Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Aqua Computer Announces Cuplex Kryos NEXT RGBpx Water Blocks

The German water cooling specialist Aqua Computer is expanding its range of CPU coolers. The newly developed cuplex kryos NEXT RGBpx series not only provides excellent cooling performance but also sets unique optical accents. This is achieved above all by the integrated lighting, which enables impressive effects thanks to the 11 individually addressable RGBpx LEDs.

The lighting is housed in an elegant CNC milled, blasted and anodized aluminium frame. The threads for mounting the cooler are also located in this frame, whereby the force is evenly distributed onto the housing, thus minimizing stress onto it. Of course, the aluminium has no contact with the coolant. The Plexiglas housing is also manufactured in a complex CNC processing. During the construction, great attention was paid to long-term stability and, for example, the material was designed with large rest-thicknesses.
As an alternative to the Plexiglas version, Aqua Computer also offers the cuplex kryos NEXT RGBpx with a housing made of white Delrin. Thanks to the RGBpx LEDs, there are many possibilities to adjust the color and display great effects. For example, in conjunction with the farbwerk 360 controller the color can change with the temperature while at the same time a circulating effect visualizes the processor load.

The micro-structured base with FEM-optimized deformation guarantees an optimal cooling performance with a low flow resistance. Aqua Computer's Flush Mount System hides the springs below the mounting brackets, resulting in a slim appearance without the need for tall screws.

The distance between the G1/4" threads is 25.5 mm and allows the installation of very large fittings. In addition to the mounting kit, a syringe of Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal compound and a 50 cm long RGBpx connection cable are included in the scope of supply.

The coolers can be ordered from Aqua Computer's webshop as of now and shipping will start shortly. The price for the standard versions is 84,89 Euro. If you choose .925 Sterling Silver instead of the nickel-plated copper base, the price is 199,90 Euro.
Add your own comment

5 Comments on Aqua Computer Announces Cuplex Kryos NEXT RGBpx Water Blocks

#1
zo0lykas
when i saw picture with that silver plate, i told me self, its MINEEEE !!

but when i so price tag, my kidney say no no no :D
Posted on Reply
#2
AnarchoPrimitiv
Aquacomputer makes quality products, but does anyone feel like me in that, aesthetically speaking, their CPU blocks look....."wimpy". What I mean is that I don't like how tiny the block looks with respect to the fastening/retention arms, it looks disproportional, and then when it's mounted on a motherboard, it looks even sillier next to the commonly huge VRM heatsinks on modern motherboards. Perhaps nobody agrees with me, but I just think a larger chunk of metal looks better. Watercool's Heatkiller IV CPU blocks, are to me, the best looking on the market, especially the threadripper blocks.
Posted on Reply
#3
claster17
AnarchoPrimitivAquacomputer makes quality products, but does anyone feel like me in that, aesthetically speaking, their CPU blocks look....."wimpy". What I mean is that I don't like how tiny the block looks with respect to the fastening/retention arms, it looks disproportional, and then when it's mounted on a motherboard, it looks even sillier next to the commonly huge VRM heatsinks on modern motherboards.
I went with Watercool simply because I hated how all of Aquacomputer's blocks looked even though the latter perform (slightly) better. Especially the AM4-mount just doesn't look right. Same with my choice of reservoir.
Posted on Reply
#4
SRB151
claster17I went with Watercool simply because I hated how all of Aquacomputer's blocks looked even though the latter perform (slightly) better. Especially the AM4-mount just doesn't look right. Same with my choice of reservoir.
Just out of curiosity, do any of these blocks cool worth a darn, or do you buy them for bling? EK makes nice looking stuff too, but their first Threadripper block was worse than air cooling.
Posted on Reply
#5
claster17
SRB151Just out of curiosity, do any of these blocks cool worth a darn, or do you buy them for bling? EK makes nice looking stuff too, but their first Threadripper block was worse than air cooling.
When I bought the parts, both Watercool and Aquacomputer were superior in quality and performance difference was close to margin of error. EK's nickel plating issue was also fairly recent, so I didn't even consider their blocks. In fact the only EK parts I have are fittings, QDC and ZMT tubing.
The more recent EK parts look nice (e.g. Quantum Magnitude) but are rather overpriced compared to the competition and I don't feel like paying extra just for YouTubers to get kitted out for free.
Posted on Reply