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CoolIT Systems Domino A.L.C. CPU Cooler
Author: Chris McInnis
Manufacturer: CoolIT Systems
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August 07, 2009

Today on the test bench we have the CoolIT Systems Domino A.L.C. (Advanced Liquid Cooling) CPU cooler. This device takes enthusiast appeal of liquid cooling and makes it more accessible than ever thanks to a simple installation, minimal maintenance, and a price that is more inline with air cooling than traditional liquid cooling. The promotional image below gives you a good idea of what we'll be dealing with today.

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CoolIT Systems may not be a name many enthusiasts have heard of, but you’re probably familiar with their work. A quick blurb from their website may say it best:

For years, CoolIT has been working with leaders in the computer industry to research, design, and provide an affordable new cooling product that provides a comprehensive solution for end users while exceeding high OEM standards. This carefully designed and patented technology unleashes the full potential of a PC, providing superior cooling performance while reducing system level noise and improving reliability of vital components. This small, but potent, pre-assembled product can also be easily installed inside any standard chassis. The CoolIT MTEC Technology can be found in the top names in performance computing like Dell, Alienware, Velocity Micro, MAINGEAR, Hypersonic, Biohazard, Ultra, Ultraforce, Systemax, BFG, Commodore Gaming, War Machine and Shuttle.

Getting back to the Domino A.L.C., the following list of features and specifications were taken directly from the product page on the CoolIT Systems website.


Domino A.L.C. offers the technological advantages of liquid cooling by efficiently transporting damaging heat away from the CPU as well as reducing overall chassis temperature levels. The system provides incredible thermal headroom, keeping pace with advances in processor technology and thus supporting the ability to maximize the performance of high performance PCs.

Users have the option to switch between three operation modes with the simple push of a button satisfying the need for quiet or the desire for over clocking performance. Domino A.L.C. is the only cooling solution with an integrated display providing system status as well as audible alerts if attention is required. The advanced micro-controller auto-regulates performance to ensure continuous protection for maintaining CPU reliability.

The compact Domino A.L.C. is factory sealed ready to be quickly and easily installed into the most crowded chassis. Mounting hardware for Intel 775/1366 and AMD AM2+ processors is included along with a specially engineered retention mechanism which ensures an optimum interface with the CPU and limits the weight on the motherboard to well below the maximum specified by CPU manufacturers.

This system of carefully designed and selected components will provide over 50,000 hours or worry free operation backed by an unprecedented 2 year manufacturer warranty.


» User Interface:
   » High contrast backlit LCD
   » Single push button control for configuring operation mode and temperature scale
   » Audible status alerts
» Operation Modes (Fan Speeds):
   » Quiet: 1100-2500 RPM
   » Performance*: 1100-2500 RPM
   » Full: 2900 RPM
» Physical Specifications:
   » Dimensions: 14.0 x 12.5 x 15.5 mm
   » Weight: 1.03 kg
   » Operating Voltage: 11.6-12.4V
   » Power Consumption: 8W (Max)
   » Life Cycle: 50,000 Hours (MTBF)
» Fan:
   » Long life, low noise
   » Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
   » Noise: 19.2 dBA (Min)
» Pump:
   » CFF1 long life ceramic bearing
   » Noise: <21 dBA
» Radiator:
   » Custom engineered for low noise heat dissipation
   » Dimension: 157 x 120 x 27 mm
» CPU FHE (Fluid Heat Exchanger)
   » Copper Micro-Channel
   » Surface Dimension: 50 x 50 mm
» Coolant: Proprietary with anticorrosion/antifungal additives
» CPU Thermal Grease: Proprietary Pro Advanced Thermal Compound
» Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer

* System automatically increases cooling performance at an increased rate compared to Quiet Mode.

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