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CoolIT Domino A.L.C. Details

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With a low Web price starting at around $65, the sealed-system Domino A.L.C. brings liquid cooling to the mainstream by removing price barriers, installation difficulties, and maintenance hassles. Included in the kit is mounting hardware for LGA-1366, LGA-775, and Socket AM3 platforms.

Four spring-loaded screws hold the water block to a CPU socket support plate, which must be installed to the motherboard’s under-side before the board goes into a case. The radiator and fan mount in place of a case’s 120mm exhaust fan, while the pump cover protrudes forward to allow easy viewing of its built-in LCD display from the side of a windowed case.

Temperature, fan speed, and pump speed are all monitored, while a button at the front of the pump cover sets three performance modes. Depending on CPU temperature, low-speed (Quiet) mode varies fan speed between roughly 600 and 1,800 RPM, while mid-speed (Performance) mode extends the limit to around 2,260 RPM. High-speed (Full) mode pushes the unit to around 2,800 RPM without thermal control.

According to the manufacturer, the unit generates between 19.2 and 39.4 decibels during operation, depending on mode selected.

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