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Koolance EXOS External Water Cooling System Review

By: Cameron Johnson | 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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