Liquid cooling’s biggest advantage is arguably been massive cooling surface area, though remote radiator location also helps. But CoolIT System’s recently-released Domino A.L.C. (Advanced Liquid Cooling) system bucks that trend by using a small radiator and lines so short that remote mounting is impossible.
Meanwhile, air-cooling champion Thermalright has done a bit of marketing homework, introducing a new mainstream-performance brand called Cogage to broaden its appeal with thriftier enthusiasts. Raising the performance bar without a big increase is price was as easy as increasing the True Spirit’s fin size to support 120mm fans.
Can the small, self-contained liquid cooling system outpace the thicker sink of a "big air" solution? Let’s take a closer look.