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igot6strings August 18, 2012 10:53 AM

Coolit Eco ALC 120 RMA, Coolit Customer Service = Awesome
I changed the thread title as I have figured out how to mount the 2nd fan, and the unit is being replaced by a Coolit ECO II 120. I contacted Coolit because of some gurgling and temp spikes with the Eco ALC 120 and they are sending me a ECO II 120. They don't even want me to send the old one back. I only paid $29 for the Eco originally.
Best customer service ever. Coolit = :thumb: :thumb:

sswilson August 18, 2012 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by igot6strings (Post 649445)
Curious as to what you guys use to attach the 2nd fan. Are there double length screws available? if so where? I've heard of twist/zip ties being used but is there anything more permanent and less ghetto? I'm not a modder nor am I an OC or WC freak so I am not sure of what these things would be called or even if they exist. I recently purchased a Coolit Systems Eco CPU Water Cooling System from NCIX and want to get the most out of my $29 purchase :)

Should be the same length as the ones that mount the other fan. It's only going on the other side of the rad, so no difference from the first one.

ZZLEE August 18, 2012 11:09 AM

Hardware store should have some bolts that are same thread and same size fore mounting a fan on the block.

Shadowmeph August 18, 2012 11:18 AM

depending on where you are mounting the rad and if the rad has screw holes on both sides I would recommend screws just make sure the fans are the same speed cfm so that they don't fight each other

igot6strings August 22, 2012 02:56 PM

I'll have to wait until it arrives and see what exactly I need to get. I thought maybe I could find double length screws or something to attach the 2nd fan outside the case but to the rad inside the case for a push/pull. I've heard it comes with no hardware for a 2nd fan, if its just screws that it needs then I already have tons of standard fan screws around. It should be here by Friday so I guess ill see then unless anyone else knows about this cooler specifically.

lowfat August 22, 2012 05:53 PM

It depends on the radiator. You'll either need M3 x 30mm screws or UNC 6-32 x 1.25". 1.25" might be slightly too long. Make sure you are not puncturing the radiator w/ the screw.

ilya August 22, 2012 06:11 PM

All Coolit radiators use 6-32 screws and for the ECO the screw holes pass straight through the rad without touching any fins.

Make sure to keep your receipt, the original ECO seems to suffer from premature pump failures quite often. The good thing is RMA is in Canada and they'll usually upgrade you to the Vantage which has a way more reliable pump. (and a few cool features)

igot6strings August 23, 2012 01:53 AM

Thanks folks.
Some good info.
I bought it from NCIX so I have no worries about RMAing if needed. I'm also a VIP member so hooray for free return shipping if needed. Hopefully I don't get any issues though.
I've heard about the pump failure but I summed that up mostly to user error more so than product failure. From what I hear alot of novice users install it without changing it to 100% in bios and thus muck up the pump.

igot6strings August 23, 2012 10:02 AM

It arrived today. Nice cooler. Keeps temps stable around 48' at 4.2ghz with my i7 960. Load goes up to about 60-65'c however I never really tested it for a long period of time yet. It arrived about 2hrs ago. Compared to my Noctua U98B this thing is awesome especially for the $29 I paid for it.

I havnt figured out how to mount two fans yet. The screws I have are not long enough for the rad(inside) and 2nd fan outside the case. I switched the first fan to blow air thru the rad rather than suck it thru. I hope to mount a 2nd fan outside the case to pull the air out better. As it is right now I am very happy. A few extra degrees cooler couldn't hurt though.

ZZLEE August 23, 2012 10:08 AM

Look on youtube maybe find some help threre to what you want to do.

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