Thermaltake Floe DX RGB 360 TT Premium Edition Review
Mike Sanders / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look
Out of the box, the Thermaltake Floe DX has a nice solid presentation. As this is a 360 cooler, it is (understandably) quite large. Despite this, however, it is still relatively light and more than easy enough to handle.
The weight may be something to do with the radiator which does (at least viewing it here) appear to be a little slimmer than other designs. Thermaltake is, however, keen to point out that this has been designed to optimise airflow which is always a good thing!
So, overall it looks like a solid design. Time to get in for a close look at some of the components and see what they look like!
The radiator itself, at a glance, looks mostly unremarkable. It’s a 360 design with a black finish. Pretty much the same as the majority of manufacturers designs. As noted earlier, however, it is remarkably light and although I couldn’t confirm this, perhaps might be slightly slimmer than you usually see.
The pump block carries a design we have seen from prior Thermaltake ‘high-end’ AIO liquid coolers and that, already, is reassuring. You’ll note the logo and ring to the centre of the pump head. This does, of course, get a lot more interesting when the lights are turned on!
The contact plate for the Thermaltake Floe DX has a circular design and, as you can see, comes with some pre-applied thermal paste. Overall, however, it’s a nice and large size which should provide excellent coverage for your processor.
The cooler comes with three of Thermaltake’s Riing Duo fans which offer impressive performance levels while also including some impressive RGB lighting effects.
These fans are designed to run exceptionally quiet, while with their ‘two rings’ design offer something (pleasantly) different from the vast majority seem from other suppliers.
When fully assembled, the Thermaltake Floe DX has a really nice solid presentation. Even with the lights off, the black and silver highlights are really appealing on the eye.
Being a 360mm cooler, it is (as you might expect) a bit of a unit when put together. It is, however, still remarkably light and very easy to manoeuvre.
The placement of the logos as well actually work really well to the overall aesthetic of the design. They don’t look garish and certainly do not intrude on the ethos of the product.
So, on the whole, this looks like an excellent cooler and frankly, I think most would be happy to let this reside in their system be it with the lights on or off. So, while on the subject, what about these RGB effects?
So, what are the RGB lighting effects like? Well, quite frankly, they’re very impressive. Working with all motherboard sync effects as well as utilising Thermaltake’s own control software, you should easily be able to get these exactly as you want them!
While the pump head looks good, the ready eye-candy is to be seen on the radiator block itself with those 3 Riing Duo fans. Quite simply, they look amazing and offer nice, bright and vivid colours which can, as you might expect, be altered to suit almost every wish!
So, we’ve established that the Thermaltake Floe DX is both a well built and a good looking cooler, but how is it to install and live with? – Let’s find out!