|Coolit Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Sunday, 27 February 2011|
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Closer Look: Coolit Vantage
The box of the Coolit Vantage does a good job of showing you what you're getting. At the middle left of the box you might be excited by the "Fully Upgradeable" claim. Sadly, that doesn't mean you can expand the system in a physical sense; rather, Coolit is talking about their forthcoming Maestro control software.
Inside the box is the pump/radiator assembly, Intel and AMD mounting brackets and backplates, and a spiral-bound manual! OK, maybe I get excited too easily, but having a real manual is so much nicer than the single-page, 6-language folded sheets of paper with text printed in 2-point Eyestrain-O-Vision. Notice that the single fan is connected directly to the pump.
Although the radiator/fan assembly appears to hold two fans, the outer "fan" is simply a hollow spacer that positions the radiator about an inch from the back of your case.
The Intel and AMD brackets are attached to the bottom of the pump unit with screws, the same mounting system that Coolit Systems used on their ECO A.L.C. cooler. The Intel brackets are adjustable for Socket 775, 1155/1156, and 1366.
The base of the pump has a fine satin finish. Hoses are connected to the pump with swivel connectors. Although Coolit Systems manufactures their own products, the thin, springy water hoses seem to be identical to the ones use in most Asetek OEM coolers.
The Vantage A.L.C. system has a few tricks up its sleeve, though...