Liquid Cooling System: Koolance Exos-2 LX (EX2-751BK-LX)
I want to start out with the biggest box that contains the Koolance Exos-2 LX, a relatively new model of a liquid cooling system. The thick cardboard is devoid of any design or pictures, showing only the model name and the name of the manufacturer. Thermalright, one of the current leaders of the air cooling industry, is just as ascetic when it comes to decorating the packages of its products. Inside the box there are two pieces of foam-plastic that fix the cooler by the sides:
On the piece of cardboard above there lie pipes, coolant, and a user manual. An individual pack contains the following accessories:
- Interface cable to connect the system to the control unit
- Control unit designed like a bracket for a PCI slot
- Jumper for the PSU
- Two splitters
- Rubber funnel to fill the system up
- Four rubber feet for the system’s main block
- Two fittings with valves
The two pipes included into the kit differ in length and diameter.
The pipe with an internal diameter of 10mm is about 1.5m long. The pipe with a diameter of 6mm is only 0.8m long.
The pipes are flexible, yet much stiffer than those of the Zalman Reserator XT, for example. This prevents the pipe from bending but it is harder to deal with such pipes inside the system case. A king of a problem too, the pipes have a noxious smell I had to put up with during my tests. That’s not a serious problem, though, as you can easily replace the pipes with those that suit your taste, smell and other feelings.
The user’s manual to the Koolance Exos-2 LX is a small brochure:
The blue coolant in a thick opaque pack was made in Korea and marked as Coolant LIQ-700BU.
Its volume is 700 milliliters. The coolant consists of 70% distilled water and 30% Carboxylate. It is recommended to replace the coolant in the system once each year. Now that we’ve examined the package and the accessories, it’s time to have a look at the main block of this liquid cooling system.
The beautiful and stylish device looks like an armored personnel carrier but with no wheels and gun.
The acrylic front panel, small monitoring display and control buttons together with the highlighting of the expansion tank give an irresistible appearance to the main block of the Koolance Exos-2 LX system.