For comparison the CoolIT ECO A.L.C. was tested alongside the following CPU Coolers:
- Intel i7 920 Stock Cooler
- Spire TherMax Pro
- Coolage Orb X120 & Noiseblocker Fan
- Coolage Orb X120 & SX-2 Fan
It’s important to note that all the above are Air Coolers unlike the CoolIT ECO which is a water-cooled CPU Cooler.
Results are shown using Delta-T – the temperature (Celsius) difference between the ambient temperature and the CPU temperature. Using this method of representation is much more accurate as it allows for the use of previous results where the ambient temperature may have been different.
As you can see form the results the CoolIT ECO clearly outperforms both the Spire TherMax Pro and the Intel Stock Cooler by a large margin – considerably in the ‘Load’ results. The ECO also manages to win the temperature tests overall with it scoring the best idle temperature in both tests and sharing the best overclocked load temperature with the Orb X120/SX-2 bundle. The Orb X120/SX-2 bundle manages to score a 36 degrees Celsius Stock Load temperature, one degree better than the CoolIT ECO.
In terms of noise, with one less fan installed within my system the lower noise produced is clearly an improvement. The 120mm fan that is installed to the radiator is surprisingly quiet too, with it definitely operating more quietly than the stock Coolermaster fan that was originally installed at the rear of the case.