Alphacool had a lot to show at CES this year, in a simpler time before everything went crazy. Among the new products seen were the Eisbaer Aurora all-in-one (AIO) CPU cooler and an accompanying Eiswolf Aurora AIO GPU cooler. These were both "Aurora" updates to older products, incorporating individually addressable RGB LEDs while also updating the pump and fans for a boost to function and form alike. The Eiswolf Aurora family was due to launch sometime in March, but then COVID-19 struck globally and things changed. It is now July 2020, and Alphacool is ready to show off the now-named Eiswolf 2 family of GPU coolers. We take a look at one today, and thanks again to them for sending a review sample to TechPowerUp!
This image shows how much of a visual stunner the Eiswolf 2 AIO is, and gives a clear idea of the make up—take an Alphacool full cover GPU block, modify the top and terminals to accommodate the pump and tubing, and have quick disconnects (QDCs) in the tubing to help connect the block to a radiator/fan combo, with this tiny loop pre-filled with coolant to allow for a standalone GPU cooler which can also be connected to their Eisbaer CPU AIO coolers via the QDCs. It promises a low entry barrier to custom watercooling of CPUs and GPUs, and we will see how the Eiswolf 2 fares in our test setup in this review that begins with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Alphacool Eiswolf 2 AIO GPU Cooler|
|Materials (Block):||Clear PMMA top; nickel-plated copper cold plate|
|Dimensions (Block):||264 x 131 x 46 mm|
|Materials (Pump):||Black PMMA housing|
|Pump Type and Speed:||DC-LT 2 at 2300 RPM (+/- 10%)|
|Max Head/Flowrate:||0.7 m/130 LPH|
|Materials (Radiator):||Copper fins and channels, brass threads, and stainless steel housing|
|Dimensions (Radiator):||278 x 124 x 30 mm|
|Fans:||2x Eiszyklon Lux Pro dRGB 120 mm|
|Coolant:||Distilled water and Glysantin; clear|
|Tubing:||Matte black TPV (EPDM/PP)|
|Fittings:||Brass compression fittings and nylon quick disconnects; all black|