As much as I love all-in-one CPU coolers, I can’t deny that my interest in them has waned over the years. It’s not that current models are boring, of course; it’s just the fact that at this point, the coolers been refined so much, it’s hard to make them exciting. In a way, that’s actually a good thing, even if it is a little boring.
It’s for that reason that Thermaltake’s Pacific RL240, which it teased at last summer’s Computex and again in September, caught my attention. It might still be an AIO solution, but it’s a DIY AIO solution. That makes it perfect for those who want to install a proper water cooling solution in their rig, but not have to source every little component. At that point, it’s about as complicated as picking parts to build a computer, if not more so.
As you can see in the shot above, Thermaltake includes everything you need to get up-and-running, including the coolant. It’s probably pretty obvious that this will only cool your CPU, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Thermaltake added a CPU+GPU option down-the-road.
The coolant in the above shot looks pink (at least, to me), but Thermaltake’s press release says that it’s red. That’s something that’s backed-up with another press shot of the entire kit installed:
We’re not quite sure when the RL240 will be released, nor do we know its pricing. As soon as we find out, we’ll update this post. All I can tell you at this point is… this is one cool piece of kit. Yes, I did that deliberately.