CoolIT Systems ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler

CPU Coolers, Reviews

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Installation

As the CoolIt ECO A.L.C. is pre-assembled, unlike many water cooling packages, all installation involves is securing the two main components: the water block/fan combination and the rear fan/radiator combo. To do this I firstly removed the stock 120mm rear fan from my Coolermaster case, secured the radiator/fan bundle using four fan screws and then connected up the fan to an available 3/4 pin fan header.

Securing the water block/pump too is very simple. Firstly, you install a back-plate to the rear of the motherboard. For users without  back-plate cut-outs in the rear of their motherboard trays this is a slight nuisance as it means you will have to remove your motherboard.

However, by using a back-plate, it allows the water block to be installed more tightly, giving better thermal contact and reducing the strain of weight on your motherboard directly. Once this back-plate is installed, the water block/pump combo can be screwed into place using the four ready-installed thumb screws. I found these thumbscrews to be pretty useless though, as they don’t give a firm grip, using a screwdriver to tighten them will ensure the tightest and most stable fit.

Finally, connect the pump power cable to an available 3/4 pin fan header and you’re all set to go.

CoolIT ECO A.L.C. Watercooling Kit