Coolit Pure ReviewNerm - May 2, 2008
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While measuring the idle CPU temperatures at stock speeds - or overclocked to 3.0GHz - the PURE didn’t really knock my socks off. However, cooling at 100% CPU load is where this cooler really seemed to shine; after all, judging a CPU cooler under idle conditions doesn’t really make sense. That the CoolIT PURE easily handled the load temperatures so well at stock and overclocked speeds was very impressive. I have long been skeptical of all-in-one coolers like this, but the PURE certainly eased that skepticism. To me, one of the best features of the PURE is the quietness with which it operates; this cooler will outperform most air coolers - and be far quieter at the same time. The PURE’s pre-assembled, maintenance free design is also very nice, as not everyone has the free time to build, install, and maintain a custom liquid cooling kit. Overall, my experience with the CoolIT PURE CPU cooler was a good one. The installation was quick and simple, despite the slight problem I had with my case being too large to safely mount the main unit on my hard drive cage. The PURE's performance was better than I expected, especially considering the quad-core processor it had to cool. Can better performance be attained from higher-end cooling? Of course it can, but for the relatively low cost of this all-in-one cooler, its performance was more than acceptable.
- Easy to install
- Above average performance
- Maintenance free
- Quiet during operation
- Tubing from radiator to CPU block could be longer