Many affordable All-In-One liquid solutions are available in the market and Thermaltake’s Water 3.0 Performer C is one of them.
The Water 3.0 Performer C is practically another Corsair H55i, after all they’re from the same OEM. The packaging and contents are almost the same, except for the fan.
Here’s a more detailed view of the content, the Water 3.0 Performer C’s fan is white on the blade area, it has 7 curved blades.
The radiator component.
The pump area.
The upper side of the pump with the label on it.
Descriptions are short because the photos say it all.
Specs below taken from the official product page.
I used the Intel Core i5-4670K overclocked to 4.3Ghz @ 1.25vcore for this test.
CPU load was done by converting 10bit MKV video to 8bit using x264, set to -veryslow mode.
|Cooler||Idle (Â°C)||Load (Â°C)|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C||32||60|
|ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C (Max fan speed)||29||57|
|Kraken X31 (without software)||32||63|
|Kraken X31 (CAM – Max FAN RPM)||31||59|
The temperatures look good, I think it’s the fan that made the difference, it normal mode it runs quite silent (settings done on motherboard) while in maximum mode (2000 RPM) the fan is loud but not at the range of those with higher RPM.
The ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C retails at RM 199, it doesn’t come with fancy software but what is has is a nice silent fan. More importantly the product works great and retails at a reasonable price.