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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 01 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
CoolIT Domino ALC
GlacialTech UFO V51
Thermaltake SpinQ CL-P0466
Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508
Zalman CNPS9900 LED
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best of Q4 2008 Conclusion

CoolIT Domino ALC

CoolIT Systems announced the Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC) on December 8th, 2008. They believe the Domino ALC offers technological advantages employed by high-end liquid cooling solutions offering superior performance, quiet protection and years of maintenance-free operation that cannot be achieved by similarly priced heat sink/fan combinations. The integrated LCD status display and controls provide users with the ability to easily switch between multiple operation modes satisfying the need for quiet or the desire for overclocking performance.

Domino Advanced Liquid Cooling transforms the CPU cooling industry by being the first really affordable robust liquid cooling system that delivers superior performance and quiet operation with multiple configurable settings. Domino A.L.C. comes ready for extreme cooling of Intel's latest generation Socket 1366 and includes all hardware required for use with Intel 775 and AMD AM2+ sockets.


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. Contact CoolIt system directly to inquire on the Domino ALC.


CoolIT Domino ALC Specifications

  • 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
      *System automatically increases cooling
      performance at an increased rate compared to Quiet Mode.
  • 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 133 x 25 mm
    • CPU FHE (Fluid Heat Exchanger)
    • Copper Micro-Channel
    • Dimension: 50 x 50 mm
  • Coolant: Proprietary with anticorrosion/antifungal additives
  • CPU Thermal Grease: Proprietary Pro Advanced Thermal Compound
  • Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer


About CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems has been working with industry leaders in the computer industry to research, design, and deliver next generation cooling products that provide a comprehensive solution while exceeding high OEM standards for reliability and maintenance-free operation. 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. 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, War Machine and Shuttle. CoolIT also works with the AMD engineering group to provide the Reference cooling solution for the latest high performance video cards.



# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008SGT 2010-03-02 11:28
Used this for about 8 months and it started to leak around the pump area work well but in not up to the job in a long hall i replace it with a CORSAIR CWCH50 Hydro Water Cooler...and never look back
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# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008Michael 2010-07-01 22:55
I used it for 6 month, not so good especially at low speed fan. Once you increase the fan speed it becomes very noisy!
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# Good CPU Cooler BUT MOBO CooksGraham 2010-11-10 06:13
As with most replacement ccolers you have a trade off.With Sttandard cooler you have reduced cooling available for overclocking yet you still have the mobo components cooled by the same fan.With this cooler solution you get amazing cooling if maybee a little noisy when ramped up,I use it on a intel Quad 6600 running at almost 4gig (per core) overclock on a top end Lanpsrty Mobo.The Cpu runs idle at 28-30deg and Sressed when benchmarking at 48-50 so really good.The biggest problem is, even when used in a huge custom case with 2 x 250 mm case fans and three 120 rear fans (One of which adds pull action to the Radiator of the coolit) i have a major problem with the motherboard cooling sometimes hitting in excess of 60 deg which causes all sorts of issues. So to conclued it is a great product If your not doing extreem Overclocking. BUT i Intend to replace it with a Noctua NH-C12P SE14, AM2/AM3/775/1156/1366 which has a 140mm downward facing fan to keep the mobo temps under control.
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