by William Kelley on February 11, 2008 in 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.
If you read my review of CoolIT’s Freezone Elite in late January, you may already be familiar with my testing machine. For those who aren’t, all of its specs are as follows:
Installation is simple and straight-forward. For most applications, you will be required to remove the motherboard to install the standoffs. The included hardware also makes this a simple task.
The next step is to find a good spot to place the unit for installation. I would recommend using a soft cloth or something similar to lay it on since it would be easy to scratch on the rough edges of your case.
Here is a close up shot of the mounted CPU water block.
And here is the money shot of it installed into my chassis. Note the scratch my careless installation practice caused. I cannot stress enough that you should lie something in your case for the unit to rest on during installation so you do not make the same mistake I did.
Now that all the work is done, time to light the fire and see just how well this baby does!