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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 13 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186
ULT33186 Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ChillTec Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
ChillTec Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Introduction: Ultra ChillTec

A TEC (thermo-electric cooler) also known as a "Peltier Cooler", is a solid-state active heat pump capable of transferring heat from one side of the device to the other. The Ultra ChillTec CPU cooler ULT33186 uses a TEC, sandwiched between two copper plates, each plate with four heat-pipes leading to a large fan cooled radiator. Because TEC's are capable of cooling below room temperature, often condensation is a concern. But not with the Ultra ChillTec.

Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler

The ChillTec's control unit does not apply power to the TEC unless the CPU reaches a certain temperature. Up to this point, the CPU is cooled by the heat-pipes on the "cold" side of the TEC. Once the CPU is hot, power is applied to the TEC and the CPU is chilled. The hot side of the TEC is cooled by the second set of heat-pipes. This perfect balance of thermo-electric cooling and heat-pipe cooling ensures the CPU is kept at the perfect operating temperature. Ideal for hardcore cooling, Benchmark Reviews will discover the potential advantages over standard air cooling solutions.

Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler

Ultra is a popular name amoung gamers and hardware enthusiasts. With a very wide array of products, it should be no surprise that they have opened their name to Peltier coolers as well. The Ultra ChillTec is just as colorful as other Ultra products, but even more so with the ULT33186 controller unit.

Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler

The Ultra ULT33186 ChillTec TEC controller unit features a four different color schemes on the LCD display, allowing you to install this device in any available 5.25" device bay and match the screen to the rest of your design. This control unit display also works very well in bright natural light environements, which allows you to disable the colored backlight to enable black-only LCD display.

About the company: Ultra Products

Ultra Products is a global, technology-solutions provider with headquarters in Fletcher, Ohio. The company strives to offer a wide range of solutions, products and services all with a common thread: Innovation, value and quality. It is Ultra's mission to be the best provider of technology-solutions in the global market. By offering superior, innovative products and ensuring a high level of customer service, Ultra guarantees its customers receive an exceptional value in everything they do.

Innovative and Quality Products
Ultra Products is constantly monitoring industry developments to guarantee the product lines are up-to-date with the latest innovations; products are manufactured and engineered to exceed customer application requirements. Ultra currently offers: case fans and lights, CPU designer cases, DVD products, hard drive coolers, media drives, complete memory solutions, memory coolers and power supplies.

Extensive Service Offerings
Ultra Products constantly searches for opportunities to grow and to improve its services to meet the customer's changing needs. Customer service does not end but begins with the sale and Ultra's relationship with the customer continues to build from there.

The Ultra Advantage!
To ensure your complete satisfaction, all Ultra Power Supplies and Cases now carry a three-year warranty that they will be free from defects in materials or workmanship. In addition, that warranty can be upgraded to a LIFETIME warranty by simply registering online for the Ultra Advantage. The incomparable Ultra Advantage provides the most comprehensive warranty coverage possible. If you opt for the Ultra Advantage, all power supplies, cases and memory products are protected by our Lifetime Warranty, upgraded from three year. Under Ultra Advantage, all our other products are upgraded from the standard one-year to 3-year coverage! No other company delivers a consumer care package that can top ours. At Ultra, customer service is our most important mission. That's why every Ultra product must meet the highest industry standards for quality and reliability. And our warranty program is second to none.

Corporate Values
Ultra's reputation is critical to the continued growth and success of the company. From top to bottom, every Ultra Products employee is trained to treat its partners in the same courteous and professional manner as Ultra wishes to be treated.

Ultra Products will continue to design exclusive, breakthrough add-ons and components that make end users' computing experience more exciting and enjoyable!



 

Comments 

 
# psshturreviewsux 2012-01-28 18:38
your review of this product sucks ass. I have an intel i7 1336 in an asus p6t with an nvidia gtx 285 and 36 gb of RAM as well as a 1600 watt PSU...this cooler kicks ass considering i run skyrim on ultra completely maxed settings and the TEC display never goes above 85 F at room temp....this cooler kicks ass, if you got the money then get it...anyways you dont need that much cooling power for such a toddler processor that you seemed to have in this "test" rig. Why the hell would you waste time overclocking a duo anyways? FAIL.
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# RE: psshtDavid Ramsey 2012-01-28 18:40
How about because this review was written five years ago? When the 1366 (not "1336") CPUs didn't exist?
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# RE: psshtOlin Coles 2012-01-29 09:29
Dear

Your ability to read frightens me. Not only was this article written five years ago, long before the LGA1366 Core-i7 series existed, it was written using methods you clearly have no concept of. Measuring CPU cooling performance with a video game? Why don't you start predicting the weather with silverware? I would be offended by your trollish remarks, except for you sound too stupid for me to bother with.
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# RE: Ultra ChillTec TEC CPU Cooler ULT33186BT23 2012-03-20 15:17
I still have this cooler and im thinking of replacing this for an H100 water cooling set. would the H100 be significantly better at cooling compared to this?

thnks
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# @ urreviewsuxChuckNorris 2012-05-03 03:01
lol really??? try oc ur cpu first, then run the cpu load test or play that game with all max and check your temperature and tell me if it doesn't skyrocket above your cute little "85F" limit =P
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