Alphacool NexXxos NVXP-3 GPU Waterblock
Published: 14th August 2006 | Source: Specialtech | Price: |Conclusion
The Alphacool NexXxoS is a great block for watercooling, but I have to say that this is perhaps more suited to smaller-bore systems such as 1/4" or 8mm. Alphacool cooling systems are generally based on this type of tubing so the block would suit a system such as Alphacool's excellent Xtreme Pro kit. This is more due the case size restrictions than anything else. I had a kink in my system after a while due to the angles being tight.
Having said that, the block still performed very well and certainly is a good waterblock for this high-end card. The looks of the block would suit any system with a case window and the clear acrylic would really show off a system with UV glowing water in it.
The water-block can be found for sale at Specialtech at the excellent price of £35.85. This makes it a pretty attractive proposition.
The Alphacool gets the Overclock3D recommended award and the Value for Money Award, with a score of 75%.
+ Great looking block
+ Decent cooling
+ Great price
+ Fairly easy to install
- Lack of barbs with the block unlike some competitors
- Makes the loop stick out a bit
- Bad packaging could easily damage the block surface
- Not suited to larger bore systems
- Instructions need some working on
This was a personal purchase from SpecialTech
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