Our first visit at Thermaltake this year, with a very nice display of some unique cases and cooling solutions; we’ll only mention the cooling products here, the cases will be discussed in a later article (not to miss!)
First up are the air coolers, the BigTyp14Pro has been on the market for a few weeks now with good reception by our colleague reviewers X-Bit Labs
, matching performance of the Thermalright SI-128 SE, no small feat!
The TMG IA1 smaller but still good performing:
A brand new retail 120mm fan with soft rubber mounts and build-in speed control:
Water cooling products are also still in the loop at Thermaltake, the BigWater series gets a new iteration PW880i compatible with LGA1366 and with external radiator mount, integrated flow meter and plenty of accessories and water blocks.
Laptop coolers for all sizes and brands, the biggest one makes a 17” laptop looks small.
There have been rumors of low cost phase change cooling units by different manufacturers these past few years, OCZ came very close to releasing on, but in the end they gave up it. Thermaltake has pushed not one, but two to retail, the Xpressar RCB400, compatible with VGA and CPU , takes up 4 bayes and does look an awful lot like the phase change coolers we all know (asetek, prometeia)
It takes its power from a 4-pin connector, works on 12V and consumes only 50W.
We didn’t get any performance indication, but seeing as the higher end model, RCS100 manages to keep Core 2 E8400 @ 4Ghz at 50°C
and there is no insulation material visible, don’t expect sub-ambient temperatures.
Here the higher end Xpressar which does about 20°C better than their own water cooling units, if the text it is to believed: