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Symphony from Thermaltake – also calledCL-W0040 – is an external liquid cooling system originally targeted to home theater PCs, but there is nothing wrong on using it together with a regular PC. Since we hadn’t this product with us for enough time for performing an in-depth review, we’ve just created this new section called “First Look”, where we will be talking about products without making any in-depth benchmarking or testing, due to lack of time or due to lack of a correct methodology for benchmarking the product.

This product draw our attention by its size: 3.60 feet high (1.10 meters). Its design, however, makes it looks like a home theater speaker and not a cooling device. That’s why Thermaltake is targeting this product to home theater market segment.

Thermaltake SymphonyFigure 1: Thermaltake Symphony. Pay attention to its height.

The system has a huge heatsink measuring 28.5″ x 4.72″ (72 x 12 cm) and using five 120 mm fans rotating at 1,400 rpm.

Thermaltake SymphonyFigure 2: Detail from the grill, pay attention on the radiator fans.

Together with Symphony comes a copper block.

Thermaltake SymphonyFigure 3: Copper block that comes with the product.

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Symphony uses two 12 V pumps with a pumping capacity of  23.78 gallons per hour (90 liters/hour) and a reservoir.

Thermaltake SymphonyFigure 4: Thermaltake Symphony from inside.

Thermaltake SymphonyFigure 5: The other side of the radiator.

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Thermaltake Symphony (CL-W0040) main features are:

  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.1 x 42.9 inches (15 x 10.5 x 110 cm)
  • Radiator Dimensions: 4.7 x 1.3 x 28.1 inches (12 x 3.3 x 72 cm)
  • Weight: 30.8 pounds (14 Kg)
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fans: Five120 mm fans rotating at 1,400 rpm with a 16 dB noise level
  • Pumps: Two 12 V pumps with a pumping capacity of 23.78 gallons per hour (90 liters/hour)
  • Comes with reservoir
  • Duration of the cooling liquid: 10,000 hours
  • Comes with copper block (0.59 x 2.32 x 2.32 inches – 15 x 59 x 59 mm)
  • Usage: Sockets 478, 775, 462, 754 and 939.
  • More information: https://www.thermaltake.com
  • Average price in the USA*: USD 350.00

* Researched on https://www.pricewatch.com/ on the day we published this review.[nextpage title=”Conclusions”]

Symphony design is really stylish, but we think its main drawback is its price. It will reach the US stores on first week of September at USD 350, a high price even for mature markets like the USA. So it is a product for those fortunate ones willing to spend a lot of money in a stylish external water cooling device.