Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold Highflow water block
Published: 2nd November 2007 | Source: Alphacool | Price: |Conclusion
The Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock is a beautifully crafted piece of hardware and has certainly earned a place of pride in any high-end water-cooled rig. The quality finish and German engineered design features certainly help this waterblock to stand out amongst the plethora of CPU waterblocks currently available on the market.
If you are looking for the best performing waterblock currently available, then the Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold isn't quite the waterblock for you. But if you want a great looking all-round workhorse that is going to handle the heat-load of an overclocked processor more than admirably, then you could do well to look at the Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold waterblock.
The move by Alphacool to not include a universal adaptor may pose a problem for those who regularly upgrade their system depending on the better performing platform at that time. This is further reinforced by the fact that AMD's Phenom processors are just around the corner and if you decided to purchase this waterblock now based on an Intel socket 775 based system, then you would need to re-purchase it again further down the track. Alphacool would be wise to look at investing in a universal attachment for their new range of CPU waterblocks.
Personally, I think the price is a little on the dear side of town, as it comes in slightly above the D-TEK FuZion. Dedicated Alphacool fans may overlook this.
The Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock is available from SpecialTech for £ 40.99 , inc VAT 17.5%. By purchasing from one of our recommended retailers you can be sure that you will have a great experience and exceptional after-sales service.
• Great Looks
• Quality Build
• Very respectable cooling performance for Quad-core
• Relatively small footprint
• Barbs not included
• No universal mounting
• Nothing to report
Overclock3D.net would like to thank SpecialTech for providing the product for review, and Chris from Alphacool for his assistance.
# Addendum: (5/11/2007)
In the light of the price difference between the D-TEK FuZion and the Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock, Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing to a very competitive £35.99 inc VAT 17.5%.
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