by William Kelley on February 11, 2008 in Water-Cooling
Having the ability to overclock a Quad-Core processor while keeping your machine quiet used to be a pipe-dream, until CoolIT’s latest CPU cooler came into the picture. With the PURE, we managed a nice 3.67GHz clock on our QX6850, all while being able to hear our hard drives over the cooler.
Enthusiasts are always looking for better ways to cool their PC’s. Lately, it seems that companies are releasing new products every single day, to help people in their search. One of those companies being CoolIT. Today we are taking a look at their latest release, the PURE CPU cooler.
CoolIT is well known for their TEC based cooling solutions, but with this new unit, they have taken a step away from the TEC and produced a simple water-cooling only based design. Wrapped up in a neat package, the PURE is a noticeably well-thought-out all-in-one water cooler for your processor.
Silence has also become something enthusiasts are demanding in their PC’s. Gone are the days of the enthusiast happily running multiple 100CFM + fans at 50dB+ to get the most out of their PC.
With the latest processors, this has become unnecessary. Water-cooling has long been known for its ability to cool your super-hot overclocked CPU rather quietly. The only problem has been the long build time, setup times and the high costs associated with it. All that being said, it is time for us to see just how well CoolIT has done with this simple, yet elegant solution.
With multi-core CPU’s become the norm, we will forever be striving to find better and cheaper ways to cool down our processors. Since overclocking has become so mainstream, the need for the removal of the extra heat created has become a huge business. CoolIT is a rather new company in the fray, but have quickly become a trusted source of efficient products, so we were looking forward to getting our hands on the PURE, as soon as we learned of it.
As beautiful as the box is, does the protection inside hold up to the same standards? As you can see, the well-thought-out foam encasement is more than up to the roughest treatment by your favorite shipping company.
Out of the foam, shown below is everything you get with your PURE. Plenty of hardware for pretty much every CPU socket out there – there is even a fancy plastic adapter to help you get it fitted into even the trickiest case.
Here is a close-up shot of the bracket mount. One thing to remember, is that the bracket could be mounted in 4 different ways to help accommodate the offset required by your particular case.
This is s nice close-up of the CPU block. Normally, you would see thermal paste that CoolIT pre-applies to their blocks. I just included a picture with the paste removed, because I am very impressed at the mirror finish they have taken the trouble to put onto the mounting surface.
Time to get this installed and tested to see if it can withstand the heat of a highly overclocked Quad-Core processor!