The CoolIT is designed for someone wanting to try out watercooling without the complications, someone that knows they only want to watercool their CPU to squeeze out those extra few MBs while overclocking, or someone that wants a simple, inexpensive watercooler to be able to brag that they have watercooling.
The Domino is a surprisingly light and compact unit. Though light, it is well made and appears very durable. The case is made of a charcoal-colored composite that feels rugged, definitely not some cheap plastic. The 120mm fan looks fairly standard.
The radiator appears to be a “motorsports” radiator, and looks much like the one in my Thermaltake Bigwater system. Other than the tanks on the radiator, there is no reservoir. This will definitely limit those temperature drops that one would expect from watercooling, but we’ll see later just how effective it is.
The ceramic bearing pump is a compact unit. I couldn’t find flow rate information on the pump, but without a reservoir, a really high GPM pump probably isn’t that beneficial.
The waterblock is made of nickel plated copper, and is 50mm x 50mm. Mounting hardware for LGA775 is installed at the factory.
Included with the Domino A.L.C. is the necessary mounting hardware for Intel LGA775, LGA1366 (i7) and AMD AM2/AM2+ CPUs. The motherboard’s existing backplate will be used on AM2/AM2+ systems, the heatsink retention bracket will be removed.
Aug 18, 2014 0