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Water cooling for high-performance cooling has been around for a very long time. It started (as many things do) with super computers and the need to maintain a specific temperature envelope. From there advanced cooling broke into the consumer market (over the course of a few years), in the form of heatsinks with larger fans and even TEC (Thermoelectric coolers) cooling. However, for the most part water was still avoided due to the potential for leakage and damage to components. However all of that changed very quickly once the 1GHz barrier was broken. Companies seemed to come out of the woodwork with pieces and parts for water cooling. Radiators, water blocks, tubing fans, pumps, you name it you could but it. Now that we are well into the 3-4GHz range for stock CPUs the water cooling industry is very strong with components in multiple places in the market. The concept of the self-contained cooling system has also caught on with products produced by multiple companies. Today we will be taking a look at one from Thermaltake called the Water 2.0 Performer. This $63 cooling system is supposed to be able to keep things cool for both AMD and Intel CPUs including the LGA 2011 Core i7. Let’s see how it does.

Published in Enthusiast Peripherals
Friday, 25 May 2012 16:47

DecryptedTech YouTube Subscriber Giveaway

kb01We are giving away one of our subscirbers... um wait no. I mean we are giving something away to one of our YouTube subscribers. This is a Thermaltake Tt eSports Meka G1 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This is the same keybaord we reviewed and we will be giving away a brand new one to one lucky subscriber. to enter all you have to do is subscribe to our channel before we pick the winner (random name draw) on June 8th 2012 at 7:30PM Easter Time (US).

Head over and subscribe if you have not already. We will draw the winner on Friday June 8th 2012.

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saphira02As we expand our coverage from core computer products to peripherals (and in the end everything else) we are moving into gaming first. We have already tested out more than a few mechanical gaming keyboards (and have more to come). Now we are moving into gaming mice with an emphasis on mice that allow for more than just high-resolution lasers for optics. For our second product in this genre we are going to take a deep look at Thermaltake’s Tt eSports Saphira Gaming mouse. This mouse was designed by a professional Starcraft 2 gamer and packs in a solid list of features. Let’s check it out shall we?

Published in Enthusiast Peripherals

kb01In order to combat the growing popularity of console gaming (and also to support a growing population of gamers) many peripheral companies began to invest money into making real devices to support gaming on the PC. We have seen many of these products (usually mice of game controllers), but with the exception of a few of the mice we were not all that impressed with them. That is until we started to see the first mechanical switch based keyboards. As we spend a large amount of time behind the keyboard (and also still game) we had a serious interest in these devices. Most of them are centered on the Cherry MX switch. These mechanical switches come in different colors; each of these has different properties. We have shown you blue and brown and what they each bring to the table. Now we are going to take a look at the Thermaltake Tt eSports MEKA G1 Mechanical gaming keyboard. This product takes a little different tack on switches and has opted for Cherry MX Black. So let’s dive in and see if the MEKA G1 will be worth the $100 Thermaltake wants for it.

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DrPower01There are some gadgets that you do not realize you want or need until you stumble on them. These are the things that you have “made do” without using all kinds of methods. We had one of these moments the other day when an unexpected package was delivered. Upon opening it we found a new product from Thermaltake. It was simple labeled Dr. Power II. My first thought upon seeing it was that it was like the Kill-A-Watt power testers we use to determine power draw from the wall. We could not have been more wrong. The Dr. Power II is a Power Supply tester. With it you can test the nominal voltages from each rail and the PSU as a whole.  With a retail cost of only $39.99 it can be a very valuable tool in any DYIer’s home. Let’s take a look and see if it is worth the $40 you will spend on it.


Published in Gadgets
Thursday, 20 October 2011 21:32

Thermaltake America wants to Share Success

Level10GT199Thermaltake America wants to share some of their sucess with the people that have helped them get where they are. To do this they are going to cut the price on the original Level 10 GT. This is the original Black Model and not the Snow Edition like we reviewed recently. This offer will only run until November 30th so if you have been looking at this case but not overly happy about the price now is the time to save some cash on it.

We have the full PR Below so we will let Thermatake tell it in their own way.

Thermaltake America – Sharing success, spreading LOVE with the original Level 10 GT

City of Industry, CA – October 19, 2011 – Thermaltake America today announces the recommended retail price of the popular Level 10 GT full-featured gaming chassis, will be reduced  from $269.99 to $199.99 for a limited time until November 30, 2011.  The Level 10 GT chassis has made a major mark in the performance gaming community with its unique design inspired by working with BMW DesignworksUSA to create a chassis that not only catches the eye but has unique lines that cannot be mistaken for any other.  The inclusion of Multiple Colorshift fans enhances the chassis ability to dissipate enough heat to handle even the most monstrous gaming rigs.  Add to this the inclusion of dual front panel USB 3.0 connections that connect via an internal 20 pin header means that users have the ability to use the newest technology with ease. 

“Since the launch of the Level 10 GT gaming chassis, [Thermaltake] has received tremendous amount of positive feedbacks from the PC enthusiasts communities,” stated Weller Chen, Director of Product Management at Thermaltake America, “and to show our appreciation and more importantly, to make this great product more accessible to everyone by offering this limited time price drop.”

The price drop is channel wide and consumers can expect to purchase the Level 10 GT gaming chassis through major retailers and e-tailers at the discounted pricing immediately until the end of November. 

“sharing another of Thermaltake’s success of the Level 10 GT series gaming chassis, we want to do something that is rarely done by companies these days by sacrificing our bottom line in order to reinstate our enthusiasm for the promise of delivering the ultimate user experience both from purchase decision to the process of putting together a high-performance PC,“ commented President of Thermaltake America, “today, we are putting our words into action.”

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l10-gt03ThermalTake has launched some bold designs (and some rather gaudy ones too). Some of these have been successful while others have received ridicule from the online community and gamers (even coining the phrase “Friends don’t let Friends use ThermalTake” at one point. However, over the last few years they have moved forward with their products and are now putting out some solid work. One of the products that I have been very interested in is the Level 10 series. This new case line-up is less like a PC enclosure and more like a piece of art. Of course the original Level 10 enclosure will also set you back around $750. This price tag puts it out of the reach of most gamers and also off of our RADAR for now. Instead we are going to take a look at the much more reasonably priced Level 10 GT. This uniquely designed PC case comes in two colors (black and white) and will run you $255 and $290 respectively. As we have grown bored of shooting cases in our lab we also decided to move our initial coverage to a different location. With that said, let’s take a look at the Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10006W2N) Snow Edition shot on location in Bahia Honda State Park, Florida. Snow at the beach anyone?

Published in Enthusiast Peripherals
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 00:26

Thermaltake V9 BlackX Edition in for a spin



10When people think about cases many different things come to mind. To some the best case is a simple black box (or beige) that they put their components into and that is that. Others want more style to the box that holds all of their expensive hardware. But that raises a question, what is style to one person might not be to another. We also have to consider that what I may think is a great feature is a useless add-on to someone else. It is with this in mind that we take a look at a rather unusual case. This is the V9 BlackX Edition. This mid tower enclosure has a very interesting feature in that it has dual SATA HDD docks on the top of the case. This is along with the usual features that you would expect to find in any PC case.  So let’s see if the V9 BlackX is a great device, or is it just a giant drive dock.

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