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Thermaltake and Mayhems Fighting Over "Pastel" Trademark in the UK

This is still a developing story, however it has matured enough to where we feel confident about discussing it. It kicked off last week when the proprietor of Mayhem Solutions Ltd, better known simply as Mayhems, shared information regarding Thermaltake introducing their own Pastel-branded coolants to be used in the PC DIY water cooling sector. Mayhems has had a trademark registered for this in the UK since 2015, and let Thermaltake know via email to try to reach an amenable solution. Indeed, EKWB and Alphacool had both used the Pastel trademark with Mayhems' permission in the past, some of which also came via using the Mayhems Pastel base under their respective brand names. After word from Thermaltake's legal team, first trying to defend the use of Pastel as a generic term, and then saying that they would work on a compromise, Mayhems told us they have not heard back from the company in over a week since the last correspondence, and are forced to take legal action to prevent Thermaltake P1000 pastel coolants to be sold in the UK.

We wanted to have due diligence in our reporting, and contacted Thermaltake ourselves for a statement. After receiving word that they will send us one, we too have not heard back from the company since. We respect Thermaltake's decision, and are always willing to update this post if they do send us one, but in the meantime we went further. Indeed, a careful look at the trademark (screenshots seen below) confirms Mayhem's legal stance on this matter. However, it is not easy to enforce a trademark in the court. It would be all the more harder to do so when there can be an argument made about the use of the term pastel, which no doubt Thermaltake would argue is not necessarily tied to the coolant, but more as the general term to showcase the various colors and the opaque-nature of said coolants. More on this story past the break, including quotes from retailers we spoke to.

Alphacool Shows Off All New Eisball Pump/Reservoir Combo

Alphacool showed off an entirely new pump/reservoir combo at CES 2019, which they dubbed the Eisball. Just a quick look at this thing will tell you it is like nothing else you have seen before. Paired with their VP755 V3 pump which was recently updated, means not only is it entirely new from the ground up, it also has a truly unique appearance. Of course no product is complete without RGB LEDs, and the Eisball is no exception with the metal ring located on the outside hiding them from prying eyes while delivering bright illumination that will have no problems being visible in any case with a window.

All cabling for the LEDs and pump are thankfully sleeved in black which which is nice since no one likes mustard and ketchup cabling. There are four ports located on the unit two of which are on the front bottom and are clearly marked inlet and outlet, while another port is located on the opposite side. The last port is in the obvious location which is up top. In general, the Eisball is a unique pump/reservoir combo that will likely garner more than a few looks at CES this year. That said, all I can see when I look at it is R2D2 maybe I am just crazy? Let me know in the comments.

Alphacool Shows Off Eisblock Flatboy 1U CPU Block and Updated NexXxoS V2 Radiators

To meet demands of the 1U server market and extreme enthusiasts Alphacool had on display their Eisblock Flatboy CPU block. While this latest solution is predominately targeted at servers with support for Intel's LGA3647 and LGA 2066 and AMD's TR4. That said, enthusiasts running a Threadripper system can also easily make use of the block as well. The only detailed specifications we have currently is that It measures in at 79 mm x 63.8 mm x 25.5 mm and offers multiple G1/4" connection options including 3x in and 5x out.

Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme 280 mm AIO on Display at CES 2019

While we covered the Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme at Computex earlier this year, it was once again on display at CES 2019. This sleek and fully encased 280 mm all-in-one liquid cooler comes ready-to-go out of the box and features an expandable all copper design. Rather than use ordinary fans, Alphacool has partnered with be quiet! to deliver high-quality, low noise cooling with two 140 mm Silent Wing 3 fans taking center stage. They max out at 1300 RPM. The quick release fittings provided for expansion with Eisbaer ready products have also seen improvements in terms of appearance. They now come in all black and are smooth, compared to more angular red and blue color coded versions seen on the Eisbaer LT. The matte black tubing features a high kink resistance, while the rest of the fittings are of course industry standard G1/4".

