CoolIT Vantage Advanced Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler Review

 
 
 
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Sponsored by: CoolIT Systems Inc.
Review category: Cooling
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The CoolIT Vantage Advanced Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler is one of the best on the market. Not only does it perform very well, it's easy to install on any current AMD or Intel socket. This is a perfect option for anything who want's a custom water cooling kit, without the headaches. It even comes with an LCD and a smart controller.


 

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Anonymous

I am considering buying this cooler, will it fit i5 2500k which is 1155 socket?

Anonymous

I usually don't post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful

Anonymous

I can confirm the issue with gigabyte mother boards. I was so looking forward to this product. I have a nzxt fan control and plugged into it the unit works fine but not into the cpu fan header. also depending on bios settings of the gigabyte board be aware that some system will not post without a cpu fan plugged into this plug.

board it failed on was GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870

Anonymous

Hello. I have had one of these totally blow up inside my computer and totally ruin it!!!! Cool-it TOTALLY wern`t interested in any damage done to my computer!! I would WARN anyone reading this to buy another product. Also the postage to send my machine back cost me £100.00 and Cool-it wern`t even interested in refunding ANYTHING!!!!!! So be WARNED and avoid this company like the plague!!!!!

Anonymous

Where can I Buy One
willstools2004@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous

Newegg.com, tigerdirect.com as well as various other retailers.

Anonymous

Eh I like my h70 better because of the better amd brackets.

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that looks sweet, i kinda wasn't into liquid cooling until now

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Anonymous

hi does this cooler can fit in asus maximus iii extreme and thanks

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@Anonymous,

Yes the CoolIT Vantage will fit on the Asus Maximus III Extreme motherboard.

Thanks!
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Anonymous

I notice that in your video you have the Vantage A.L.C attached to a Gigabyte motherboard. However, having purchased the Vantage A.L.C I can tell you that it is not compatable with Gigabyte motherboards. CoolIT say that it has something to do with the power delivery to the CPU header that is unique to Gigabyte boards. They say that the engineers have reviewed the situation and the only way to make the unit work correctly is to plug in to a molex connector instead of the CPU header.
Unfortunately this didnt work for me either and after only one wek the Vantage display stopped working, followed the next day by the fan not working.
Unit had to be returned.

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Now this was an interesting review I have to admit that I thought this little cooler was going to have problems but with all things considered and the idea that it offers controled cooling its pretty nice.

Anonymous

Launched in the middle of last year, Corsair's Hydro H50 all-in-one CPU water-cooler made quite the impression on us. Offering performance comfortably on par with the best air-coolers in an easy-to-install package, the cooler was a great alternative to traditional heatsinks. Not content to rest on its laurels, Corsair is looking to turn things up a notch with the new-and-improved Hydro H70.

The manufacturer has gone back to the drawing board with this new model and seems to have rethought almost every component. The radiator is twice as thick as the H50's, which will provide a larger surface area and allow for much better heat dissipation. This is now combined with two dual-speed 120mm fans, arranged in a push-pull configuration, forcing air across the cooling-fins. The increased airflow over a single fan should keep temperatures suitably low, while the lower speed-setting will allow for quiet operation.
The cooling block has also been redesigned and features a new copper surface that integrates directly into the pump. Coolant channels in the plate then draw heat away more efficiently than the old design, notes Corsair. Along with a new pump design, this means that the CPU-block on the H70 is much smaller than its predecessors. The more compact pump-assembly should allow plenty of clearance around the CPU socket for any other large components.

According to Corsair's tests, the new design should produce temperatures that are around 13°C lower than the H50 on an overclocked Core i7 920 chip running at 3.8GHz with 1.34V of juice. Of course, we'll have to verify this for ourselves, but considering that the older H50 was able to run with the best of the air-coolers, such an improvement would be very impressive.
The Hydro H70 will be available sometime next week, and Scan is already accepting pre-orders for the cooler priced at £77.20. This represents about a £20 premium over the older H50, but if Corsair's claims are true, it may well be worth it.

Anonymous

Tests run with both H50 and H70 using identical aftermarket fans in a push/pull arrangement gave the H70 only a 2-3 degree advantage over the H50. A popular setup is push fan, 38mm shroud, rad, pull fan using Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s. The fans included by Corsair work well but are a little loud. The H50 only comes with one fan so a 2nd fan would be required for a push/pull, obviously.

