CoolIT Systems Leaves Retail Market

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Future retail products from CoolIT will be sold under the Corsair name, with the Corsair H60 as the first example in the lineup. But don’t panic CoolIT fans! CoolIT tells us they are still doing what they’ve been doing, but refocusing on system integrators and system builder partners. So we can expect CoolIT to continue developing and releasing new products, however they’ll become the man behind the curtain while the products are sold under Corsair brands.

Performance on the H60 (CoolIT ECOII) is reportedly improved by nearly 15% over previous versions according to internal company testing. We’ll be getting a unit for review to give it our own tests, but they claim the improvement comes from a change in flow within the block… The water enters over the center of the die, then flows to both sides returning to the radiator rather than making a straight pass in one side of the block and out the other. Additionally, the block has been refined with a finer micro-channel design with spacing that is only .150 millimeters apart. Outside of performance, they also are offering an up-sell product capable of system monitoring, fan and lighting control, and automated system reactions to predefined events you can configure. This is also assisted by an internal thermocouple embedded in the CPU block, which they report to be accurate to within .5C.

We’ll have a full review and further details, but for now I leave you with a few quick shots.

Corsair H60, Designed by CoolIT

Corsair H60, Designed by CoolIT

.150mm Base Channels

.150mm Base Channels

I.M.O.G.

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  1. Antec is coming out with their own all in one kit also. Kuhler h2o 620, its a second generation asetek kit. Not sure what all differs over the original design.

    Its not actually ready yet but very close, with the boxes being fascimiles still, but it has rubberized hoses which make it a bit more flexible than other kits.

    Here's the pics I got... ECO II/Corsair H60 packaging:

    Here's Antec's Kuhler h2o 620 (printed and taped to the box, market packaging not ready yet):
    ChanceCoats123
    Definitely. I think it seems like a good idea to move to independent parts, but when I was looking into water cooling, the pages and pages of parts I saw fit very few brand names. Mainly Swiftech, EK and Heatkiller, like he mentioned.


    the 7-8 brands that we have are pretty extensive for a niche market already tbh...and with a hobby like this, they'd really have to be on top of things in terms of price and performance to actually do well...based on the fact that they're just now making basic changes that were implemented in homebrew blocks long ago i'd say at the very least they should wait till they've got a more solid design.
    Definitely. I think it seems like a good idea to move to independent parts, but when I was looking into water cooling, the pages and pages of parts I saw fit very few brand names. Mainly Swiftech, EK and Heatkiller, like he mentioned.
    It might or might not be a smart move. The competition is pretty fierce in the waterblock category and they would going up against companies such as Swiftech, EK, Heatkiller, etc., who are already well established. The all-in-one market was pretty wide open when they first started down that path and they have improved their product with every new generation product.
    Some would consider water cooling loops that compete well with top end air real watercooling.

    If you mean do they make components for loops that don't combine any components like a typical DIY loop, then the answer is no.[/QUOTE

    don't you think they should jump in that pot yet? seems like a smart move to make money
    Some would consider water cooling loops that compete well with top end air real watercooling.

    If you mean do they make components for loops that don't combine any components like a typical DIY loop, then the answer is no.
    skinnee
    This is a good move for both companies.

    The new block (pictured at top) is a modified version of the original in the H50 and ALC E.C.O. My suspicion is flow rates in their new systems will be higher than previous. The H50 and ECO was very low flow.

    Just glad to see the companies coming together and trying to push things further.


    The claim by CoolIT's CEO in our meeting was about 4x flow rate of the previous design.
    This is a good move for both companies.

    The new block (pictured at top) is a modified version of the original in the H50 and ALC E.C.O. My suspicion is flow rates in their new systems will be higher than previous. The H50 and ECO was very low flow.

    Just glad to see the companies coming together and trying to push things further.
    I'm visiting corsair's booth tomorrow if you have any further questions to ask. I'll check on availability and pricing.

    The big thing to keep in mind about these, is if you want just the basic functionality you'll be getting your toes into water cooling for a very competitive price... And CoolIT has put forth that no air cooler can touch this.

    The claim is that the C/W ratio gets down to .08, where as heatpipe designs can't really get below the .10 barrier. While the previous model was usually within a degree or two of top end air coolers in most reviews... In their testing, this new model lined up better temps than any top end air cooler with a 920 OC'ed modestly to 3.8Ghz.

    Now, this will need independent testing... Why did they test at 3.8Ghz? Mostly people like to try to hit an even 4Ghz for casual every day clocks, especially if they have a "water cooling" system.

    But, I could see how it probably is an improvement... As was mentioned, the flow pattern is nothing new in the waterblock market, except possibly in the closed loop coolers of this general design. Increased surface area and all. However, with channels like that its a fair bit of restriction also. Its a balancing game with a change like that between surface area and flow rates, and if they were careful with their revisions and testing, its quite possible they really got it right.

    Can't wait to get one and put it in muddocktor's hands.
    Stumbled on this by accident yesterday(1am 09/01 atm) while viewing CoolIT's website and went WHOA, how did I miss this. Then I realized it's brand new and must be from CES. Nice to see it posted here as well and can't wait till you get to review one.

    Since they promise the retail price that's pretty much the same as H50/ECO, I'm putting my purchase on hold and wait till they hit the shelves. Recall reading elsewhere that the price will be $79.99 and they are expected to be available in April or so!

    Can't wait, can't wait... :clap: