Date: November 20th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
With the protective sheet removed, the base has a very nice finish.
The top of the block has the “Tt” logo molded in. Two threaded holes are provided to secure the mounting bracket and the rubber tubing is installed with spring clamps. The block is brazed together, so we have no idea what it looks like inside. The black rubber tubing comes pre-fitted and is of sufficient length to give the user several mounting configuration options, which are spelled out in the manual.
The radiator is the same tube-and-fin design common to most Thermaltake liquid cooling products for the past couple of years. While these radiators do an adequate job, the design is getting antiquated and could benefit from an update.
Also common to most Thermaltake kits is the 120mm fan. If past experience proves true, the fan will be nearly silent at low speed and loud when set to high. Time will tell. What's new with the Silent Water is the steel bracket that's been added to the radiator shroud and what it supports. The small reservoir (or “tank” as Thermaltake calls it,) is made of copper with brazed nipples for the tubing. A cap atop the tank allows the user to refill the system, while the “Y” tube and cap on the right should be used to drain the Silent Water.