Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

It is no surprise the Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 is the expanded version of the 240mm variant, and both the performance and usability match this train of thought. The TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 offers a good set of features, with a full aluminum radiator and a copper base, all connected with flexible braided rubber tubes. The three retail TOUGHFAN 12 Turbo fans perform well in moving air while staying relatively quiet. The real showpiece is its rotating screen on top of the CPU block, which lets users customize their experience and make it personal. Mounting the TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 is a straightforward process, although I would have liked to see the same mechanism between AMD and Intel sockets for a consistent installation workflow. In our testing, this 360mm AIO cooler was very capable of delivering excellent cooling performance, reducing heat better than its competition by several degrees. On the other hand, this came at the sacrifice of noise output, as the TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 was also louder than anything else we have tested. While the fans were quiet in operation, the pump noise was audible with a continuous hum, and this is just the tradeoff we have between noise and performance. The other area of improvement that Thermaltake should fix is their TT RGB Plus 2.0 software, which is usable at best, but could be refined for stability and user experience. Finally, I would have liked a more hidden USB connection to the screen. At the time of the review, the Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 can be had for around $220. While this is not exactly cheap, this does take into account the full LCD screen that is placed on top and retail-grade fans included. As well, this price is cheaper than any of its competition with a full color display, making the TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 a reasonable choice so that you can be as tasteful as you want in your personalization.

Thermaltake provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.

The Thermaltake TOUGHLIQUID Ultra 360 offers solid performance with a full-colored LCD screen to let you customize your build as you desire.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion