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CoolIT Freezone Elite v2

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Posted May 12, 2010 by Jake in Cooling
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Introduction

Until CoolIT Systems started to really make a name for itself a couple of years ago, “thermoelectric cooling” was a term often met with guffaws or laughter in enthusiast circles, particularly those discussions involving water cooling.  After all, it was inefficient, difficult to use on your own, and was largely relegated to fanboy followings.  But when CoolIT burst onto the scene with their new take on thermoelectric cooling technology, something interesting started happening: the chuckles quieted down and some of the guffaws became converts. 

CoolIT’s flagship product at the time, the Freezone, was quite revolutionary not only in its technology but also in design; a self-contained, low-maintenance thermoelectric (TEC) solution that could fit entirely inside a normal case setup.  The Freezone led to its successor, the Freezone Elite, which was later followed by the behemoth Boreas, and then onto traditional non-TEC products such as the Domino and ECO.  But the Freezone Elite was, and still is to an extent, the backbone in their product lineup.  The Elite wasn’t without a few drawbacks, however, as the pump was a bit weak and noisy for typical case setups.  Further, since that time CoolIT has developed new technologies and introduced new software that’s been designed to strengthen the thermoelectric lineup.

To that end, CoolIT has released an update of the Elite, the Freezone Elite v2. It is aptly called a revision since the design has not been overhauled; it’s more of an evolution and includes tweaking in specific areas.  the TEC technology is still the same, and the overall setup generally remains unchanged as well, but there are a few minor changes. So, what improvements are found in the v2 and how is the cooling performance in this new Freezone Elite? Let’s take a closer look at the Freezone Elite v2 and find out.

Thanks go to CoolIT Systems for supplying the review sample.

For years, CoolIT has been working with leaders in the computer industry to research, design, and provide an affordable new cooling product that provides a comprehensive solution for end users while exceeding high OEM standards. This carefully designed and patented technology unleashes the full potential of a PC, providing superior cooling performance while reducing system level noise and improving reliability of vital components. This small, but potent, pre-assembled product can be easily installed inside any standard chassis.

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