Anonymous

This is a very cool product in the market!
What I like is the LCD that is attach on the cooling plate, plus the fact it is customizable. I really like eye candies on my machine, not only that it spice up the overall feature of your rig built but also gives something of a character on your monster PC. I hope I can have this cooling system soon enough and I am really considering a water cooling kit for my pc for a long time now, since I am into air cooling all these years.

Great Product and Review Rod!!!

More Power and Godbless 3DGameman

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Anonymous

heres that error i think is what he got cause mine didnt post '

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /var/www/vhosts/3dgameman.com/httpdocs/sites/all/modules/boost/boost.module on line 3784

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Interesting.. I'll have our tech look into this.

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Anonymous

when can we see the omni for sale i mean i got a 480 and it doesnt run hot at all but i would like the slim look of the cooler

ya for those that say there 480s run hot dont buy crap cases i mean mines in a 1200 and it doesnt hit any thing past 73 at load fan at 60 to 70 %

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Hi there,

The OMNI ALC is currently available for ordering through our website at www.coolitsystems.com.

Thanks,

Susan LeBlanc

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Hi Anonymous,

The OMNI A.L.C. is available for pre-ordering on the www.coolitsystems.com. It is expected to hit retail shelves/websites by September.

Thanks!

Susan LeBlanc
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Anonymous

Apologies for the triple post, the first 2 times when I tried to post it would give me some error so I thought it didn't post

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Please post the error next time so we can get that fixed. smiley

Anonymous

I've never used or installed a water cooling system in my pc before and as said in the video that it combines the pump, reservoir etc into one component, does this mean that if I get this then I don't need to buy any other components for this to work and that I just set it up and it can work on its own? Thanks in advance, Calum

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Hi Anonymous,

Here is a video that shows how to maintain your CoolIT liquid cooling product. As you can see, it is incredibly easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaPeJFaHEfE&feature=email

Thanks!

Susan LeBlanc
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Hi there,

That is exactly what it means. The CoolIT Vantage (and the ECO and OMNI) is a self-contained, factory-sealed, maintenance free liquid cooling unit. It's an all-in-one, so all you have to purchase is the Vantage unit itself. Instructions on installation are included in the box, and are very simple.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks,

Susan LeBlanc
CoolIT Systems

Anonymous

I've never used or installed a water cooling system in my pc before and as said in the video that it combines the pump, reservoir etc into one component, does this mean that if I get this then I don't need to buy any other components for this to work and that I just set it up and it can work on its own?

Thanks in advance, Calum

Anonymous

I've never used or installed a water cooling system in my pc before and as said in the video that it combines the pump, reservoir etc into one component, does this mean that if I get this then I don't need to buy any other components for this to work and that I just set it up and it can work on its own?

Thanks in advance, Calum

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I would have been funny if you showed the stalker picture you use for the graphics cards instead of the fan demonstration cause that really pisses people off XD.

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but the H50 still holds the lead by about 2 degrees C
it also has a better warranty

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but the H50 still holds the lead by about 2 degrees C
it also has a better warranty

Anonymous

I just baght a desktop pc. I did not buy a cpu cooler because i din't have mony. But now i am looking for a cooler, but i don't know whitch cooler Will fitt for me i, i have a room that can reach from 30-35 c om a hot summer day. I want to overclok to so What kind of cooler Would you recomend to me?

Please awnser me om my Mail: ivimann@hotmail.com

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Please post these questions in our forum. We would be glad to help you there.

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WOW this is perfect. Ive been wanting to overclock my cpu for the longest time, withought worries of leakage. Thanks for the review.

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Anonymous

You really liked this, or were you happy before ???

Anonymous

OK so a word of warning to all...

Do your research and forget this cpu cooler.

After looking into this more and comparing it to the H50...i found that alot of people have had major issues with this and all Coollit products. Either complaints of plastic mounting washers that failed and caused the cpu to burnout...to full blown leakage from very cheap connectors to the radiator itself. Also in the warranty all damage done by the cooler to other parts in your system is not covered...with alot of people losing new pc's due to this and other Coollit products. Now im not one to normally blast a product or company but you might want to look up some reviews and info where the owner had the product for more than a month. Initial reviews like this are great...long term ones are horrible.

