Looking over the Coolit Domino you see it's a pretty simple device really. The pump, radiator and reservoir are all built into one section. With the tubing protruding from it and out to meet the block.
The block is a pretty simple affair, low profile and quite unsubstantial when weighed up against the likes of the XSPC Delta. The base, as the cooler arrived, was covered in a grey TIM, hiding what appears to be a quite shiny surface underneath. This made me wonder as to what metal the block is made of and whether or not it was plated. The mounting bracket fit with a simple plastic screw and washer. The screw would have been more confidence inspiring if it was metal, but it didn't really serve more of a purpose than to stop the plate falling off while you mount it so it wasn't really a massive issue.
The tubing was stiff. Very stiff. As you may be able to tell from the pictures, however, once bent into place it stayed there. It wouldn't surprise me if there was some form of wire inside to aid it's malleability.
The pump/res/rad part of the unit felt fairly solid. Starting with the outside, panel containing the LCD was rather swish looking, bearing the mark of Coolit Systems and letting anyone who takes a peak in you case (or though a window) exactly which of their products your using. The LCD its self isn't massive, but we will have to see if it does the job while testing. Moving around we come to a standard 120mm fan. The rubber mounts come pre attached, but as you will see form the accessories below you also have the option to mount the cooler with screws. I for one am a bit sceptical of how firm a grip these rubber mounts will produce, so we have another thing to add to our checklist when testing swings around.
Swinging the camera further around we see the rad. This looked very much like most of the PC water cooling radiators I've seen in my time and felt a little reminiscent of a Thermochill radiator. There was a few very minor bent fins on the face of the rad, perhaps packaging could have been a little better to stop the block causing havoc.
Lastly we see the pump, and compact isn't the word to describe it. It makes Laing's DDC look like the empire state building. This does cast concern over its performance though. If it's so small the motor can't be massively powerful, and therefore will it limit the flow? Although with such thin tubing, will it matter? More to find out with testing!
Coolit don't shower you with accessories with the Domino, but you don't need more than what they give you. There's a mount and back plate for every modern socket (including LGA1366), along with a pile of screws to mount the product if the rubber seems inadequate and a detailed instruction manual of which I was rather impressed with.
So the Domino is a fairly good looking, well built bit of kit. Next up we'll see if it maintains it's standards in the area of performance and functionality.