Date: December 29th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: CoolIT
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
First of all, the Domino features an LCD display that not only monitors system parameters, but also allows the user to adjust fan speed (and cooling performance) to suit the application. As you can see from the above graphic, the fan speed control in the “Performance” mode will modulate the fan speed according to demand, as compared with the “Quiet” mode. The user interface also features an alarm system to alert the user to any problems with the system.
We'll go over the whole unit in more detail a bit later.
The Domino supports all modern processors from AMD and Intel, including the new socket 1366 units, and promises great cooling and quiet operation. For bolt-in convenience, users will need a case with a 120mm rear fan mount.
I wasn't able to find any Dominos in stock at this time, but several online retailers have it for pre-order at around $70 US. That's a good price if the Domino lives up to its own hype. The box is surprisingly small; let's see what's inside.
Here's the Domino A.L.C. As you can see, it comes pre-assembled and ready for installation on your Intel motherboard. AMD users will need to do a bit more work, but we'll go over this later.
Also included in the box is the manual, a bag of hardware, the black AMD CPU retention bracket, and the 1366 and 775 Intel backplates. The only tools necessary to install this kit are a #2 phillips screwdriver and a straight-blade screwdriver for AM2/AM2+ platforms.