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Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System Review - Conclusion

Computers aren't getting cooler, and as this is true, we are seeing more and more water cooling products hit the market place as the said style of product slowly gets closer to becoming a mainstream commodity. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at the Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System. How does the near silent system compare to air cooling? Read on!

| CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 30, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Koolance

Conclusion

 

Water has proven to be a much better way of cooling down a lot of heat generating devices for quite some time. After all, I don't see them cooling a Nuclear reactor with a big heatsink and fan. Computers, while not quite a nuclear reactor in the heat they generate, are certainly getting a lot hotter than we once had them. Gone are the days of the old 386 which in most cases didn't need a heatsink, and if it did, it was a passive unit. Now we have large heatsinks and high speed fans. While this is an option, the noise factor does play a huge part in it, and not everyone wants their system to sound like an industrial strength vacuum cleaner.

 

Koolance has done a great job in creating a cooling system than can be installed to anyone's PC. The installation process was quite painless and straight forward from the instructions. The filling was a bit of a pain due to the location of the bung plug, however, once done it doesn't have to be touched for around 6-8 months, depending on how hot you run your water.

 

In all, Koolance has done a very good job on the unit, the only problem is a slightly high price to cool your system, but if you want this kind of performance, you will have to shell out the dosh!

 

- Pros

 

Quiet

 

Performs better than air cooled systems

 

Complete with all you will need to start

 

Easy to read and follow instructions

 

- Cons

 

Very noisy in full power mode

 

Location of the fill plug was quite annoying if you have to keep bleeding system

 

Fairly Expensive

 

Rating - 8 out of 10

 

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