermal Management for PC & Industrial Market. Its Engineering Staffs masters in Airflow Analysis, Material Conductivity and Heat Dissipation Efficiency. Thermaltake offers a wide range of products and services, providing effective and cost-conscious cooling devices. The Company has more than 1,000 employees worldwide supporting customers from its headquarters in Taipei , Taiwan , as well as from offices in China , Europe and United States Continent.