Light up your RAM with Thermaltake’s WaterRam and Pacific R1

Thermaltake is well known for their cases and cooling parts, among other things, but the company has expanded its reach once again. It sells RAM now. No, really—check out Thermaltake's WaterRam RGB liquid-cooling memory.

Each module comes equipped with a heatspreader formed from 2-mm-thick aluminum that is flat on the top and has screw holes for mounting the waterblock's nickel-plated-copper baseplate. Once you've attached the baseplate, affix the RGB-LED-laden waterblock on the top and hook it into your custom liquid-cooling loop.

Thermaltake is careful to note that you don't have to use the waterblock with its WaterRam, because you should still get solid cooling performance from air flowing over the large heatspreaders. Buying WaterRam and not using the included waterblock seems like a bit of a waste to us, though. After all, you'd miss out on that glorious RGB lighting, which can be synchronized with addressable LED lighting on Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock motherboards.

Alternatively, if you're just after some RGB LEDs to light up that dark spot next to your CPU socket, there's the Pacific R1 Plus memory lighting kit. This is a plastic shroud that you can snap on over your actual RAM to add addressable RGB LED lighting in place of your boring old non-RGB memory modules. It also supports synchronization with most vendors' lighting schemata, and jokes aside, could seriously improve the look of an RGB-heavy system.

To be clear, the memory included with the WaterRam is normal Hynix DDR4 memory clocked at 3200 MT/s with 16-cycles CAS latency. Thermaltake is currently only offering 8GB modules in sets of two or four. If you've seen all you need to see and must order right now, you can do so at Thermaltake's TT Premium web shop: The 16GB WaterRam kit will run you $250, and the 32GB kit costs $440. The Pacific R1 Plus memory lighting kit will be $60 when it comes into stock.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 11 months ago

    RAM doesn’t need cooling.
    RAM doesn’t need lights.

    If your wallet is plagued with excess money, you want to add some unncessary power draw to your CPU and some flow resistance to your water loop, then this is for you. Lots of other things might be for you too, check out AudioQuest, to start off with.

      • Ummagumma
      • 11 months ago

      Agreed.

      This “RGB everywhere” (except the US Supreme Court, I hear she is sick) and see-through case phenomenon has overstayed it’s welcome far too long.

      On the other hand, the world of “high end audio” never really died, but it has shrunk from it’s past prominence to some extent.

    • Waco
    • 11 months ago

    I was hoping 2019 would be the year of “oh shit, RGB is stupid”. 🙁

      • sweatshopking
      • 11 months ago

      Buddy here in town sold his PC on Kijiji because he was buying a new one [i<] specifically for [/i<] RGB on everything. So he built a new system with RGB parts and now his life is somehow better?

      • Krogoth
      • 11 months ago

      Nah, RGB LEDs are going to around for a while until the next silly gimmick comes along.

      RGB LEDs didn’t come out of nowhere either. They were an evolution of LED fans that started back in the mid-2000s.

        • Waco
        • 11 months ago

        I was the proud owner of a fully plexiglass case back in the early 2000s festooned with light strips, light up fans, etc. I even had an LCD screen on the front of it at one point for status output (okay, that was actually useful).

        I still wish this crap would die. There have to be more things to spend R&D dollars on than gimmicks!

          • Usacomp2k3
          • 11 months ago

          I had cold cathode tubes in case. DFI LanParty nForce2 ftw! UV reactive cable sleeves and the whole shebang.

            • shaq_mobile
            • 11 months ago

            Ah man I had that Mobo 🙂

            Oh the memories…

            What happened to dfi? I forgot about them.

            • Chrispy_
            • 11 months ago

            They went bust like so many of the enthusiast brands catering only to enthusiasts.

            Asus/MSI/Gigabyte/Asrock make mostly cheap boring stuff which pays the bills. Their high end stuff which you see the reviews of only makes up an insignificant percentage of their annual turnover.

            • Waco
            • 11 months ago

            I loved DFI back in the day. Had an original LanParty nForce2, a Blood Iron P35 (that I blew the VRMs off of any they replaced it!), and I currently have a LanParty Dark hanging on my office wall.

            It’s too bad they went under, they always seemed to have very well designed boards and excellent support.

    • Krogoth
    • 11 months ago

    I can taste the rainbow from here.

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