Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240 AIO Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Thermaltake has a solid reputation for their high-end AIO water coolers, with the Water 3.0 in all its variants being one of the most popular on the market today. Now things are about to get even better with their latest model, the Water 3.0 Riing RGB 240. Packing various tweaks and improvements on their previous designs, such as the new fan controller system and the hugely upgraded Riing RGB 120mm fans, we’re really looking forward to seeing what the latest Water 3.0 from Thermaltake can really do.
“Designed to meet the demands of enthusiasts, Thermaltake releases the latest Water 3.0 Riing RGB Series, a RGB 256 colors all-in-one liquid cooler with dual 120mm powerful high static pressure fans and a smart fan controller. Choose from: 240mm and 360mm highly-efficient radiators to control any escalating CPU temperatures. The new All-In-One LCS Water 3.0 Riing RGB is designed to exceed user expectations.” – Thermaltake
Equipped with a copper water block, durable 326mm long rubber hoses (with braided coverings), a 240mm radiator, two high-quality fans, as well as support for all major sockets from the Intel and AMD camps, all the basics are present and accounted for, so let’s jump in and take a closer look at what it has to offer.
The packaging is nicely designed, showing a funky picture of the cooler and other hardware on the front, as well as lots of bright colours, for those who weren’t 110% this is an RGB equipped cooler.
Around the back, a quick rundown of the included hardware, as well as some of the specifications.
The cooler is nicely packaged, with all major components separated to ensure they don’t get damaged in transit.
In the box, you’ll find all the usual documentation showing you how to install and care for the cooler.
The mounting kit should be familiar to anyone who has had a Thermaltake AIO over the last few years, it’s not the easiest to work with, but it’ll get the job done. All the hardware for AMD and Intel sockets is included.
The new fans are one of the biggest upgrades to the Water 3.0 range, and they certainly look lovely. They have an RGB strip around the fan housing, rubber grommet mounts, sleeved cables and feel pretty robust.
Also included, a fan and lighting control hub, giving you all the controls you’ll need within easy reach, and with a sleeved cable that matches the fans, it’ll blend into your system build easily enough.