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CoolIT Vs. Cogage: Little Water And Big Air Compared

Liquid Without The Mess?

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.

Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.