Thermaltake 32GB 3200 MHZ Watercooled DDR4 Review



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A Closer Look


The memory kit comes with plenty of extra hardware. Since it’s RGB equipped, it comes with this snazzy Thermaltake USB controlled RGB hub. You can hook up the RAM and other Thermaltake RGB hardware to it to sync your lighting with the rest of your build/cooling products.

All the required cables are included, including a retro Molex cable; come on TT, no SATA power?

The RGB headers are pretty standard though, so even without the hub, most modern motherboards can sync their lighting with the water block that comes included.

Waterblock

The block is nice and simple, with a single cable hard-wired to pair it with whatever lighting tech you use; such as the included hub. It uses a frosted water chamber design, that’s obviously built to diffuse the lighting inside.

There’s a matte black top panel, with water in and out fittings, all standard custom loop fittings should do fine here.

There’s a large thermal pad installed on the bottom, with a protective film applied. It’s a single block that’s meant to rest over the spine of all four memory modules. The water doesn’t actually flow around the PCB of each module on this kit. Will that really improve the performance much? I very much doubt it if I’m honest, this is mostly a subjective and aesthetic addition to most custom loop configurations; nothing wrong with that of course.

The Memory

As for the memory, they’re pretty simple in design, but that’s fine with me. Their black PCB combined with their stealthy black heatspreaders look clean and tidy. There’s some good quality metal on here too, with thick heatspreaders that should do a great cooling job, even without the water block installed.

There’s a simple Thermaltake logo on the side. I would say though, with the block installed, you’ll pretty much hide the RAM out of sight anyway.

The heat spreaders are removable too, not that you really need to. However, they use a simple triple screw design that can accomodate you if you want to strip them down. Perhaps modders will find a use for that feature.

Custom Loop Install

Installed in our custom loop system, the RGB look properly fantastic. There’s a nice diffused light around the block, rather than it being too direct. This gives it a softer and more professional appearance.

Obviously, you can apply the effects you desire the most. Here you can see it’s on a simple colour fade with green/blue at the top, to a red/yellow effect at the bottom.

Want to see more? Stick around for the end of the review and enjoy this in a 4K video to really see it in action.

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