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HeavyH20 09-02-07 10:26 AM

The Coolit Freezone
 
Well, there are more than a few of us who have tried out the Freezone. Some of us are still using it and others have abandoned the product altogether. It is a decent concept, but the Coolit, in stock form, is a little lacking.

I made some modifications to mine with the most important change being the 92 to 120 mm adaptor and high capacity, sub 20 db, 120 mm fan. Those two items, a $20 investment, really improve the system performance. I also used a spare CPU block I had laying around, but that part did not really do much aside from allowing me to use the stock 775 mounting apparatus.

Performance is now improved by about 10C at idle and load. So, a pretty good change. Details can be found here.

grey_1 09-03-07 06:06 AM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
I've shied away from these due to problems folks have had, but this makes me reconsider. Nice work! :)

Slammin 09-04-07 02:40 AM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthBeavis
weaksauce. if you want to go sub-ambient then either really do it or not. I just got my rebuilt vapochill from my buddies at Team Next Gen (world class overclocking group). They completely overhauled it for quad level cooling performance (new condenser, new evap head and enclosure, R507). Hell, my phase unit is weaksauce compared to a cascase unit but at least it can pull down a quad to well below zero without kicking the bucket.


A cooling system that mounts like a regular HSF, silent, requires no insulation job, and cools better than good water is something I'd love to have.

Sounds like we are getting there.

grey_1 09-04-07 12:34 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Slammin
A cooling system that mounts like a regular HSF, silent, requires no insulation job, and cools better than good water is something I'd love to have.

Sounds like we are getting there.

+1
This would more than meet my needs. Hopefully Coolits next version will take something like this into consideration.

Bearclaw 09-04-07 01:11 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grey_1
+1
This would more than meet my needs. Hopefully Coolits next version will take something like this into consideration.

+2. I am not a big overclocker but I would be interested in that as well.

grey_1 09-04-07 01:27 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearclaw
+2. I am not a big overclocker but I would be interested in that as well.

I wanted one pretty badly til reports started filtering in. But Heavy is the first I've seen that posted a good solid fix and results. I'm sure others have, I just never looked.

I may reconsider now....

haloeighty8 09-19-07 12:27 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Well I came across this thread right now, and thought I'd add my 2cents to this. After running a freezone on my quad cpu for roughly 4 months here are the results!. I had originally been running it on a x6800 with no problems, then upgraded to a qx6700, that's when the freezone told me.. uh no!, And decided to wash my system with coolant.

I've been in contact with coolit's tech support and after many back and forth call's and emails "most calls not returned I might add!', they have sent me one of there newer units fitted with norprene tubing. Now will I use it? I dunno.. it's still sitting here in the box. In fact once I recieved the new unit I called tech support to ask a question. Left my number and once again.. no call back. Tempted to but unsure after that mess it left me with. So well see..

Some damage shots for your viewing enjoyment!.

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/8431/002px6.th.jpg
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/5236/001zp2.th.jpg
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/9743/005cs1.th.jpg

DiscipleDOC 09-19-07 01:28 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grey_1
I've shied away from these due to problems folks have had, but this makes me reconsider. Nice work! :)

I've used mine for a long time and have not had one problem with it.

haloeighty8 09-19-07 01:47 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC
I've used mine for a long time and have not had one problem with it.

Doc,

I think dual core is fine, this thing just can't handle the heat output of a quad core cpu basically is what it comes down to.

DiscipleDOC 09-19-07 02:10 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by haloeighty8
Doc,

I think dual core is fine, this thing just can't handle the heat output of a quad core cpu basically is what it comes down to.

Gotcha. Before I go quad, I will need to find a good cooling solution.

shabby 09-19-07 05:06 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by haloeighty8
Well I came across this thread right now, and thought I'd add my 2cents to this. After running a freezone on my quad cpu for roughly 4 months here are the results!. I had originally been running it on a x6800 with no problems, then upgraded to a qx6700, that's when the freezone told me.. uh no!, And decided to wash my system with coolant.

Ouch, did it fry anything?

haloeighty8 09-19-07 06:34 PM

Re: The Coolit Freezone
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shabby
Ouch, did it fry anything?

You know what suprisingly it didn't.. I mean it was a mess to clean up but everything was fine aside from a few blue stains! :(


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