Date: March 14th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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THERMALTAKE SYMPHONY INTRODUCTION
I'll be real honest – watercooling is pretty new to me. I've read about how it works and researched all the parts needed to set it up but I've never actually taken the plunge, so to speak. That's all about to change though because I'm going to finally experience watercooling by reviewing the Thermaltake Symphony Mini external liquid cooling system. It's a DIY system so it should be easy enough for a novice to set up and use. Don't let the word “Mini” in the product's name fool you though. Standing 800mm (about 2.6 feet) high and weighing nearly 20 pounds, there's nothing mini about it. However when compared to its big brother the Symphony (which is a whopping 3.6 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds), I guess it's not so huge. Let's see if it provides big cooling to go along with its big size.
THERMALTAKE CORPORATE PROFILE
Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. started its core business based on our extensive knowledge of PC thermal management during the era where the area of performance CPU cooling was only exclusive for "overclockers" or PC enthusiasts. With the company's initial launch of Orb coolers, it created waves of shocks and appraisals throughout the gaming and overclocking communities. Thermaltake quickly became the name gamers turn to when they need high-end and reliable thermal solutions.
With company's core business of CPU cooling still growing at a vast rate, Thermaltake
made another grand entry to the PC chassis industry. To date, Thermaltake has always been considered as the pioneering company that revolutionized the PC chassis industry with Xaser series enclosures. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was outdone by Xaser series chassis's atypical gaming red and aluminum front panel. It was also the first enclosure available to public with Hardcano unit which provided users full control over computer's thermal management system.
In the year 2002, Thermaltake announced Purepower line of power supply unti for the ever-growing power-hungry PCs. Purepower series PSU quickly gained recognition with its extensive warranty and high-reliability guaranty.
Today, Thermaltake has grown into a world-class company with state-of-the-art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan along with 60+ engineers and ID team covering each application segment such as Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, PC Enclosure and Power Supply for main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications; thus achieve Thermaltake 's company motto, " COOLall YOUR LIFE "!