The CoolIT Freezone Elite is a Phase Change Cooler, an incredibly expensive but thoroughly effective way of cooling PC components.  Working with multiple peltiers, it is second only to exotic cooling like LN2 or phase change, but tends to be a bit easier to set up and maintain.  Bjorn3D tried it out on a QX9650 which produced brilliant idle temps, but the chip actually overwhelmed the capacity of the Freezone on the overclocked test; it was beaten by a custom watercooling setup.

“The art of overclocking has led to many advancements throughout the computer industry. From higher quality components used on motherboards to faster RAM capable of keeping up with the CPU, overclocking is at the very heart of advancement. It is because of overclocking that we have after market coolers that can cope with the extra heat output from CPUs which brings me to the point of this article. There are many different methods for removing heat from your CPU which helps to lengthen the processor’s life as well as increasing your overclocking headroom. There are high-end air coolers for the enthusiasts, water-cooling for the hardcore crowd and phase-change cooling for the extreme users. Each of these methods have distinct advantages and disadvantages. While water cooling offers lower temps than air cooling it is often an order of magnitude harder to setup and maintain. The same goes for phase-change cooling over water cooling, which brings us to the Freezone Elite from CoolIT systems. The Freezone Elite promises better cooling than water while being as easy to setup as a high-end air cooler. Trying to be all things to all people is always a risky path to take but one that can prove to be extremely lucrative if implemented properly. Does the Freezone Elite have what it takes to earn a spot in your gaming machine or is it just smoke and mirrors? I intend to find out.”

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