Tide Water All in One VGA Liquid Cooling Module Review
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Review By Clay Angelly - March 21, 2006
PACKAGING AND BUNDLE
Thermaltake always does a good job packaging their products securely and the
Tide Water is no different. The Tide Water is secured in a good layer of heavy
duty foam padding within a sturdy cardboard box.
Thermaltake Tide Water - Box Front
Thermaltake Tide Water - Box Back
As you can see, both ends of the unit are well secured so there's no room for sliding around during shipment. This is especially important, of course, with a unit containing liquid.
Thermaltake Tide Water - Box Open
Inside you'll find the Tide Water which is a single piece of encased hardware. Out the end of it are two flexible cooling tubes. Quality tubing is very important and I was happy with Thermaltake's choice. It's very flexible (has
a good bend radius) without kinking. This is vital as you'll likely need to route the water block in different ways depending on your case layout.
The tubes are very tightly secured by tension clamps on both ends. I ran the Tide Water for 24 hour leak test outside of my case before installing and never detected any signs of leakage.
Another nice touch is the braided molex power line. This attention to detail
holds true throughout the build quality of Tide Water.