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Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Waterblock Review

Manufacturer: Alphacool

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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Earlier this year, Alphacool launched their "Eis" series of products, a collection of high performance liquid cooling products improving upon their existing products. The Eisblock XPX CPU water block introduces a new internal design compared with their previous NexXxOS block series, updating the internal design with an optimized jet impingement-fed micro-channel system. The block consists of a nickel-plated copper square base plate and an acetal top with an aluminum cover plate and an illuminated logo. The block offers compatibility with all current CPU socket types, including the Intel LGA2011 and LGA1150 and the AMD AM4 sockets.

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The block is held together with screws going through the nickel-plated base plate with a snap-on top cover. Use of a snap-on aluminum top cover gives the block a sleek appearance. Further, it allows for easy customization of the embedded LED color not to mention the top cover color by switching out the top cover plate without interfering with the block internals. Alphacool offers a variety of top cover plates and customization kits for the Eisblock XPX water block to match virtually any system theme setup. With an approximate MSRP of $73 US, the Eisblock XPX is at price parity with other high-end water block offerings.

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The Eisblock XPX waterblock comes standard with hardware supporting all current generation Intel and AMD processors, including the AMD Ryzen AM4 socket. The block's support brackets snap in place in channels along the lower sides of the block, making for easy customization of the block for different processor and socket types if necessary.

Technical Specifications (taken from the manufacturer websites)

Water Block Specifications
Manufacturer Alphacool
Dimensions (LxWxH) 65 x 65 x 30mm
Threads 2 x G1/4"
Tested Pressure 2 Bar
Material cooling plate Copper
Material top cover Aluminum / Acetal
Socket Compatibility Intel
775 / 1156 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 / 2011 / 2011-3

AMD
AM2 /AM2+ /AM3 /AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+ / AM4

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April 8, 2017 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Buyers

"As of March 29, the XSPC Raystorm Pro water block was available..."

Your 'Pricing' section is labeling the wrong block.

April 8, 2017 | 03:30 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Thanks for pointing that out.  Prices and links were correct.  This has been fixed...

April 8, 2017 | 04:38 PM - Posted by Matt Wilson (not verified)

Accessories page says XSPC at the top instead of Alphacool.

April 8, 2017 | 10:33 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Thanks, fixed.  No other references found, promise...

April 9, 2017 | 09:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ugly even more so with the LED logo

April 10, 2017 | 08:14 AM - Posted by YOUDIEMOFO

Glad to see my Raystorm Pro block is still rocking it with the newest competition.

April 10, 2017 | 11:20 PM - Posted by Penteract (not verified)

Alpahcool runs some ads on YouTube that I find to be very annoying. While they make some good products, their advertisement methodology has just about knocked them out of the running for me.

Anyhoo, nice review as always Morry. :)