As flash storage becomes the latest PC component to succumb to the temptation of flashy LEDs and oversized coolers, PC suppliers are more than willing to indulge the excesses of builders. Those with more money than sense may want to check out TeamGroup’s latest all-in-one liquid cooler. Not only will the T-Force Siren Duo360 ARGB cooler (just rolls off the tongue, right?) cool your CPU with bright LED goodness, it’ll cool your fancy M.2 SSD too.
Tom’s Hardware spotted the new design, scheduled to roll out to the usual retail outlets sometime in November. The pre-configured loop of the cooler includes double transparent water blocks for the CPU and the SSD, compatible with all the latest hardware designs, including Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5 sockets. The SSD cooler works with M.2 modules up to 80mm long, and yes, that includes cutting-edge PCIe Gen-5 models. If you’re feeling creative, the RGB LED lighting module on top of the SSD waterblock can be magnetically detached and attached elsewhere in your case. The various lights are compatible with LED management software from Asus, Asrock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI.
Doing the thermal work is a 396mm long water block with three 120mm fans, naturally adorned with their own LEDs. TeamGroup claims that when it’s all configured and ready, it can reduce the operating temperature of a fully loaded Gen 5 SSD by “over 50%” from 100.°C. Of course to actually use the full system, you’ll need a motherboard that exposes its M.2 slots somewhere within reach of the tube going to and from both the radiator and the CPU – 430mm and 230mm, respectively. Break out the rulers before you buy it.
And how much does it cost, say? The whole kit and caboodle will set you back $399 when it launches next month. That’s a lot, but honestly, if your system is so powerful and runs so hot that you need custom liquid cooling just for your storage, it might just be worth it.