Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 Review 11

Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 Review

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The packaging is typical Alphacool fare in that it's pretty much solid black with little to see. The top of the box shows off the illuminated pump block and lists the supported CPU sockets. Flipping it over, the back gives us a nice view of one of the fans fully illuminated and the same supported socket list, but nothing else to really write home about.

The other sides are essentially devoid of any real information; you won't find specifications, dimensions, or anything of note, which is a shame. I suppose we all buy the majority of our parts online these days, and the specifications are typically listed there, so I can't really fault them. Still, it's always nice to have a quick reference on the box.


Like just about any all-in-one liquid cooler on the market, the Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 comes packaged in a cardboard tray with a sheet of foam on top. This bog standard packaging is essentially used industry-wide as it has proven effective, so no real complaints here.

The cooler supports all the sockets you would expect, as well as some lesser-known AMD offerings, such as C32 and G34. As for the mounting hardware, it's of high quality, and the all-black design looks good. However, there are quite a few brackets and pieces to keep track of, and the splitter cable for the fans is pretty short and could benefit from being roughly 60 mm or 2+ inches longer to make it easier to tuck behind the motherboard tray.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 12x Radiator screws
  • 12x Radiator screw washers
  • 4x LGA115x screws
  • 4x LGA 2011 screws
  • 1x TR4 mounting set
  • 4x AMD screws
  • 4x AMD washers (2.0 mm)
  • 4x Springs
  • 4x Mounting washers
  • 4x Mounting post nuts
  • 2x Intel mounting brackets
  • 2x AMD mounting brackets
  • 2x TR4 mounting brackets
  • 1x Tube of thermal paste
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x Pre-filled liquid cooler
  • 1x User's manual
  • 1x Digital RGB controller + adapter
  • 1x Fan splitter cable
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