Reviews and Problems with CoolIT Systems ECO A.L.C.
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7 June 2010
Conclusion: After all the testing the CoolIt ECO A.L.C. proved to be pretty much just like all other similar coolers. With its stock fan the performance was just on par with the Corsair, but it also was a bit noisier. With the reference fan it lost to the Corsair by three degrees, which may not seem much, but is a difference when considering the coolers cost just about the same. The ECO A.L.C.
Pros: Easy installation, Very low profile block/pump
Cons: Stiff tubes, Plastic fittings, No vibration dampening for the fan
Excerpt: It's always interesting to see what comes out of the labs at CoolIT Systems. We saw many of their new innovations at CES 2010 and were pretty impressed with what we glimpsed . While I wasn't able to get a look first hand due to a pre-show injury that didn't sate my intrigue when they announced the product we're reviewing …
Summary: If you've always wanted to watercool your computer, now is the time. The ECO is by far the easiest watercooling setup I have ever used, and with a MSRP of $74.99 it is a great value and is cheaper than some of the air-cooling setups we've tested in the past.
Pros: Good Performance, Simple Installation, Extremely affordable MSRP, Maintenance Free!
Cons: Might be a tight fit in some cases, be sure your case has room for the radiator!
Excerpt: For this review I am going to be looking at a product from a company that is relatively new to me, whilst I have heard of them I have never actually used any of their products. The company is CoolIT Systems and the product I will be looking at is their ECO A.L.C pre assembled liquid cooling system. I admit I am not entirely convinced about this type of all in one liquid cooling but I go into this review with an open mind.
Cons: Excellent cooling capabilities., Reasonably quiet., Reasonably priced for its performance., Looks good (in my opinion)., A little awkward to fit.
Conclusion: The CoolIT ECO A.L.C. is a good watercooling bundle for users with little or no WC’ing experience. It will never outperform a bespoke traditional watercooling setup, but it does score better temperatures than most Air CPU coolers with little effort and at lower noise levels. Although it performs very well at idle CPU temperatures; when operating under increased CPU stress it does seem to struggle slightly.
Conclusion: CoolIT have done it. They’ve not just created a watercooling kit for a low £80; they’ve simplified watercooling so much so that neither is it a scary thought or difficult to install. You don’t need to cut holes in your case and install countless components, the Domino A.L.C simply slots straight into your system with minimal fuss.