Alphacool has released new version of their already successful water block for processors – Eisblock XPX. This time it’s clear version which is made of nylon instead of plexi which is used by most other manufacturers. New material is more durable and should last for much longer.
The Eisblock XPX also looks great what you can see on the photos in this review.
Let’s begin with a couple of words from Alphacool.
The Alphacool Eisblock XPX cooler is the newest innovation in the field of CPU cooling, developed by us. The coolers performance has gotten a major upgrade compared to its predecessor. This was only possible because we completely re-developed CPU cooling.
We also took a new approach in design, with the sandblasted aluminum cover and the illuminated Alphacool logo. The brackets and screw caps that cover the mounting screws are color matched with the cooler and provide a clean finishing touch. All visible parts of the cooler are also interchangeable. We offer our customers completely new creative freedom.
We proudly introduce two new members of the XPX Eisblock family. The Eisblock XPX Clear are the first watercoolers worldwide to be built partially with transparent nylon.
Compared to conventional Plexiglas, transparent nylon is much more resistant to tension strain and tearing, and of course to high temperature differences. This minimizes the risk of cracks in the surface. In terms of appearance, Alphacool is setting a new standard and polishing not just the surface of the cooler, but also the insides of the water-bearing channels. This means the cooler is clear as glass. The satin version’s milky surface creates a whole new look when paired with the right lighting. It looks especially good with vivid colours.
Of course, just like with a normal XPX Eisblock, the frame can be replaced with one in a different colour.
In order to create space for individualization, modding sets are offered in different colors. These include color matching caps, brackets and screw caps, as well as various logo inserts. This way, every user can build a cooler in whatever color they desire while also owning one of – if not the – most high-performance CPU coolers on the current market.
To ensure the water flows into the prechamber centered, Alphacool developed and patented a “ramp”. This prevents the formation of turbulences while the liquid flows into the cooling fins and provides an even water pressure. This single innovation leads to a noticeable improvement in the cooling performance.Additionally, Alphacool also uses a double distributor, which ensures uniform water distribution on the cooling fins. At the same time, the distributor reduces the flow resistance. It’s a simple feature, with vast impact on the cooling performance. Paired with the ramp, this means the pump pressure plays little to no role in the performance of the cooler anymore. You can turn the pump power down and run your system even more quietly without losing any cooling power.
Furthermore the fin structure was refined to 0.2mm and the fin count raised to 81 fins. This results in a much larger cooling surface through which water can flow. The bottom area of the XPX Eisblock has been optimized for CPUs with large DIE, as the cooling surface onto which the water actually flows was enlarged to 34 x 32mm, meaning even large 10 core CPUs present no problem.