CoolIT Freezone Elite CPU Cooler


Coolit Freezone EliteThe cooling systems employed by enthusiasts today are constantly increasing in complexity and expense, in a bid to increase efficiency, reduce noise and provide a means for increased overclocks. Todays review item is a product which, through use of a lesser known cooling solution, aims to hit these goals on the head and provide users with the best performance available without the need to insulate and risk hardware failure.
The Freezone Elite is a CPU cooling system fairly unique in its design. Essentially it is a compact liquid cooler with your typical waterblock and pump, however, in addition to the norm, the Freezone Elite uses two banks of 3 TEC blocks in place of a radiator to cool the coolant. Designed to fit neatly into the inside of most regular chassis with minimal work and maintenance.
CoolIT are not a particularly widely known company, mostly because of the specific and unique nature of their products. The fact that the company is not the biggest could well work in the favor of the CoolIT Elite, allowing far higher attention to detail and care in the units construction.
Here are the specs of the cooler taken from CoolIT's website
CPU FHE (Fluid Heat Exchanger)

Design: Monolithic copper, multi-cell
Dimensions: 43 x 42 x 16.5 mm
Weight: 175g

Design: Dual dissipation plate, anodized alloy
Dimensions: 121 x 92 x 65 mm
Weight: 800g

TECs (6)

Power usage: Max total 72 Watts
Design: Six solid-state heat pump wafers
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 3.5 mm (each)
Weight: 20g (each)

Chiller FHE’s (2)

Design: Dual anodized alloy distribution, multi-channel
Dimensions: 121 x 41 x 12 mm (each)
Weight: 80g (each)


Power usage: Max 8 Watts
Airflow: 120 CFM
Noise: Max 40 dBA
Bearing Type: Dual ball
Life Cycle: 50,000 hrs
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 38mm
Features: 3rd Wire Tachometer


Power usage: 8W +/- 0.5W
Design: 12VDC coreless outrunner pump with integrated expansion vessel
Noise: <15dBALife Cycle: 50,000 hrs
Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 75 mm
Flow: 3.5 L/minWeight: 205g


Single/Dual CPU Cooling Solution
Dual GPU Cooling Solution
Nothing that out of the ordinary to be learned from the specifications, but two things I will draw attention to are the CFM / dBA of the fan (which I expect will be running on a variable voltage) and the low noise output of the pump.
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Most Recent Comments

21-05-2008, 16:37:12

Seen those, love the idea of TEC cooling, got me thinking about doing something of my own, but then i realised how much money would be needed and thought against it. XD

From some other reviews i read, that thing sounds like a rocket taking off on full load, and that price tag?!?!? DAMN!!! no thanks.Quote

21-05-2008, 17:44:33

Mr. Smith
[email protected]; they can barely handle a low end dual core oc'd and they cost a fortune.

Thumbs down.Quote

21-05-2008, 18:31:54

£250 = ouch.

If it was competitively priced I think people would drum up even curious interest, I probably would.Quote

21-05-2008, 20:00:09

What a horrible horrible finish on the block... That's unacceptable at £250.Quote

22-05-2008, 04:17:37

Yea I dont really get whats going on there, low performance is one thing and there certainly is a market for it (although its probably priced itself out of that market) but a decent finish on the CPU block is the least you can hope for at that price. £5 Akasa coolers manage a better surface

It's an odd one because it really is fantastically well put together and has a lot of potential, just falls short in one too many important areas. I was speaking to Jim about it pre-publish and we both thought it was odd that the pelt is used to cool the water rather than to cool the CPU directly and the coolant / heatsink system used to cool the TEC Quote

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