At this point I am really torn. There are certain instances, like in an HTPC/gaming rig in your living room, this could be the solution to quell the temperatures inside a small for factor chassis. Of course, there is an option for those who want to lower their temperatures, and who have the room for the length of the hoses and room for the radiator assembly. The thing that keeps me from recommending this unit to anyone with the room to house the Omni is the fact that it is going to set you back just over $200.
I have talked to a few friends and asked if they would use this on their rig. We discussed temperatures, noise levels, and the size constraints. Everyone I talked to was on board at this point, so I decided to go a bit further and discuss the fact that you can swap the interposer plate later if you decide to change the card later on down the line, and I still have them interested at this point. So I mentioned what a new plate was going to cost, and they got quiet on me. The first question out of their mouth was 'if the plates are going to cost me $75 to change them out, what does the whole unit cost?' - So I tell them and half were silent while the other half were chuckling. The main argument I got was 'I can go custom water for that price', and I have to agree on this.
I continued trying to promote the unit with its features. It's completely sealed, and very user friendly. Installing the Omni is a cinch; I mean if you can remove a stock cooler, you have all the ability and knowledge needed to get the Omni under way. I used the Omni not only for testing, but it sat in the rig and allowed me to fold 24/7 at much better temperatures than the stock cooler offered; and being a sealed system, I don't have to worry about leaky fittings or collateral damage to my system because of such an issue. I really like the Omni, and what it offered in cooling capabilities, I just wish the unit was in the sub-$150 bracket, and I think CoolIT would have a much easier time moving this product. As it stands, I can't fully get behind this based on that one factor alone.
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- Page 3 [Packaging]
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- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation, Fit and Finish]
- Page 6 [Test System & Testing Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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