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| Author: AkG |
Date: November 16, 2010
Product Name: CoolIT Vantage A.L.C
Part Number: ECO-R120
Warranty: 2 yrs.
Purchase at NCIX: | UK
CoolIT Vantage A.L.C Review
About three years ago, the products being released in the closed loop, all in one water cooling field painted a bleak picture of the market. They were bulky, hard to set up and many times horribly designed with the cheapest components possible. This along with the apparent difficulty in setting up a custom water cooling loop turned plenty of potential customers towards standard air coolers. However, the situation between then and now has drastically changed with products like CooIT’s original Freezones and Corsair’s H-series providing an excellent introduction to the world of water cooling
Some say that CoolIT’s products were the ones that really opened people’s eyes to the possibility of water cooling with their early closed loop products. Since then, their products have been slowly improving to the point where the current generation has the capability for some truly high performance.
A few months ago we reviewed the budget-friendly ECO A.L.C
and now we are able to look at the higher-end Vantage A.L.C; a product that’s supposed to compete head to head against the competition has to offer. Naturally, higher performance goes hand in hand with a premium price but at $95 it isn’t what you would call overly expensive.
With broad availability and a cost that puts it shoulder to shoulder with Corsair’s H70
as well as higher-end air cooler plus fan combinations, the Vantage could be in a tough situation. However, CoolIT has a history of delivering excellent products so we will just have to see how this product does when faced with some real competition.