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Thermaltake Symphony Mini Water Cooling Kit

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
MSRP: TBA

by Dean Barker (2/26/2006)
 

 


Introduction

Historically, when you have a good product, some designer or marketing person comes along and says “let’s make it bigger!”  As far as the original Tt Symphony Liquid Cooling unit in concerned, that is easier said than done as the unit is over a meter tall to begin with!  Bigger in this case is effectively out of the question but what about smaller?  Making the Symphony smaller while keeping its distinctive looks could (and does) make for a very fine looking unit.  By eliminating two of the five 120mm fans and shortening radiator height from the original Symphony to match, you get what else but the Symphony Mini.  Now don’t let the word ‘Mini’ go to your head.  The Symphony Mini is still a monster of an external water cooling kit but being smaller makes it a tad easier and more practical while keeping the Symphony’s conversational centerpiece look.  Today, we have a look at the Symphony Mini thanks to the good people over at Thermaltake.  Special thanks go out to Imei for making this review possible.  Enough tease and talk, let’s get to it.

Specifications

  • Application: Intel P4 Socket 775, P4 Socket 478, AMD K8, AMD K7

  • Cooling assembly observed dimensions: 797 x 168 x 251mm

  • Cooling assembly construction: Aluminum

  • Cooling fans: Three 120mm 1400 RPM fans rated at 16dBA

  • Dual DC 12V Water Pump (90 L/hr)

  • Cooling assembly observed weight: 8.4 kg (with full reservoir)

  • Water block observed dimensions: 15 x 59 x 59mm

  • Water block construction: Copper

  • Water block observed weight: 365 gms

  • Quick connect non-spill hose connections

What you get

The package itself is an oxymoron.  Having a computer component coming in a box big enough to ship an Umpa-Lumpa should tell you this isn't a small thing.  Pulling everything out, we see that the contents cover all the bases; the Cooling Tower itself, copper water block, power connector, pass through bracket for hoses/cable, mounting and connection hardware, a 500cc bottle of green UV reactive coolant, refill bottle and manual. 

  


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