- Awesome cooling performance
- Quiet pump
- Simple block/pump mounting system
- Large radiator can be difficult to mount
- Noisy fans
Overall I was very impressed with the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate. The 360mm radiator, high flow pump, and powerful fans gives you incredible cooling performance. Unfortunately these things also have their drawbacks in that you pretty much have to have a full tower case in order to fit a 360mm rad and with powerful fans you get a lot of noise. Unlike the fans though the pump was very quiet and it’s mounting system was straightforward.
The gripes I have with this cooler are fairly minimal all considered and are definitely overshadowed by the awesome performance. At a price of around $140 it is more expensive than most of its 240mm counterparts, but the performance increase takes most of that sting off. If you are looking for the best cooling possible without committing to a full custom loop, you should absolutely take a look at the Water 3.0 Ultimate.