Cooling of the CPU is handled by Alphacool's Eisblock XPX which is the same here as what they sell directly for those building custom loops. Too keep coolant flowing Alphacool has paired the Eisbaer Extreme with their latest VPP755 pump which supports PWM functionality. In order to keep the entire unit looking clean Alphacool has encased it in an all aluminum housing that encloses and protects the radiator, fans, pump, and reservoir. The system is also fully compatible with Alphacools entire family of Eisbaer ready porducts. Availability is expected soon.
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Alphacool Ready with Full-Coverage Waterblocks for GeForce RTX Series

Aquatuning, a global distributor for Alphacool, announced that it's ready with Alphacool Eisblock series full-coverage water block for GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. The company is taking in pre-orders, and will begin shipping on the 20th of September. Among the first four models are the GPX-N 2080 Plexi/Acetal, and GPX-N 2080 Ti Plexi/Acetal. The former should be compatible with reference-design RTX 2070, too. The Plexi variants feature a clear acrylic window over the coolant channel and micro-fin lattice over the GPU base, whereas the Acetal variants feature a matte-black acetal top. The Plexi variants are typically priced around 150€, and the Acetal variants around 130€.

Alphacool Announces New RGB-Enhancing Products - The Aurora Frame and HardTube RGB Ring

Alphacool today introduced a few new additions to their catalog of watercooling-related products, and this time, they've focused on adding RGB flairs to users' systems. The new Aurora XPX RGB-LED Frame is a product that attaches to your Alphacool CPU block. It's basically a plastic square that has an RGB strip inside it (which connects via a standard 4-pin male RGB connector), which lights up and illuminates the entirety of your block in an eerie, perfectly diffused hue. There are black and chrome finishes for your particular rig, and the frame goes for €19.79.

Alphacool Announces Its Eissturm Watercooling Sets

With the new Eissturm sets you get all the components you need to start into the world of water cooling. The sets are not only for beginners but also for professionals and enthusiasts alike. All the components that are used are matched for optimal compatibility and performance and come from Alphacools high-end series. Alphacool makes no compromises when it comes to materials and relies on pure copper or brass for all metals ensuring fantastic cooling performance. With the Eissturm sets, you can easily cool your CPU and thanks to the enclosed quick-release fastener you can also integrate any graphics card cooler into the loop also.

Alphacool Shows Off New Eiszyklon RGB Fans

German watercooling expert Alphacool's showcased the company's upcoming Eiszyklon RGB fans designed specifically for Alphacool radiators. They are capable of providing very high static pressure at the lowest noise level possible. The fans are built on a hydraulic bearing to ensure a longer life expectancy while the decoupled frames helps to minimize operating noise. The Eiszyklon RGB fans are offered in two versions. The normal Eiszyklon variant comes 21 RGB LEDs while the Eiszyklon LT variant has 15 RGB LEDs. Nevertheless, both variants utilizes a diffuser to spread even light around the fan.

Alphacool Introduces Eisbaer Extreme AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

Alphacool presented their latest Eisbaer Extreme customizable AIO liquid CPU cooler at Computex. The protoype on display was a 280 mm model. Nevertheless, Alphacool will offer the Eisbaer Extreme in 240 mm and 360 mm variants as well. The CPU cooler employs a powerful D5-based pump and an expansion tank with a capacity of approximately 200 ml. There's also a small side window on the reservoir to keep track of the liquid level. Since the cooler utilizes standard G1/4" connections, users are free to swap the black tubing to their liking. The pair of quick-release couplings provides different options for expansion. Users can connect the Eisbaer Extreme to a graphics card waterblock, an external radiator, and many other Alphacool components.

The Eisbaer Extreme will initially be available with the Black Edition featuring a black Eisblock XPX CPU block, kink-proof hoses, and be quiet! Silent Wings 3 fans. A RGB edition will come later on. The RGB edition boasts a RGB illuminated side panel and CPU block from the XPX series. Alphacool hasn't revealed the pricing or availability of the Eisbaer Extreme since the company is still working on the CPU cooler.

Alphacool Presents the Alphacool Powerbutton

Alphacool today introduced the world to the greatest invention it sometimes knew it needed: the Alphacool Powerbutton. The Alphacool Powerbutton is the pinnacle of design ingenuity for users that find reaching their system's power button either a Herculean task, or one that's beneath them (sometimes literally).

