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    The knowledge required to build an effective liquid cooling system can be rather intimidating to beginners (not to mention worries about leaks!) This is where the CoolIT ECO A.L.C. comes in: a self-contained liquid cooling setup for your CPU that is easy to install and maintain, and all at an affordable price that is accessible to the masses.



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    Great review Kip, well done. CoolIT makes some great products I definitely like this unit better than the Domino.

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    Unless I missed it, the 3.8GHz overclock did not mention if it was stock voltage or an increase. This would be very pertinant to the temps.

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    heres some tips with this, if you have a AMD, disable cool N quiet so the fans run at 100% the whole time, you wont hear the difference and if you can get a second fan to put on the other side, i havent tested the difference but i think it helps

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    Well done Kip!
    Very interesting results from stock vs. 3.8Ghz though, I guess the Vcore is somewhere from 1.20-1.30v right?

    Are those thumb knurled nobs actually work or you have to use a screwdriver to drive the screws?

    For some reason CoolIt tends to design these mounting screws look like thumbscrews but the knob don't actually work, they just for look and to conceal the screw head. I'm speaking of the Elite here.

    To my observation the ECO is tied with H50 if you reverse the ECO's rad fan to intake the fresh air to cool the rad then its temps will drop.

    I understand the ECO is targeting the mainstream but why they have to use plastic accordance tubing? This type of tube is easily to crack at the ridges overtime if you have to much movement. They should stay with Neoprene. However, I do like the low profile pump/block combo, it's better looking than the bulky H50 pump/block.

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    In regards to the thumbscrews on my ECO 240 they do work. As far as the tubing, Deton I have to agree with you, I would rather see Neoprene tubing. Little Dr D I believe Kip had the Vcore set 1.28v

    I did manage to get Kip a ECO 240 to review, I believe it will be set up with 4 / 120mm fans in a push pull configuration like mine so stay tuned for that review.

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    Sorry for the late reply guys. Been getting ready for a little road-trip.

    The v-core was not stock and I cant find my settings sheet right now but 1.28 sounds right.

    The thumbscrews for the block actually to work great. As for the tubing; yea a little stiff but with the swivels on them they are easy enough to manage.

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    Hard plastic tubing are easy get britles after long period of time, especially it has to deal with heat.

    This is reminding me about those plastic anti-kink coils that I used to use when first started out with WC. It's just breaking off after few months of used, as soon you touch it....SNAP!

    BTW, what was the thermal paste replacement?

    I've tested two Elites but never find out what thermal paste CoolIt uses. I heard they been using AS5. DocDreath, can you confirm on this?

    Damn, AS5 is an old dog, they need use somthing else if it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    I did manage to get Kip a ECO 240 to review, I believe it will be set up with 4 / 120mm fans in a push pull configuration like mine so stay tuned for that review.
    it comes with 4x fans?

    TBH, you won't notice the performance gain with 4 fans unless you replace them with higher RPM/CFM fans.

    The ECO rads are too thin and the fan shrould is too close to the fins. It's look like only 1/8" from the fins, if you can build up this distance then you will have better air flow = better thermal performance.

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    Awesome review.

    Of course, you review one AFTER I buy one last week. It's all good though. Reading this review, makes me just more confident about my purchase. I also have a Tempest EVO case as used in this test so this gives me an idea of what the temps could be like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    it comes with 4x fans?

    TBH, you won't notice the performance gain with 4 fans unless you replace them with higher RPM/CFM fans.

    The ECO rads are too thin and the fan shrould is too close to the fins. It's look like only 1/8" from the fins, if you can build up this distance then you will have better air flow = better thermal performance.
    Not positive but I think you are correct on the AS5 being used by CoolIt.

    We might be using some aftermarket fans but cannot tell you for sure or else someone would have to be dispatched to Canada to kill you. LOL

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    Another great review KIPPER thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Great review Kip, well done. CoolIT makes some great products I definitely like this unit better than the Domino.
    What did you not like about the Domino?

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    Steve is the one who says its better than the domino.

    Me, I like the cleaner look of the ECO compared to the Domino.

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    I didn't say i didn't like it lol, I said I liked the ECO better.

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    Tony the ECO 240 cools just fine with the 4 stock 120mm fans. What I wish it had was a way to control the fan speed yourself, so I'm going to have to try it with a fan controller next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Tony the ECO 240 cools just fine with the 4 stock 120mm fans. What I wish it had was a way to control the fan speed yourself, so I'm going to have to try it with a fan controller next.
    Your saying it comes with 4 fans?

    Wow, what is the RPM & CFM?

    I guess you have to rewired those wires.

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