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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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The all-aluminum Mini gets its height from both a large radiator and three 1400 RPM 120mm fans to cool it. Due to its size and weight it has a large sturdy base to balance it. A view of the back of the unit shows the inlet and outlet hoses and also an outlet for the power cable.
Removing the back panel reveals a reservoir that is already full of coolant and two pumps that operate very quietly. The manual states that the coolant level should be checked every six months.
Everything needed to get the system up and running is included. The manual has good diagrams but I found it a bit hard to follow in some spots because the grammar was very rough. Not a huge deal since installation is pretty straightforward.
The brazed copper waterblock has the Thermaltake logo molded in and rubber tubing already clamped to it. The tubes are plenty long enough and according to the manual can be cut shorter if desired. Two threaded holes are for screwing in the “H” bracket to attach it to the motherboard. Flipping the block over, I was pleased to see the base has a nice mirror finish.