The idea behind the Powerbutton is to extend the typical computer's Power button to anywhere on the users' desk, allowing for comfortable turn on/turn off cycles (or one of the best office pranks ever, of course). The Powerbutton is available in black or chrome options. The button + wiring package goes for €29.79, while the button by itself is available for €16.79.

Alphacool Announces Eisblock GPX Waterblocks for AMD and NVIDIA Graphics Cards

Alphacool today introduced two new waterblocks, commercialized under the Eisblock GPX moniker. These are aimed at the top of the line offerings from both AMD and NVIDIA, in the form of the RX Vega and Pascal Titan X / GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, offering full coverage and exceptional performance. The two new SKUs are based on the same design and have the same performance targets, but differ in the waterblock's finishing touches - Plexi with a touch of RGB, or the more subdued, classical Acetal finish.

Alphacool Announces New Mining Products

The world-renowned company, Alphacool, now offers special mining solutions for industry and end customer use. In addition to mining the well-known crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, systems very similar are also increasingly being used in research, development and other areas. These systems generate a lot of heat due to the mass of components used in enclosed spaces. Now, Alphacool has met the demands from the industry and has created cost-effective water cooling solutions and systems. Starting with cases for e.g. server racks and full cover graphic card coolers up to complete mining systems including hardware and preinstalled software.

The products are all cost effective, particularly the graphics card coolers! Extremely low prices are possible which can compete, or even beat the prices of air cooling, without compromising on quality. For even more reliability, there are graphics card coolers with include an integrated pump. Since there are usually several GPUs in a circuit, if one pump does fail, the other pumps can easily keep the liquid flowing ensuring that the system stays cool.

Alphacool Launches the Mining Rig 12 Open Air Frame Case

The world-famous manufacturer Alphacool introduces the first case of its Mining Rig series. The Alphacool Mining Rig 12 can accommodate two motherboards, four power supplies and of up to 12 graphics cards. There are also extensive mounting options for water cooling. For example, up to six 360 mm radiators can be mounted and at least two reservoirs with space for corresponding pumps. The ideal mining rig for Ethereum, Bitcoin, Zcash, Monero or whatever coin you wish to mine.

Mining Rig in perfection
The Alphacool Mining Rig 12 offers extensive options for equipping a water cooling system with different NexXxoS radiators, Eisbecher reservoirs and a wide range of pumps. The Mining rig case can also fit up to 7 fans, which blow directly on the graphics cards to ensure your cards stay as cool a possible whilst mining. In the lower part of the Mining Rig 12 you have 4 spaces for power supply units.

Alphacool Launches the Aurora XPX RGB Frame for Their Eisblock XPX CPU Coolers

The Alphacool XPX RGB frame is intended for users of the Eisblock XPX CPU cooler who are looking for the perfect lighting for their cooler. The RGB frame simply slides over the Eisblock XPX cooler and is then connected to the RGB controller. With an impressive 15 RGB LEDs evenly distributed over the XPX Eisblock CPU cooler, perfect lighting is guaranteed. The RGB controller lets you change not only the colors, but also add color effects like gradients, blinking, slow color changes, and much more. Many controllers also include a dimmer function. The Alphacool XPX RGB frame leaves nothing to be desired.

Alphacool Announces the Eisbaer LT AIO Family

With the Alphacool Eisbaer LT, you get a high-performance compact water cooling system that's barely inferior to its bigger brother, the Eisbaer AIO.
Just like the Eisbaer, the Eisbaer LT distinguishes itself from the usual AIO mix in that Alphacool relied on normal custom components as much as possible during development. This allows the Eisbaer LT to be expanded on not just with the Eisbaer Ready quick connectors but also with connectors using standard G1/4" threads. Another highlight is the new 25mm thin Slim Radiator, made entirely of copper. Since copper has twice the heat capacity of aluminium, optimal cooling is guaranteed.

The cooler bottom is made entirely of copper and has an ultra-fine cross slot structure. Thanks to those cross slots and a sophisticated nozzle system, heat is absorbed extremely fast and transferred away from the CPU. The built-in DC-LT Ultra Ceramic Low Noise pump is an extremely quiet pump that Alphacool has used in many products. The pump is much stronger than what you'd usually find in AIOs. It can also be throttled with the optional 7V adaptor, decreasing the already low noise generation even further. The pump casing is very flat and the aluminium cap gives it a clean, elegant look.

