Review: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme

240mm Radiator with Fan Control Software


For a liquid cooler, enthusiasts not only looking for an easy and clean setup to efficiently calm the roaring CPU, more likely user also crave for the best low-maintenance solution. The new Thermaltake All-In-One Water 3.0 Extreme is formed to support these desires of enthusiasts. Upgrade the simplicity of liquid CPU cooling to enjoy better cooling performance and protect the investment in the CPU as well. Today, we will go through the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme and how extreme it can be? Check out the rest of the review!

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Suggest Retail Price: RM359



In this section, we will make an unboxing of Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme. Thermaltake makes the Water 3.0 Series with the same box design of simple dark blue and Water 3.0 Extreme logo with simple picture illustration of the cooler itself.

The front view of the cooler. Thermaltake put some Features and Socket supported by Water 3.0 Extreme. On the top left is Thermaltake Logo.

On the right side of the box are the features same with the front but in different languages.

At the back, Thermaltake explained more feature details of Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme. User can find that the cooler compatible with universal socket of both Intel and AMD.

User can find full specifications of the cooler on the left side of the box.

Upon unboxing the cooler, user can find the Thermaltake 3.0 Extreme is well-protected with box.

All the accessories bundle with the cooler:

  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme Radiator and Pump
  • 2x PWM Fan
  • User guide
  • Driver and Utility Disc
  • All the screws and backplate for both Intel and AMD

Thermaltake uses a powerful fan to blow the heat of the radiator out of the chassis to maximize cooling performance. The fan is supported PWM and can be controlled with the given controller software.

The radiator is 240mm and support 2x of the 120mm standard fan. Of course Thermaltake also designs the cooler to support push and pull setup.

If user can notice, Thermaltake is using the high-tech sealed fitting for the cooler circulation system to prevent leaking issue. The system is pre-filled with coolant to reduce the liquid replenishment hassle.

Thermaltake design the pump with high reliability, low profile pump to provide quick liquid circulation without producing high noise.

As stated before, Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme can support with the Fan Control Software. Just connect both of the fan at the connector provided. With the software, user can control, monitor and customized according to their desire.

Thermaltake design the waterblock with wider block to increase the space and cooling area covered. The base is plated with copper that helps to accelerate the heat conductivity.


This is the setup that was used for the whole testing and benchmarking process for the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme AIO Cooler


For the stress test we compare between Intels stock cooler and Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme AIO Cooler. The processor are preset and test on both stock setting at 1.08V vCore and overclocked to 4.2GHz with 1.12V vCore using the ASUS OC Tuner that comes with the motherboard and tortured for 30 minutes with Prime95 stressing application.

As you can see here, the load temperature obtained with the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Exteme was 35°C lower than the stock cooler, which is a very good improvement. Besides that, this AIO cooler also reduced the idle temperature by 12 °C.

When the processor is overclocked to 4.2 GHz, the cooler is slightly stressed with higher temperature produced from the processor. The maximum temperature recorded is 67°C which is 37°C lower than the stock cooler.


Now it comes to the final part of the review. Thermaltake did another great job of making one of the best AIO Cooler on the market. The Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme came with the Fan Control Software which is not available on Water 3.0 Performer C. The fan is really useful as it can monitor the liquid temperature and control the fan with user desires. The cooler is easy to install and its come with the bracket holder thus make the installation process much easier. There’s a lot of improvement compared with the Water 3.0 Performer C as the tube it came with the safety clamp to ensure users with leaking issue.

Finally, I would like to say thank you to Thermaltake for giving me a chance to play with Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme and review the cooler itself.

Performance: 4/5
Materials: 5/5
Specifications: 5/5
Appearance: 5/5
Performance/Price Value: 4/5

+ Extremely low noise
+ Come with Fan Control Software
+ Affordable price
+ Nice and sleek design
+ Come with Safety Clamp

- Installation might be a bit of confusion


Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme received Silver Award from

Disclaimer: gives out our own award based on the Hardware Performance, OverClocking Ability, Innovation, and Value as determined by the reviewer


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A Kelate studying in East Malaysia CRAZY with graphics card!! The youngest writer always eager to review stuffs, especially cooler and peripheral!!