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HYTE THICC Q60 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

HYTE THICC Q60 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

All-in-one CPU liquid coolers have been around for more than a decade, and over the years we've seen innovations in both form and function from various companies. This extends to RGB lighting, pump housing fans, LCD screens, cableless designs, and more. This time, we have a cooler that has taken things to another level, performance and design wise. The HYTE THICC Q60 really shakes things up, which might seem a bit surprising coming from a 240mm AIO. But if you know anything about HYTE, they like to shake things up, and so far it's worked out pretty well for them. With the largest LCD screen we've seen on an AIO, a THICC (Technology Harnessing Innovative Chonk for Cooling) radiator, dual pumps, and more, the Q60 is poised to be a dominant force. Follow along as you take a look at this unique CPU cooler.

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Explanations


HYTE THICC Q60
HYTE THICC Q60

Packaging

Right out of the gate, HYTE has done something different with the Q60. The outer box features a psychedelic color swirl design, with THICC branding on the front. You'll have no clue what's inside the box.

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Around the back is a picture of the cooler, with some callouts for features, package contents, specifications, and a bit of marketing material.

HYTE THICC Q60

With the lid open, you'll probably notice a fresh new scent in your surroundings. This is because HYTE has designed the box with a small fragrance pad to add to the unboxing experience. A cool touch, but certainly one that adds value to the overall package. To get to the cooler, you must first tear off the paper seal on the cardboard shell inside the box. This is another cool unboxing feature, but again, one that probably adds some cost to the cooler. The molded cardboard shell inside the box is designed to keep the components in place and secure, and it looks like it's the end result.

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An additional layer of protection, in the form of a cardstock sleeve, was placed over the radiator and the already attached fan. That's a nice touch, because opening up your brand new AIO only to find damaged radiator fins is never fun.

HYTE THICC Q60

Accessories

Included with the THICC Q60 is a physical installation guide, as well as a pouch containing all the required hardware for various of the most common current platforms from AMD and Intel. HYTE offers additional mounting hardware options for platforms such as Intel's Socket 2011 and 2066, as well as AMD's TR4.

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In addition to the mounting hardware, there's a breakout cable that connects the Q60 to your system. HYTE designed the Q60, and many of their new PC components, with a cable-less design for the most part. This dual-USB Type-C cable attaches to the radiator housing, and breaks into a USB 2.0 plug, a 4-pin PWM plug, and a 6-pin PCIe power plug. I will cover this cable in more detail later in this review.

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