Alphacool Lets Its Water Cooling DNA be Known at CES 2018

Alphacool, the renowned watercooling and accessories company, took to CES 2018 to showcase their watercooling product and accessory lineup. The company's Eisstation cooling blocks made a welcome, "LEDy" appearance, as did the company's full-coverage waterblocks for your choice of VGA. The company also demonstrated a hybrid, water and air cooling solution via its dressed-up radiators; a good-looking maintenance kit; and the company's distinct Eisbecher Helix and Helix Light watercooling "bling".

Alphacool Announces Eiskoffer Hardline Tube Bending Kit

Whether you're a professional modder or still a novice, the Alphacool Eiskoffer offers everyone a comprehensive foundation for bending HardTubes into any desired form. The set is compatible with 13mm and 16mm HardTubes. Every tool is designed for both sizes. A deburring tool and gloves are included, as well as a saw and a mitre box that can be mounted to a table with special screw clamps. A rubberised interior prevents scratches and stops the HardTubes from sliding around inside the mitre box while sawing. A comprehensive set of measuring tools is included so you can get the angles you need, including several angles in a row. The measuring kit is built to be totally flexible and can be used in just about any situation.

In order to get the perfect bend each time, a substantial palette of bending radii and angles can be attached to the bending plate. The basis for this is formed by two different sizes of bending mandrels and arc mandrels. This allows you to bend HardTubes to any classic bending radius. The bending plate has a section that can accommodate self-designed or highly specialised bends. The case contains special flex mandrels that can be positioned in nearly any way. You need a 30° angle followed by a 2cm long straight section and then another 20° angle? No problem; these flex mandrels make just about anything possible.

Alphacool Introduces the Eisstation Series of Compact Reservoirs

Alphacool has just made available another line of products, in the form of their new Eisstation series of compact reservoirs. Alphacool has carved three new products based on this reservoir design, the Alphacool Eisstation DC-Ultra, Eisstation DDC, and Eisstation VPP, for different pump options (D5, DDC and DC-LT). Alphacool is calling user's attention to the myriad of mounting options available (it can be screwed to a number of places on your case, and there's a Velcro pad offered to increase mounting possibilites even more). The small footprint (the Eisstation are small enough to fit inside a 3.5" bay cage) and subtle blue RGB lighting are also of note (other color options are available through mod kits).

Alphacool Announces the New Eisbecher Helix & Helix Light

Alphacool presents the brand new Eisbecher Helix family, the Eisbecher Helix 250 and the Eisbecher Helix Light. Both versions offer a unique look with their helix, reminiscent of a strand of DNA, running through the middle of the reservoir. The acetal bottom and top are completely covered with elegant aluminium caps, putting a finishing touch on the outstanding aesthetic of the Eisbecher Helix.
The Eisbecher Helix 250 also comes with a UV cathode tube, which is placed right in the middle of the Helix. If UV-reactive water is used, this will create an even glow shining from within the reservoir - the perfect eye-catcher.

The Alphacool Helix Eisbecher captivates with its unique Helix Optic, including elegant aluminium caps for its upper and bottom sides. The 60mm diameter version also offers a UV cathode tube to illuminate UV-reactive water from within.

Alphacool Intros HDX5 Cooled M.2 RAID Add-on Card

The Alphacool HDX-5 is a combination of a RAID controller card and a massive cooler. It has two slots for M.2 SATA SSDs and two additional SATA slots, allowing you to set up a RAID 0 or 1 group. The PCI-Express 3.0 x4 card also provides a bandwidth of up to 3900 MB/s.

The new generation of HDX coolers from Alphacool is getting another addition. The HDX-5 is not just a cooler, but also lets you run a RAID 0 or 1 group. It boasts two M.2 SATA SSD slots and two classic SATA slots. The combination possibilities are considerable, since you can set up a RAID group over one M.2 SATA SSD and one normal SATA drive, or connect just the M.2 slots to form a RAID group. That leaves the classic SATA slots free to be used for normal connections.

