CoolIT Eliminator and Freezone CPU Coolers Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by jmke @ 2007-10-01

These two all-in-one water cooling units from CoolIT provide plug and play performance cooling with help of several TEC elements to keep CPU load temperatures down. We stress test the Eliminator and Freezone models on an overclocked Intel processors to see how they stack up against the competition.

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CoolIT Freezone: Specs and in the Box

CoolIT Freezone

The Freezone is CoolIT joy and pride, this $399 product features a larger radiator and different orientation of the TEC units, hopefully resulting in a boost in performance.

Unlike the Eliminator the Freezone requires a bit more assembly to get it installed, where as the Eliminator had the performance control board on the unit itself, the Freezone provides a separate PCB where you connect the pump, fans and temperature sensor.

Despite the bulkier radiator the Freezone remains quite compact with room to spare, although it’s clear this product is meant for higher end system and fits best in high tower cases.

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Inside the box there are more components to be found, next to the descriptive manual and mounting gear, you’ll find a 92>120mm mounting plate and the performance control unit, dubbed “MTEC Control Center Module” by CoolIT.

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Full specifications can be found at the CoolIT website here, we will list the most important ones here:

  • Fits on AMD Socket S939/AM2 and Intel S478/775
  • Copper water block (CPU Fluid Heat Exchanger)
  • 6 TECs Max total 56Watt
  • 12V Pump with 3.5L/min flowrate
  • 92x92x38mm temperature regulated fan

    Looking at the specifications not much has changed. The MTEC module does not have a High/Medium/Low performance like the Eliminator, instead we get a small rheobus which controls the TEC/Fan setting, by default it is set in the middle offering the best of both worlds (performance/noise), turning it one way or the other increases/decreases performance and noise.

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    The unit is not much bigger compared to the Eliminator seen from this angle:

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    But as you will see below, the radiator covers more surface:

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    The 92mm fan, while on paper is the same, is from a different make, no Young Lin but an ARX unit, other review units send to other sites feature the Young Lin fan though.

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    The spring around the tubes are there to prevent extreme bending as was the case also on the Eliminator unit, you’ll notice many more design similarities.

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    The CPU water block also features the excellent finishing:

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    Installation next ->
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    Comment from SuAside @ 2007/10/05
    the condensation seems troubling. eventhough it only formed with the case open, it's no guarantee it might not happen under certain circumstances with a closed case.
    Comment from jmke @ 2007/10/05
    it only happened with case open + idle system + at maximum performance setting;

    as you can see from the dBA reading, you don't want to have it running at max performance all the time, not good for the ears, as soon as you throttle it back, the Pelts use less energy, less risk for condensation, you work at your PC, every small load will increase temp, no condensation, closed case = forced airflow front>back, less change for condensation.
    Comment from Sidney @ 2007/10/05
    It all depends on humidity level in the area of use. It's called or similar to pipe sweating -

    If you are in hot and humid climate; running at max level with ATX case that has a large screen side panel might have a problem. Naturally, operating such system in North America other than the State of Florida in summer, likelihood might be less.