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Thermaltake announces Bigwater 760 Pro

Thermaltake announces Bigwater 760 Pro

Thermaltake's Bigwater 760 Pro features a more powerful pump, redesigned radiator and new waterblock, but still crams it all in to a pair of 5.25in drive bays.

Thermaltake's Bigwater range of watercooling systems have been around a while, but the company claims its latest model - the Bigwater 760 Pro - is worth a second look even for those familiar with the company's offerings.

Those who have seen the Thermaltake Bigwater 760 Plus will find a certain amount of familiarity in the design of the Bigwater 760 Pro: the design uses the same full-height 5.25in layout, taking up two optical drive bays in your rig, packing all the required components - pump, fan, radiator and reservoir - into a black-finished case. As with the Plus, the Pro model includes a front-accessible fan control - but where are the improvements Thermaltake promised?

To start, the design now includes a clear liquid level indicator to make it easier to monitor the status of the 270cc reservoir, while the radiator - still a single-fan 120mm design - has been updated to provide improved cooling. The layout has also been shifted: while the previous design had the fan on the top of the radiator blowing downwards, the new Pro model places the fan underneath blowing up - meaning the excess heat should be easier to vent from the case using ceiling-mounted fans.

The waterblock has also undergone a change, with the black finish of the Plus giving way to a mirrored silver finish to the copper cold plate - redesigned, Thermaltake claims, for a boost to thermal transfer efficiency and flow rates. The ultraviolet-reactive tubing from the Plus makes a reappearance, although this time in an improved material claimed to prevent clogging and kinking.

Finally, the kit now includes a 500L/h pump - the P500 - which Thermaltake claims provides a high enough flow-rate to extend the loop: while the standard kit includes just a CPU loop, the company is encouraging users to extend the system with GPU and memory loops as well. How well the 120mm radiator and low-noise 120mm fan - adjustable between 1,600RPM and 2,400RPM using the front-facing knob, and fitted with the same blue LEDs as its predecessor - will cope cooling an entire system, however, remains to be seen.

The kit comes complete with a universal mounting plate compatible with Intel Socket LGA 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 1150 and 775 and AMD Socket FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+ and AM2, and 500cc of UV-reactive coolant liquid with added propylene glycol. Sadly, Thermaltake has yet to indicate pricing and availability for the upgraded kit, but with the Plus model still fetching upwards of £130, expect the Pro to be priced to the north of £150.

More details are available on the Thermaltake website.

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Mankz 22nd January 2013, 12:03 Quote
Was a hilarious system in 2007..

Even more hilarious with H60i/H100i's around in 2013..
Woodspoon 22nd January 2013, 12:56 Quote
No idea why anybody would buy this over an H60, H80, H100
Tattysnuc 22nd January 2013, 13:23 Quote
This is surely the death throws of a system that doesn't work. Do they even research their market?
Jimbob 22nd January 2013, 16:09 Quote
This unit is simply outclassed and outperformed by cheaper better AIO coolers. If you intend to extend it then It's not even significantly cheaper than a seperate pump, res and rad anyway.
SlowMotionSuicide 22nd January 2013, 17:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
This is surely the death throws of a system that doesn't work. Do they even research their market?

They do. For example, there used to be a hilarious thread on Xtremesystems couple of years ago where some Thermaltake shill were asking the liquid cooling community what would they want from their products.

And then Thermaltake pretty much ignored everything they were told.
adidan 22nd January 2013, 22:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
No idea why anybody would buy this over an H60, H80, H100
Indeed. A self contained unit that takes up a bit of fan space or an uber block that takes up two drive bays?

Decisions, decisions.

At no point did anyone stop and say 'have you seen the competiton?'.
docodine 23rd January 2013, 01:19 Quote
what's the point of adding another waterblock to a single 120mm rad?
Spreadie 23rd January 2013, 09:46 Quote
Single rad in an enclosed space, limiting the supply of fresh air. Meh.

Why are Tt still flogging the horse that died years ago?
cave_diver 23rd January 2013, 11:48 Quote
Actually, give them a bit of credit ... One thing they have done is bring a bit of innovation to the market, Corsair, Antec etc have all come up with the same "style" AIO system ... Thermaltake have done something different - so give them that credit.

I think its a even more w/c-phobe friendly way to get into w/c - the only thing for me is the price - upwards of £150? Ouch ... given that I'm planning on watercooling my rig which is a CPU plus 3 'cards thats four of those rigs ... thats £600!! Bugger me! But then again, how much would 4 waterblocks, two rads (maybe 3? one for the cpu, and two for the three gpu's?), tubing etc cost?
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