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    Default CoolIT ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler review

    All contained liquid cooling systems have been all the rage lately thanks to their cooling potential, ease of installation, size and cost. With the competition growing in this market, CoolIT are back to show the world that they are still the pioneers of this technology and as such have released the ECO A.L.C. Their previous Domino A.L.C solution showed that CoolIT were innovators in their field but performance was somewhat lacking in our own review given the power hungry i7 920. The ECO is aimed at rectifying this problem, while delivering the solution at a lower cost.

    With the traditional heatsink design becoming ever bigger to increase efficiency, an All Liquid Cooling (A.L.C) solution is growingly appealing to users who want the benefits of liquid cooling accommodated in a sm....

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    So I don't get it. Would this be better than my H50?

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    Yeah... How can they review this and not compare it to H50 :confused:

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    I have seen to head to head reviews of the Domino against the H50 and the Domino was a couple of degrees cooler at idle and load. But, who knows unless you test them yourself.

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    I've seen reviews where the ECO has failed, badly. 100+ degrees on load with an overclocked i7 cpu, and major design flaws.. i think i might stick with a H50, personally will wait for a review i can trust :P

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    We have the ECO coming sometime in late May, I guess we will find out then. Don't forget for each review where one failed there were 10 where they did not fail you have to wonder why ?

    Sometimes it's bad mounting, or to much thermal paste, never use the stock paste, most times there's to much applied to the heatsink.

    We also have the new CoolIt Elite Review coming up next month, so stay tuned for that review, it may have some decent results with the new pump.

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    Why does nobody ever post pics of the internals in their reviews? That drives me nuts. Build quality, especially internal, is a major factor in my buying decisions. I can always clean up or modify exterior aesthetics, but I am forced to rely on manufacturers for high quality innards.

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    We post innards pics, take a look at all of Deton's GPU blocks reviews

    Mind you, it is a bit difficult to pull apart a self-contained pre-built value product like the Eco. Keep in mind at this price point I would not categorize it as a "high quality" performance system. It is a value product, designed for a specific use and performance. It's nowhere the same league as the DIY stuff from Swiftech, Danger Den, Koolance, etc, etc. One GPU block of theirs is the same price as this entire kit.

    As for the reviews, I do think sometimes people have unreasonable expectations about performance on occasion. A $100 pre-built water kit is NOT going to cool a Core i7 at 4.0GHz effectively. That's unreasonable and whomever thinks that is gonna happen is dreaming. A water coolnig product to do that will cost triple. Some people (NOT implying you Earth) forget that and want superior performance for next to nothing price. Not gonna happen.

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    I admit that my previous post was a partial truth. I have no intention of ever buying one of these products. What I do have, is a friend in the States I'm trying to break away from air-cooling. But he is not ready for a real liquid cooling system. I have been looking at these tourist LC units as a way to begin his journey. They cost next to nothing, and I could easily just have one shipped to him; but, every time I'm thinking of pulling that trigger, the problem of lackluster quality rears its head and I just can't do it.

    So... how do you get someone into LC without overwhelming them with a completely custom system?

    I myself, have a ridiculous amount of money wrapped up in LC. I'm a bad example where it comes to enticing others into the hobby.

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    i can "attempt" a review of mine when i get it tomorrow and will probably be able to finalize it by Wednesday
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    Do you by chance have the H50 to do a comparison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIPPER View Post
    Do you by chance have the H50 to do a comparison?
    nope

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    if someone can give me a basic outline of what i should be looking for in a review that would help

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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    if someone can give me a basic outline of what i should be looking for in a review that would help
    Here's the most important one.. Have fun

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    I would just concentrate on temps, compare them to your current cooler tell us how you found the install process of the unit. The best thing I could suggest is look at the reviews we have done hear and try to follow the same formula so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I would just concentrate on temps, compare them to your current cooler tell us how you found the install process of the unit. The best thing I could suggest is look at the reviews we have done hear and try to follow the same formula so to speak.

    too bad i cant compare the sound (my case fans and gpu fans are really loud)

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