CoolIT Systems ECO A.L.C. 240 CPU Cooler ReviewFri, Dec 31, 2010 - 12:00 AM
External Impressions of the ECO ALC 240
Let’s start by looking at the pump/water block. The pump/water block is sealed in a nice, sleek looking unit. The mounting screw can be either tightened by hand or with a screwdriver.
On the back of the pump are the inlet and outlet connections. The pump is powered by a 3-pin fan connector. The tubing connects to the pump/base through 90 degree swivel fittings. These fittings should allow for flexibility in mounting the radiator. The hoses that connect the base to the radiator are 15 inches long, so fitting big cases should not be too bad; small, short cases, on the other hand, may present a problem with them being too long.
The base comes with pre-applied thermal paste and is protected with a plastic cover. The Intel mounts are also pre-installed for you. To switch out the Intel for the AMD mounts all that is needed to do is remove the four screws that hold the mounts.
The mounts are adjustable for each of the 3 LGA sockets.
The bracket is easily adjusted by pulling up on the mount screw and sliding it to the correct spot for your socket.
The base does have a matte finish to it, so much so that there is next to no reflection at all on it. It is flat and the screw heads that attach the base to the pump are well below the surface.
The radiator for the ECO A.L.C. comes with two 120mm fans but has the ability to have two more fans installed for a push-pull arrangement. They come set up as exhaust fans, but can be turned to be intake fans quite easily.