Installation and Clearance Issues
The accessory bags in this kit could be overwhelming. But there is nothing to worry about as Water 3.0 ARGB comes with an easy to read and following the instructional manual on how to get this unit installed. This kit comes with everything you need to mount the motherboard tray socket and secure the CPU pump in place. The whole installation takes just under 5 minutes. Once you have secured the CPU cooler bracket in place you are pretty much done at this point. You have an option to mount the CPU block in any directions you would please and still have plenty of clearance for the hoses. For this installation, I have chosen to mount the radiator hoses to the bottom of the CPU socket.
The CPU I am using in this review is i7 9700k. Water 3.0 ARGB covers the entire CPU socket and to be honest, looks great! There is about 20mm of clearance on each side of the CPU block so you shouldn’t face any space issues with this AIO cooler.