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Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme Black Edition

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Alphacool has updated their all-in-one liquid cooler lineup with the brand new Eisbaer Extreme Black Edition. Offering solid performance while being nearly silent, it is sure to garner some attention. Built with enthusiast-grade components, this expandable offering is truly a beast in more ways than one.

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I would have mounted it with the pump on the top. That way your text isn't upside down and the tubing isn't stretched. I know it's recommended to place the pump low in your loop so that air doesn't get trapped in it. However, given it's a closed loop, I doubt that air is an issue.
 
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Pretty weak performance, since it's on par with the cheap Eisbaer LT. Also the price is similar when compared to a good DIY kit, for example my Eissturm Hurricane 240 costs only 10eur more.

Also, why it's a pull configuration..

edit: Also the plastic Intel backplate is horrible, there's a similar one in the original Eisbaer and didn't need many installs that it broke from one corner.
 
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Pretty weak performance, since it's on par with the cheap Eisbaer LT. Also the price is similar when compared to a good DIY kit, for example my Eissturm Hurricane 240 costs only 10eur more.

Also, why it's a pull configuration..

edit: Also the plastic Intel backplate is horrible, there's a similar one in the original Eisbaer and didn't need many installs that it broke from one corner.
Performance may be weaker than some but its also far quieter.

EK MLC 360 kit is even more expensive and while yeah in the worst case scenario it wins by 3C the fact remains its also 10 dBA louder for that 3C improvement. THe other three AIOs that managed to beat it around 1-2C end up 4 - 10 dBA louder as well. Something worth taking into consideration.
 
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I own this CPU cooler and it works great, first thing I did was remove all the useless metal probably just holding in heat and put 2 real fans on it, works better than the corsair I also added same retrofit fans to. Then I just expanded it with a 420 mm RAD I already had from same company easily expanded it and it works as well as anything out there. Biggest weakness are the fans they are whisper quiet but simply don't cool enough to make use of the pump which is better than on any other AIO by far.

Pretty weak performance, since it's on par with the cheap Eisbaer LT. Also the price is similar when compared to a good DIY kit, for example my Eissturm Hurricane 240 costs only 10eur more.

Also, why it's a pull configuration..

edit: Also the plastic Intel backplate is horrible, there's a similar one in the original Eisbaer and didn't need many installs that it broke from one corner.
Yes also I forgot to mention the "pull" configuration they put it in, probably limited the fan performance even more. So when I "modded" it by taking it apart I put the fans on the push side and mounted it to front of my case with the reservoir on top fans/rad on bottom. Not sure that is best orientation but only way it works in my case.
 
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