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Thermaltake Tribe Water Cooling Kit

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology
Supplied by: Thermaltake Technology
Price: $190

by Jeremy Lawrence (9/23/2005)



With more and more components coming out that require increasing amounts of power, systems are running hotter than ever.  To keep these systems running stable, we have to keep them cool.  There are many different solutions to accomplish this, and one that is constantly increasing in popularity is water cooling.

So what makes a water cooler worth it's salt?  Well, probably the most important is its performance.  Another important factor is the ease of installation while not forgetting about noise levels.  Today, we're going to look at these factors and how well the Thermaltake's newest water cooling kit, the Tt Tribe handles them.  The Thermaltake Tribe breaks the traditional H2O mold from Thermaltake in its being an external unit.  Let's take a closer look.


Water Block

  • Application: Intel LGA775, Intel P4 478 pin, AMD K7, AMD K8, AMD Sempron

  • Construction: Copper / Acrylic

Water Pump

  • Rated voltage: 12v

  • Pump rate: 31.7 gph (120 lph)

  • Sound level: 20 dBA

  • Single three pin power connector

  • Internal blue LED in pump housing


  • Dimensions: 122 x 165mm

  • Radiator Construction: Aluminum with Copper Pipes

  • Fan Construction: Plastic with Blue LED

  • Fan size: 120mm

  • Fan speed: Variable rate 1300 ~ 2800 RPM

  • Sound level: 16 ~ 30  dBA

  • Air volume:  36.6 ~ 98.7 CFM

What you get

The Thermaltake Tribe comes with everything you need.  The radiator, reservoir, cooling fan and tubing are all contained within an external Unit.  The kit also includes the Water Block, an H-clip that supports most any form factor (including 478, 775, K7, K8, Socket A), 3/8" OD Hosing, Adapter Plug, Screws, PCI Slot Cover for routing the hoses, Easy Fill tank and a beautifully illustrated manual that will walk a first-timer through the installation with ease.



Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - Components
Pg 3 - Installation
Pg 4 - Performance
Pg 5 - Conclusion


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