Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold Highflow water block

Testing Continued

Testing Continued

Changing over waterblocks and running the same series of tests on the XSPC X2O Delta produced some interesting results which can be seen below:

XSPC X2O Delta Idle, Load and OC temperatures
Ambient Temperature - 31.5 Deg C
Water Temperature @ Idle - 35.5 Deg C
Water Temperature @ Load - 38.8 Deg C
Water Temperature @ OC - 41.2 Deg C

Unfortunately, due to Summer being just around the corner our temperatures are starting to soar significantly. The lack of thermostatically controlled room temperatures also means that ambient temperatures will not be able to be kept at the same for the duration of the review. A factor which becomes evident in the comparison between the Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold and  the XSPC X2O Delta's results. Please remember that the graph below is purely for illustrative purposes only, and don't gauge the performance by the numbers shown.
 
Combination of Alphacool X2 Bold and XSPC X2O Delta results

However, if we average out the temperatures over the four cores and subtract the ambient temperature from the total we should arrive at our ΔT difference.

Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW

ΔT Idle - 4.4 Deg C
ΔT Load - 16.4 Deg C
ΔT OC - 31.15 Deg C

XSPC X2O Delta

ΔT Idle - 3.0 Deg C
ΔT Load - 15.75 Deg C
ΔT OC - 31.5 Deg C

The Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold manages to beat out the XSPC X2O Delta waterblock in the overclocking stakes, but comes in just behind for the idle and load testing. Now that we have analysed the Alphacool X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblocks performance, let's head over the page to see how the block perfomed as a whole in our conclusion...
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Most Recent Comments

02-11-2007, 08:18:40

PV5150
Alphacool is back, and to help celebrate we've reviewed their new NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock.

Take a peak

02-11-2007, 09:42:19

WC Annihilus
Just to mention, last two pages still have default titles

02-11-2007, 12:22:31

AydST
Great review

In response to this Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing and while PV's review was correct at the time of print, the new revised price is 35.99 inc VAT.

02-11-2007, 16:20:58

sbrehm72255
I've always liked Alphacool products, but they are all so damned expensive over here in the US.

02-11-2007, 18:13:21

AydST
there is a reason and it is my eternal argument with Alphacool (sorry Chris)

While 'other' manufacturers have their products made in the far east, Alphacool, who are a German company, have their products made in Germany. As we all know, especially with me being a quallified engineer, if you want a quality produced product...look to Germany. Sadly this does get reflected in the price as there are no sweat shops in Germany but all in all with Alphacool you wil be getting a quality crafted product.

After all Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lamorghini etc.. can't be wrong....

02-11-2007, 18:52:49

sbrehm72255
LOL......true to a point, I lived and worked in Germany for Mercedes for a long period of time before moving back to the US...........

The US government is the other reason all European products cost so much (import duties, shipping and the like).

02-11-2007, 22:58:45

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus'
Just to mention, last two pages still have default titles
Fixed, thanks WC

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='AydST'
Great review

In response to this Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing and while PV's review was correct at the time of print, the new revised price is 35.99 inc VAT.
Thanks Ayd, I'll make an addendum to the review to reflect the price drop.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='AydST'
there is a reason and it is my eternal argument with Alphacool (sorry Chris)

While 'other' manufacturers have their products made in the far east, Alphacool, who are a German company, have their products made in Germany. As we all know, especially with me being a quallified engineer, if you want a quality produced product...look to Germany. Sadly this does get reflected in the price as there are no sweat shops in Germany but all in all with Alphacool you wil be getting a quality crafted product.

After all Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lamorghini etc.. can't be wrong....
Agreed, if you want a quality manufactured item then there is going to be some price difference. I included it as a sticking point merely because the better performing D-TEK FuZion was cheaper, and if Alphacool are looking to regain lost ground then this is an area that they will need to address (which they have to their credit). However, I think that 'dyed in the wool' Alphacool fans may overlook the price difference regardless...

Thanks all for the feedback, tis muchly appreciated
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