Thursday, January 7th 2021

Thermaltake Presents the Next-Gen THOUGHLIQUID ULTRA and TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync AIO CPU Liquid Cooler

Thermaltake, the leading PC component brand offering premium solutions for cooling, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, today is proud to announce the TOUGHLIQUID Series, the newest member of the Thermaltake AIO liquid cooler line up. TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA and TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync are built using the TOUGHFAN 12 high-performance fans to deliver superior cooling performance and stability for system builders. Offering a variety of models, supporting radiators sizes including 240mm, 280mm and 360mm, equipped with a LED display or RGB on the pump.

"Intuitive hardware monitoring and advanced personalization are what the THOUGLIQUID ULTRA series brings to the market," said Kenny Lin, the CEO of Thermaltake. "The important information like CPU temperature, frequency, and performance usage can be displayed in real-time on the smart 2.1" LCD monitor. Users can also personalize the display with GIF pictures or with custom RGB lighting modes through our RGB software. Thermaltake is giving PC builders even more customization options with this next-gen AIO watercooler."
TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA series
The TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA comes packed with additional features and upgrades, including the high-performance TOUGHFAN 12 Turbo series radiator fans with an impressive 2,500RPM maximum speed offering stronger airflow for enhanced cooling. This new fan incorporates the 2nd-generation hydraulic bearing and LCP blades for maximum cooling performance and quiet operation. The TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA features a redesigned radiator with more fin surface area for excellent thermal efficiency and is now available in 240mm or 360mm form factors. The integrated water pump comes with a full copper base plate for outstanding heat conductivity and the entire cooler comes pre-refilled for zero maintenance and long-lasting operation.

The water block mounted LCD screen is able to display real-time monitoring of multiple hardware components, lighting effects, and customized GIF files featuring out new TT RGB Plus 2.0 software. Sync up with other TT RGB Plus products to create beautiful lighting effects, across multiple levels, all from our NEW 2.0 Software.

TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync
The TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync follows in the series designed more budget-friendly, adding some RGB instead of an LCD screen, gain great performance with our high-performance TOUGHFAN 12 radiator fans with 2,000RPM for strong airflow and enhanced radiator cooling. The TOUGHFAN utilized the same fan bearing and blades as the ULTRA series for superior cooling performance and quiet operation. This ARGB Sync Edition also uses the same upgraded radiator with more fin surface area and will be available in 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm form factors.

Six addressable LEDs are embedded in the pump block. Featuring a copper cold plate design and rotatable LED cap with 360° rotational orientation. Built-in controller integrated with the water saves space without the need for an external controller to manage, allowing users to connect and set lighting modes, speeds, and colors. SYNC UP the TOUGHLIQUID ARGB to a variety of 5V+ capable motherboards for easy SYNC and control of the RGB all from one software.

Backed by a limited 2-year warranty, TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA, and TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync will be available in the USA and Canada in Q1 2021.

MSRP
  • TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA 240: $209.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA 360: $239.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 240 $119.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 280 $129.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 360 $149.99
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17 Comments on Thermaltake Presents the Next-Gen THOUGHLIQUID ULTRA and TOUGHLIQUID ARGB Sync AIO CPU Liquid Cooler

#2
DeathtoGnomes
MSRP
  • TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA 240: $209.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ULTRA 360: $239.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 240 $119.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 280 $129.99
  • TOUGHLIQUID ARGB 360 $149.99
I'm sure pricing is affect by the tariffs, but do these seem a bit higher that usual for these sizes?:rolleyes: $90 for the ultra version just for some small LCD screen is a bit much versus paying extra for ARGB ( Just say NO!).

Also, where is the 420 (3x140) model? :p :eek:
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#3
RH92
LMAO charging 210$ for a 240 AIO ( Kraken X53 MSRP is 130$ one of the most expensive in the market ) .... don't know what they are smoking at Thermaltake HQ but it must be top quality !
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#4
Sirpipeknight
RH92
LMAO charging 210$ for a 240 AIO ( Kraken X53 MSRP is 130$ one of the most expensive in the market ) .... don't know what they are smoking at Thermaltake HQ but it must be top quality !
Yea it's crazy...till you realize their $210 aio is competing directly with the kraken z63... Which is currently $250.
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#5
dicktracy
DeathtoGnomes
I'm sure pricing is affect by the tariffs, but do these seem a bit higher that usual for these sizes?:rolleyes: $90 for the ultra version just for some small LCD screen is a bit much versus paying extra for ARGB ( Just say NO!).

