CoolIt Systems Freezone CPU Cooler Review


Say hello to Freezone

Extreme overclockers are always looking for bleeding-edge ways to get every once from their hardware. They use powerful fans, extensive water-cooling setups, and even thermoelectric plates to make sure their rigs run reliably, even when pushed beyond the intended performance envelope. Recently, hardware manufacturers have been producing “all-in-one” watercooling devices, which are easy to install, and don’t require the extensive hassle of traditional modular watercooling systems.

Now, CoolIT has entered the fray with a new type of water-cooling unit with their Freezone CPU Cooler. Unlike traditional systems, the Freezone does not use a radiator, but uses a proprietary “chiller”, which uses multiple TECs (peltier plates) to cool the liquid coolant, essentially refrigerating the liquid without a compressor (as expensive phase-change coolers use). This system provides greater thermal efficiency and increased reliability, and is easier to install than full-sized water-cooling kits.

Freezone is a CoolIT Systems Inc. patented product that removes heat from individual components and transfers the heat outside the computer case. It combines facets of air-cooling and liquid chilling through purpose-designed internally installed components. It can aggressively remove heat from a computer quietly, efficiently, and reliably. This system alleviates any risk of condensation, is highly effective, and is easy to install.

To provide concentrated cooling of a small surface area, Freezone uses environmentally friendly liquid coolant as the primary dissipating medium, which absorbs heat much more efficiently than air. The patented system configuration includes multiple TECs (thermoelectric coolers) that provide unique liquid chilling for superior thermal performance.

CoolIT Freezone CPU Cooler Specifications
feature spec
System Type: Liquid Chill (peltier / watercooling hybrid)
Thermal Transfer: 0.10C/W
Noise at full system output: Active Automatic
Features Non-Toxic
Vapor Resistant Tubing
FHE (Fluid Heat Exchanger)
Design: Monolithic copper, multi-cell, single channel
Dimension: 42 x 42 x 17 mm
Weight: 195g
TCM (Thermal Control Module)
Design: Dual IC SMT PCB w/outboard IC sensor
Input: 12VDC, 5VDC
Dimensions: 89 x 53 mm
Weight: 30g
Function: Thermal controller to adjust TEC and fan power output
Chiller and Pump Module
Heatsink Design: Dual dissipation plate, anodized alloy, laminar flow array
Dimension: 89 x 53 mm
Weight: 850g
TECs (thermal-electric cooler)
Design: Six solid-state heat pump wafers
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 3.5 mm (each)
Weight: 20g (each)
Function: Active coolant thermal reduction
Chiller FHE
Design: Dual anodized alloy distribution, multi-channel w/laminar flow
Dimension: 121 x 41 x 12 mm (each)
Weight: 80g (each)
Noise: 26dBA – 37dBA
Bearing Type: Enhanced life ceramic
Life Cycle: 50,000 hrs
Dimension: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
Function: Heatsink convection, chassis exhaust
Pump and Reservoir
Design: 12VDC coreless outrunner pump w/integrated expansion vessel
Noise: <15dBA
Life Cycle: 50,000 hours
Dimension: 50 x 50 x 75 mm
Weight: 360g

In addition to keeping the CPU cool, Freezone actually provides cooling for other vital components while improving system level acoustics. By removing heat from the source and transferring it outside of the chassis, internal PC temperatures are held low. This removes the need for multiple case fans, which eliminates unwanted noise and improves the reliability of other peripheral hardware such as the hard drive.

The Freezone CPU Cooler includes: a Chiller / Pump Module, a Thermal Control Module (TCM), and a CPU Fluid Heat Exchanger (FHE). This universal sealed closed-loop maintenance free system is pre-plumbed and charged for simple bolt-in installation.