Reviews - CoolIt Domino ALC CPU Cooler
Sample Provided by: CoolIt (By Tazz on Sun, Aug-02-2009)

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    Having previously reviewed the sealed water cooling kits (Siberian Tiger & Siberian Tiger II) from NorthQ which are based off of the Asetek water cooling systems. I feel I have a good idea at what the cooling potential of the Domino ALC is going to be. Looking over the packaging though, one can easily see that the CoolIT Domino ALC offers a few additional features that the other coolers are lacking. Will this be enough to sway consumers in favor of the Domino ALC? We will just have to see.


    


  Slipping the contents of the box out, we can see that the Domino ALC is sandwiched in a clam shell style package to ensure that the product arrives at your doorstep undamaged. The accessories and extra brackets are held in place toward one side, while the Domino ALC is neatly tucked away in the other side.




  Looking at the above image we can see that the Domino ALC offers a display readout to show you the coolers current cooling state (Quiet, Performance, and Full), current temperature of the coolant, as well as the fan and pump RPMs. Looking at the right edge you will see a recessed area where the mode switch is located. The Domino ALC is designed to mount to the rear of the chassis in place of your standard rear exhaust fan. With the display being mounted to the radiator, its oblivious that it is meant to work with a windowed chassis. This simply means that the user is going to have to remove the side panel of their chassis to change between modes.

Features:

Domino A.L.C. offers the technological advantages of liquid cooling by efficiently transporting damaging heat away from the CPU as well as reducing overall chassis temperature levels. The system provides incredible thermal headroom, keeping pace with advances in processor technology and thus supporting the ability to maximize the performance of high performance PCs.

Users have the option to switch between three operation modes with the simple push of a button satisfying the need for quiet or the desire for over clocking performance. Domino A.L.C. is the only cooling solution with an integrated display providing system status as well as audible alerts if attention is required. The advanced micro-controller auto-regulates performance to ensure continuous protection for maintaining CPU reliability.

The compact Domino A.L.C. is factory sealed ready to be quickly and easily installed into the most crowded chassis. Mounting hardware for Intel 775/1366 and AMD AM2+ processors is included along with a specially engineered retention mechanism which ensures an optimum interface with the CPU and limits the weight on the motherboard to well below the maximum specified by CPU manufacturers.

This system of carefully designed and selected components will provide over 50,000 hours or worry free operation backed by an unprecedented 2 year manufacturer warranty.


User Interface
  • High contrast backlit LCD
  • Single push button control for configuring operation mode and temperature scale
  • Audible status alerts

Operation Modes (Fan Speeds)

  • Quiet: 1100-2500 RPM
  • Performance*: 1100-2500 RPM
  • Full: 2900 RPM

*System automatically increases cooling performance at an increased rate compared to Quiet Mode.

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 14.0 x 12.5 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 1.03 kg
  • Operating Voltage: 11.6-12.4V
  • Power Consumption: 8W (Max)
  • Life Cycle: 50,000 Hours (MTBF)

Fan

  • Long life, low noise
  • Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
  • Noise: 19.2 dBA (Min)

Pump

  • CFF1 long life ceramic bearing
  • Noise: <21 dBA


Radiator

  • Custom engineered for low noise heat dissipation
  • Dimension: 157 x 120 x 27 mm

CPU FHE (Fluid Heat Exchanger)
  • Copper Micro-Channel
  • Surface Dimension: 50 x 50 mm

Coolant

  • Proprietary with anticorrosion/antifungal additives

CPU Thermal Grease

  • Proprietary Pro Advanced Thermal Compound


Warranty

  • 2 Year Manufacturer

 

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