So far the CPU temperatures are about what I was getting when I aired cooled this pc. From that perspective I’m not to happy with the Thermaltake ProWater 850i. However a few things should be kept in mind. I do still have the bad bend in the tubing leaving the waterblock going into the radiator. This could be reducing the overall cooling performance. Currently this machine is also running two less cooling fans than previous. The small case door fan and the heatsink fan are no longer a part of the machine. I’d venture a guess that the slight kink in the tubing is a major issue that I need to resolve. Along with two less case fans this could easily account for the less than stellar temperature reduction using the liquid cooling.
At this point I would say if you looking for an entry level liquid cooling system that isn’t overly complicated to setup. Then the Thermaltake ProWater 850i Liquid Cooling System should be on your short list. I would prefer the manual and online PDF have a little more comprehensive instructions. In regards to setup and doing initial testing of the components outside of the case. Something I did not do. Overall for the money I think this Thermaltake liquid cooling kit is worth it. My feeling is that my current higher than expected CPU temperatures are most likely do to the tubing issue. And not a failure of the product itself.
I’m not sure what I expected from the UV tubing. All I know is with the PrimoCHILL Clear with a UV Green Dye Bomb for liquid inside of the UV tubing I’m not seeing anything stellar in regards to color. Maybe I should have used another color dye bomb. Honestly I would prefer to find the pre-mixed color next time instead of the clear then adding the bomb.
No one ever gave me an answer. I found out for myself. So far the answer is yes it can. It should be kept in mind that my setup has changed slightly since the pictures above were taken. But the setup is still fairly close to the original photos.