The Liqtech TR4 II is an updated unit just like the Liqtech II we saw above so there will be a lot of similarities here with the exception being mounting since this cooler is only usable for the TR4 socket applications.
Here we see that compared to the Liqtech II from the previous page the accessories are far fewer thanks mostly to the omission of the need for alternate mounting mechanisms. The Mounting bracket is fixed to the block and the only parts needed are screws to thread into the ILM of the TR4 socket and nuts to mount the pump to the posts. then, of course, fan mounting fasteners.
The fans are Enermax TB Pressure PWM model fans. They have an effective RPM range of 500 – 2,300 RPM and believe me, when they get to the upper echelon of their RPM range you will know it. They make some serious noise and well if you’re going to claim 500W+ capability you are gonna need some serious airflow to evacuate as much heat as possible from the medium. Keep in mind this fact especially for Threadripper as these chips dump a ton of heat and therefore you will hear this if its in a production rig where the CPU is pegged at full load consistently. But, with a regular user you would rarely hear them ramp.
When deciding the RGB solution, Enermax gives you options. Ths controller is for manually adjusting or controlling the on pump lighting. It uses a SATA power cable to feed it and allows adjustability with multiple modes and effects along with control of mode speed and etc. If you would like to sync it with the rest of your system though it can plug into any standard 3-pin ARGB connector from the motherboard and even includes a Gigabyte RGB adapter since they tend to use a specialized connector for their motherboard solutions.
Here we see the Liqtech TR4 II and as noted previously, you can see that the two units are similar with only the mounting and pump cold plate being different. The pump head and cold plate are elongated to fully cover the IHS of the significantly larger Threadripper processors.For the test platform, we went with the Intel 8700K on the Asus Maximus X Formula and a 2990WX on the Zenith Extreme Alpha. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro x64.
|Case Type||Dimastech Easy XL|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 8700K (Amazon)|
AMD Threadripper 2990WX ()
|Motherboard||ASUS Maximus X Formula (Amazon)|
ASUS Zenith Extreme alpha
|RAM||32GB (4x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LED 3200MHz C16 (Amazon)|
|CPU Cooler||Enermax Liqtech II 360 (Amazon)|
Enermax Liqtech TR4 II 360 (Amazon)
|Hard Drives||Samsung 960 EVO 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe (Amazon)|
Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SATA (Amazon)
|Optical||LG BD-RW BH16NS40|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition|
|Monitor||ASUS PG27AQ 4K 60Hz GSYNC (Amazon)|
|Case Fans||1 x 140mm Mosfet / CPU / RAM cooling fan|
1 x 140mm PCI-E Cooling Fan
|Testing PSU||Thermaltake XT 1475W Gold (Amazon)|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 (Amazon)|
|Keyboard||Logitech Pro eSPORTS Keyboard (Amazon)|
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