The Koolance Exos-2 Review

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The Koolance Exos-2 Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:33 pm

Today Legit Reviews starts out the month of June by looking at the Exos 2 high end water cooling solution by Koolance Inc.

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"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2. For people using smaller cases, external water cooling allows them the benefit of improved cooling without cramping the precious room in their case..."

http://www.legitreviews.com/article.php?aid=205
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Postby infinitevalence » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:36 pm

i think it looks much better than my exos, i like the new styling and i like the new gfx block. Its also good to know that there is a north bridge water block that will fit on the DFI, as i was looking for one.
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Postby Codey47 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:10 pm

i have a sapphire X850Xt PE pci express card and just wanted to know if the VID-AT1-V06 cooler will hinder any of the memory slots or bottom "clips" of the memory slots or ide ports on the ASUS A8N deluxe?
i also have 1024 corsair 3200xl proseries(as you know BIGASS ram)
due to upgrade to another 1024 corsair 3200xl xpert ram(as you know BIGGERASS ram)
thats the exact cooling setup i want with additional coolers included in the review
thanx in advance
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Postby LVCapo » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:38 pm

I had zero problem getting it to fit on my Sapphire X850 XT PE. the cooler does make the card a bit longer, but no thicker. As far as actual cooling, the Koolance video card cooler is the best i have ever used, it does an outstanding job on both the GPU and memory.
what motherboard are you using or planning to use? That will be the determining factor. I used the DFI NF4 SLI-DR board, which has some spacing issues, and I used it in an Antec 1050B case, I had no problems at all and am very happy with this cooling systems performance.
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Postby Codey47 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:12 pm

i am already using an ASUS A8N deluxe its how much it "thickens" of the back of the card

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Postby LVCapo » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:20 pm

If you are using a single card, i don't think you will have any problems. The ASUS board doesn't seem to be too different from the DFI board I used in my review.
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Postby Codey47 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:22 pm

apart from the memory slots are located above the cpu on the DFI
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Postby LVCapo » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:25 pm

my point was spacing, you shouldn't have any issues from that point of view
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Postby Codey47 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:30 pm

okay m8 didn't mean to sound cocky was just hopin that this wasnt gonna prevent me from gettin this vid cooler because as you know theres no try b4 you buy option everything else seems to fit fine and seems to on the
theres no mention of any compatibilities with the asus a8n just the all in wonder card on koolance compatibilty page.
due to some upgrade plans i have with the expert ram and hopefully it wont get in the way of the ram or dimm retention clips or tubing connections on the vid cooler hindering the access of the ide ports also and just need to be sure or ill worry myself to death ...lol
i just fet a niggling feeling that hopes will be dashed
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Postby LVCapo » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:43 pm

I went and looked at the board froma couple of different angles at Newegg and don't really see where there will be an issue. the video card cooler sho0uld not add to the width of the card, but it does add to the length a bit. thinking that, there should be enough clearance between the botttom of the memory and the top of the card.
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Postby Codey47 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:59 pm

thanx for the speedy replies
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Postby zest » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:03 pm

Hi!
I am new here....and this is an old thread.. :roll:

Anywa y I saved up and bought myself a Koolance PC3-725BK which incorporates this.
I am having a hard time selecting a 775 cpu block, basically as a newcomer to w/c I am unsure what blocks can be used with a 2l min flo and if I need 2 barbs s or 3 ..could this operate a Swiftech Storm or MCW6000775 for example.

I will only be cooling the cpu initially and may add my Gpu and maybe the ram at at a later time..

I try ed to get a D-tek white water but is proving impossible to obtain.

Plz help with with the cpu block... Boad is P5WD-2 Prem & Cpu is a 670.

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Postby zest » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:51 pm

Anyone!!
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:25 pm

hum bio-hazard this is up your alley!

I'm not 100% sure what the best choice is and that is why i'm not answering, so don't think that we are ignoring you!
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:18 am

If money is no object, I'd go for the Storm, it will work well in low flow as and high flow systems. But if you're looking to save a little, the APOGEE will save you some money and will give you the same performance if not better due to the better internal flow design of the APOGEE block. I have both blocks and I'm getting slightly better performance out of the APOGEE because I'm also running a GPU block.
The Storm block is highly restrictive to water flow so the stronger (higher head pressure) the better the performance. When adding additional blocks to a system with the Storm, you will need a better pump to keep your temps within the same range. The APOGEE on the other hand was designed to play well with other blocks in the cooling loop.
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