Just trying to keep people from making uninformed choices...again do your research.

Shadownian

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I doubt Corsair would replace parts damaged by the cooler. As I recall there has not been a water cooling unit to date that has not failed in some way. I guess anyone would be lucky to have a working computer after a complete fail. Why they don't use a non-conductive liquid is beyond me. And a full warranty would have sold me to buy a Coolit, but that's not the case here and so I'm fine with my V8 Cooler Master using 2 high flow fans and actually beating these weak cooling kits.

Anonymous

Hi Tiv (and everyone else),

The leakage concerns that Anonymous is referring to were related to our Domino product in 2008/09. Unfortunately we had a problem with one of our lots on the production line resulting in breaking brackets, which caused leaks. This received a lot of bad publicity, as you can imagine. CoolIT fixed the problem on the production line right away by developing new materials for the Domino, and it has since not been a problem.

In a conscious effort to guard against leaking, CoolIT has replaced the barbs with much better ones, uses very durable tubing that prevents against leaks as well as water vapour transmission loss (a condition that typically requires you to refill your units every year, while our products don't require refilling). Our products are incredibly durable. You can see a video of our President & CEO on YouTube swinging the ECO around in the air to demonstrate this. We take great pride in producing high quality products that won't leak, and in fact our failure rate on the ECO is only 1 in 10,000 units (which have nothing to do with leaking). We haven't had a single one leak on us. You can expect the same out of Vantage.

The coolant used in our units is Low toxicity Propylene Glycol/Water mixture with proprietary anticorrosion/antifungal package.

With regards to our warranty - CoolIT places a great deal of emphasis on customer service/support and always ensures the customer is satisfied. Each situation is treated individually to ensure a win-win is achieved. We produce products for you, and always welcome valuable feedback that enables us to continue building exceptional products for our customers.

I hope I have touched on all of the points mentioned here, but if you have any additional questions don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks!

Susan LeBlanc
CoolIT Systems
susan.leblanc@coolitsystems.com

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Corair's offering seems better as it is all copper not mixed w/ alu.

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If I recall they use all plastic, but I agree that mixed metals is a bad thing in the long run for water cooling.

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When do we get to see the CoolIT OMNI A.L.C and CoolIT Maestro E.S.P?

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Hi Tiv,

The OMNI and Maestro are in production as we speak. The OMNI N480 and A5970 are both available for ordering through www.coolitsystems.com. They should be hitting the channel in the next month as well. Maestro will be available over the next few weeks.

Thanks!
Susan
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Will we see these reviewed at 3GM? laugh

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I'm not sure yet, Tiv, but it is very possible.

Anonymous

First off...love your reviews...watch em all the time while trying to workout my first pc build. Im going for a "Best bang for the buck" system. So far ive decided on the AMD phenom 2 x6....my question now is of course the cooling. Im looking at this....the H50 like others here have mentioned...and the cooler master v8. My case is a haf 932 so i thought air would be the way to go...but the h50 and this just seem to good to pass up. So far i like this cause unlike the h50 i wont have to change my case fan direction as i would with the h50. Which do you prefer.
Also Ive heard about a cooler called "Mega Shadow"...is it any good? And if it is how come it seems so hard to find.

Ty Again for your reviews and time

Shadownian

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u dont have to change your fans for the h 50 atleast i didnt i have the antec 1200 and i did a push pull with it and my amd oced 965 is ocd to 4.3 amd idle is 28c load is 36c

Anonymous

Can you add a Fan to it, to improve the cooling, what fan can be use for it. I look at the page from time to time to se after reply.

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Yes.

http://www.futurelooks.com/coolit-systems-vantage-a-l-c-cpu-cooling-system-review/2/

Remove the spacer and substitute an actual case cooling fan.

Does CoolIT provide the option of buying a Custom CoolIT Vantage with two fans or a larger radiator?

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wow i wonder when Corsair is coming out with their next liquid cooler, or if they forgot about the hydro series H "line"

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Wow i really like this cooler, im thinking to buy one
but im confused to choose for two coolers
this one OR Noctua NH-D14 Air Cooler ?
thanks.

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