Liquid cooling for the computer is nothing new. In fact, some of the earliest computers used liquid cooling solutions. Liquid cooling has enjoyed a significant rise in popularity during the past few years, and many manufacturers have developed products to supply the needs of this segment of the PC aftermarket. Traditionally, the would-be watercooler would have to scrounge and/or make the various components for a system. It wasn't long, however, before companies began to supply high quality and high performance components like waterblocks, radiators, and pumps that made the whole process much easier. To make liquid cooling even more accessible to the mainstream PC enthusiast, complete kits began to appear, allowing the consumer to purchase all the bits necessary to “get wet” in a single purchase, eliminating the need to spend a lot of time researching the subject and assuring that all the components will work together. But, you still needed to install all the bits and plumb them together into a cooling system.
Not all that long ago, a company called CoolIT started marketing “turnkey” liquid cooling systems that were self-contained units. These systems were compact, easy to install and kept wiring and tubing runs to a minimum, making for a clean installation with a small footprint inside the case. For this review, CoolIT has sent us an example of their newest system, the Domino A.L.C. The A.L.C. stands for Advanced Liquid Cooling and provides cooling for the CPU only. Let's take a closer look at the Domino and see what it has to offer.
For years, CoolIT has been working with leaders in the computer industry to research, design, and provide an affordable new cooling product that provides a comprehensive solution for end users while exceeding high OEM standards. This carefully designed and patented technology unleashes the full potential of a PC, providing superior cooling performance while reducing system level noise and improving reliability of vital components. This small, but potent, pre-assembled product can be easily installed inside any standard chassis.
Aside from the current product offering, there are several additional products poised for release in the coming months to service the demanding cooling requirements of high performance video cards, multi-processor computers, and servers.
The same core technology being utilized in CoolIT's computer cooling products is being applied to enable other useful products that have novel appeal. The first of which is the CoolIT USB Beverage Chiller which will keep your beverage cold to the last drop running silently off your USB interface. We felt it only appropriate to help keep your beverage cold while you're enjoying your new CoolIT liquid chilled enhanced PC. CoolIT's expertise in the field of thermoelectric cooler utilization will pave the way for many other innovative products that will not only appeal to the most tech savvy users but to the broader market arena as well.