Alphacool NexXxos NVXP-3 GPU Waterblock

Conclusion

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%.

oc3d recommended

value for money

Pro's

+ Great looking block
+ Decent cooling
+ Great price
+ Fairly easy to install

Con's

- 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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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2007, 21:47:17

PV5150
Today we take the Alphacool NVXP-G8 full-cover block for a bout of friendly, water-cooled frolicking against EK's best.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...064432945s.jpg

Let the games begin

16-11-2007, 03:20:38

Nagaru
Great review mate, I sadly can think of many improvments they could make to the design.

16-11-2007, 06:03:46

Mr. Smith
Sound methodology and a balanced conclusion.

I'd take the EK over the alpha due to ability to change barb direction... That and it performs better lol

16-11-2007, 06:15:48

PV5150
Thanks guys for the feedback, it's very much appreciated as it allows me to refine the process. Is there anything else that you would like to see done in future reviews that I haven't included?
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