There are over two dozens of highly efficient CPU air coolers in the market today. However, mass production liquid-cooling systems didn’t turn out as successful, unfortunately. I took my time and counted: so far I have tested 15 different liquid-cooling systems and two kits for building a liquid-cooling system. Except a few really remarkable solutions, such as Swiftech H20-220 Compact / Apex Ultra+, there are only two more really winning solutions: Koolance Exos-2 LX and Zalman Reserator XT. All other systems yielded to super-coolers in cooling efficiency and acoustics. However, both liquid-cooling systems mentioned above cost 5+ times more than a good air cooler, therefore we couldn’t really justify the transition.
CoolIT Systems tried to kill two birds with one stone: design a liquid-cooling system that would outperform super-coolers in efficiency and do it for a price comparable to that of a super-cooler.
It is a very difficult task, I would even say, an impossible task. However, CoolIT Domino A.L.C. – the new liquid-cooling system we are going to talk about today – is recommended to retail for only $79 and is positioned as a “new system cooling standard”. Well, we have to say that the previous CoolIT solutions we have checked out in our lab (CoolIT PURE and CoolIT Freezone) didn’t boast remarkable efficiency or low acoustic characteristics. Let’s see how our today’s hero will do.