Also, where is the 420 (3x140) model? :p :eek:
They're using their premium Toughfan 12 fans that performs around the same as Noctua's A12x25 fan that sells for $35 a piece.
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#6
hellrazor
Somebody misspelled the title.
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#7
Chrispy_
"Thermaltake, the leading PC component brand offering premium solutions..."

Their press releases always start like this and it irks me.

What metric, exactly, are Thermaltake leading in? Number of gimmick features pushed onto conusmers? Number of designs stolen from other companies? Number of frivolous lawsuits filed against companies they stole ideas from? Number of independent reviewers blacklisted for calling out their shady shit?

That covers the first part of the opening sentence. The next point of contention is "premium solutions". Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING Thermaltake make is cheap and nasty. It's craptastic plastic, sloppy tolerances, corners cut, short warranties, poor QC and that would be bad enough if they were innovative, original designs but they're not - they're usually straight up copies of other products. Their top-end, highest-grade product is the Level 20 which is at least original, but still suffers from cheap injection mouldings and low-quality ports, fans, and filters. Everyone can, and should, do better than Thermaltake.
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#8
Oberon
dicktracy
They're using their premium Toughfan 12 fans that performs around the same as Noctua's A12x25 fan that sells for $35 a piece.
I've yet to see any decent instrumented testing to confirm this, especially on a radiator.
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#9
TechLurker
You know, I loved when Thermaltake was more innovative and a bit quirky, back in the late 90s early 2000s. Their SwordM and Taichi aluminum cases with the built-in cooling solution, their 2 attempts at cases with an integrated chilled cooling system, their Tidewater GPU AIO solution that made a spiritual comeback via Asetek and Dell, and all the oddball 5.25 bay options, including a car-type cigarette lighter w/ cup holder, a car-based LCD pop out screen, their old-fashioned fan control bays, and their attempt at a primitive version of a 2 PCs/1 Case via the Mozart (before most other case makers started offering 2-PCs-in-1 cases).

Now they just sell mostly rebranded stuff, and a few clones of other concepts (such as their take on CaseLab's approach to case design).
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#10
bonehead123
Chrispy_
"Thermaltake, the leading PC component brand offering premium solutions..."

Their press releases always start like this and it irks me.

What metric, exactly, are Thermaltake leading in? Number of gimmick features pushed onto conusmers? Number of designs stolen from other companies? Number of frivolous lawsuits filed against companies they stole ideas from? Number of independent reviewers blacklisted for calling out their shady shit?

That covers the first part of the opening sentence. The next point of contention is "premium solutions". Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING Thermaltake make is cheap and nasty. It's craptastic plastic, sloppy tolerances, corners cut, short warranties, poor QC and that would be bad enough if they were innovative, original designs but they're not - they're usually straight up copies of other products. Their top-end, highest-grade product is the Level 20 which is at least original, but still suffers from cheap injection mouldings and low-quality ports, fans, and filters. Everyone can, and should, do better than Thermaltake.
^^THIS^^

I've been saying this for at least 2-3 years now, to no avail I might add :)

IMO, the REAL question is:

If EVERYBODY is the "LEADER" in their respective product lines, as EVERY friggin press release would seem to indicate, then who the hell is considered the #2, 3, 4 etc mfgr's ?
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#11
Khonjel
bonehead123
^^THIS^^

I've been saying this for at least 2-3 years now, to no avail I might add :)

IMO, the REAL question is:

If EVERYBODY is the "LEADER" in their respective product lines, as EVERY friggin press release would seem to indicate, then who the hell is considered the #2, 3, 4 etc mfgr's ?
Would you be happy if your significant other proudly tells you, you're her second best lover? Nobody wants to admit they're second best. Everybody's a winner in their own viewpoint. And if they're not, they won't admit it.
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#12
Spartoz
They should have waited a bit longer to post these renderings... Lot of noise on these images
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#13
Caring1
Spartoz
They should have waited a bit longer to post these renderings... Lot of noise on these images
I can't hear them. ;)
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#15
ps000000
Direct fight with NZXT Kraken Z series.
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#16
DeathtoGnomes
Khonjel
Would you be happy if your significant other proudly tells you, you're her second best lover? Nobody wants to admit they're second best. Everybody's a winner in their own viewpoint. And if they're not, they won't admit it.
What? you mean you're not your own best "friend"?
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#17
Turmania
Not a fan of the brand itself but I do believe pricing is at lower end of it's competition.
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