CoolIT ECO A.L.C. Watercooling Kit

CoolIT ECO Doubles Radiator Size

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After successfully debuting on Overclockers.com with their ECO A.L.C. water cooling kit, CoolIT is at it again. Using the same waterblock, CoolIT will now offer a larger radiator with two 120mm fans as opposed to the original, which featured one 120mm fan. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two units:

CoolIT ECO A.L.C. - 1x120mm Fan (Courtesy: CoolIT.com)

ECO A.L.C. - 1x120mm Fan (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

ECO 240 SM - 2x120mm

ECO A.L.C. 240 - 2x120mm Fan (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

While this may seem like a relatively small change, CoolIT effectively doubled the surface-area and airflow on its radiator. Taking a look at the performance charts they published, it looks like the larger radiator improves temperatures by about 5°C (note: white outlines indicate the two products being compared in this article):

ECO Performance Chart (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

ECO Performance Chart (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

Additionally, sno.lcn reported success in adding a Panaflo FBA12G12M or Delta FFB1212VHE fan to the original ECO setup. If temperatures improved 4-5°C with a different fan configuration, it will be interesting to see temperature improvements with the larger radiator and different fans. It might be optimistic, but it seems possible that an ECO 240, with stronger fans of course, could yield as much as a 10°C improvement on the original ECO A.L.C. in stock configuration.

The ECO A.L.C. 240 is available on CoolIT’s website for $124.99. It remains to be seen whether it’s worth the extra $50 (compared to ECO A.L.C. 120, which retails for $74.99).

ECO 240 in action (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

ECO 240 in action (Image Courtesy CoolIT)

CoolIT also announced several other new products, including 80mm and 92mm radiators designed for small form factor or HTPC use. Also, plans are in the works for a software control system. According to Geoff Lyon, CEO, the software will allow users “to control and monitor the cooling performance of multiple graphics cards, processors, fans and temperature sensors from a simple piece of software and more importantly without any wires.” Tons of monitoring programs already exist, but having “control” over your cooling setup sounds appealing. Hopefully more specifics about this product will emerge in the near future.

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