Alphacool Presents the Eisblock Flatboy Waterblock for Socket TR4 Systems

Alphacool has been growing their product portfolio immensely as of late, and now, the company is teasing the Eisblock Flatboy, the company's specifically-designed waterblock for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Threadripper CPUs have one of the biggest surface areas ever encountered in a consumer processor; because of that, not all cooling solutions are appropriate to cool the up-to 16 cores and 32 threads monsters, with a higher surface area than normal being needed.

Still in the prototype phase, the Eisblock Flatboy integrates a reverse, silent flow pump system, like the company has already introduced on their Eiswolf product. The prototype as is seems to obstruct clearance for the rightmost DIMM slot to the left of the CPU socket, which shouldn't pose a problem for some people, but would be an extremely sore point for prospective buyers should that design decision overflow towards the final version.

Alphacool Intros AMD Socket TR4 Retention Brackets

Alphacool will soon be offering brackets fitted for the Alphacool Eisblock XPX and the Alphacool Eisbaer CPU AIO series. Both coolers were designed for large DIE surfaces from the beginning and provide an ideal foundation for a water cooling system on the new AMD Threadripper CPUs.

Additionally, Alphacool plans to release a special cooler later this year that is specifically made for CPUs with an extremely large DIE surface and multiple cores: The Alphacool Eisblock Flatboy. This extremely flat CPU cooler was originally designed for server systems. Because of this, it has connection points not just on its surface, but also on its sides. The side connections make the Flatboy very flat, making it easy to install in the flat casing of a 19" server rack.

Alphacool Intros Eiswolf GPX-Pro ATI RX Vega and the NexXxoS GPX for RX Vega

ATI RX Vega cooler, Alphacool has the perfect cooling solutions for the start of the new AMD Vega graphics card generation. The NexXxoS GPX Vega Version now offers an improved backplate with a side shield to cover the PCB. This also improves its cooling performance, since heat is distributed more evenly over the front connection. If you use a graphics card with a NexXxoS GPX cooler and want to switch over to an AMD Vega, you'll be happy to hear about the corresponding upgrade kits for your cooler.

The Eiswolf GPX-Pro will still be an AIO solution, and will still come pre-filled with an integrated pump built around new "reverse flow" technology for whisper-quiet operation. The pure copper radiator from the well-known NexXxoS series with 120mm and a thickness of 45mm provides outstanding cooling performance.

Alphacool Announces the Eisbaer 420 - The World's Biggest AIO solution

What is it?
The Alphacool Eisbaer is an expandable, refillable CPU all-in-one watercooler with a pure copper radiator. The Eisbaer can be expanded with additional Eisbaer Ready products such as the Eiswolf GPX-Pro graphics card cooler, among others.

With the Eisbaer 420mm, Alphacool presents what is currently the largest and most powerful AIO water cooler in the world. With its mighty 420mm pure copper radiator and three 140mm Eiswind fans, the ability to cool any current CPU is more than just guaranteed. The quick connectors mean you can add any Eisbaer Ready products or custom water cooling gear to the cooling loop. The cooling performance of the mighty 420mm pure copper radiator is enough to add more than one graphics card to the loop, or any other components that will be cooled with water. The 420mm pure copper radiator and the included Eiswind fans can easily provide the necessary cooling power.

Alphacool Intros Eisblock HDX 2 and HDX 3 M.2 SSD Coolers

After developing the compact, very successful Alphacool HDX M.2 SSD cooler, Alphacool is now expanding its product range with the Eisblock HDX-2 and HDX-3 coolers. Both coolers come with a 4x PCIe card, on which the cooler and SSD are mounted. This has many advantages over mounting directly to the motherboard.

Cooling can be difficult on a motherboard due to space constraints and the location of the graphics card, which is often mounted directly above or beside the motherboard. A PCIe card and cooler give you lots of room to set up a good cooling solution. But why do you need to cool your M.2 SSD? When an M.2 SSD is used continuously and for substantial data transfers, it can heat up so strongly that the drive slows itself down and decreases its performance significantly. This can happen after even a few seconds. The only way to solve this problem is with a good cooling solution.
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