Alphacool Eisbaer 360 AIO Modular CPU Cooler Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Alphacool Eisbaer 360
Have you built yourself a new high-end system, but just can’t get the temperatures of your new CPU where you want them to be? Then it’s time to show your processor who is the boss! The new Eisbaer from Alphacool comes equipped with a massive 360mm radiator, 3 x 120mm fans, and a powerful pump. Of course, with this on your CPU you should be able to get seriously low temperatures, low noise, and higher overclocks. Furthermore, you should be able to do it with ease.
But Wait, There’s More!
There literally is more with this cooler, as it is very much expandable. Unlike most AIO’s, this is not a closed loop cooler. However, it’s just pre-assembled in the factory.
“The Alphacool “Eisbaer” is modularly built and can be upgraded, rebuilt or refilled at any time. This means that the “Eisbaer” is not only an AIO, but also fully built on classic water cooling components. That means it is quieter and more powerful than the average AIO solution.”
Want to add another CPU block, a GPU block, or another radiator? You can, and that makes it more like a custom loop kit, albeit with the ease of use of a set of Lego.
Alphacool depends on a radiator made of pure copper. The base of the radiator is the popular Alphacool NexXxoS series, which is well-loved around the world. Of course, the pure copper construction raises the cooling performance enormously compared to the usual aluminium radiators used in classic AIOs.
The flexible PVC hoses make installing the “Eisbaer” easy. These hoses are easier to arrange and move into the right position. So the tubes don’t bend and stop the flow of the water, both feature anti-kink springs. The 11/8 mm size is also a standard in the cooling market, alongside the 13/10 and 16/10.
The “Eisbaer” was designed with expandability directly in mind. This is why you’ll find a quick-lock closure on one of the hoses. This quick-lock mechanism is compatible with Alphacool HF quick-lock closures (1010383, 1010394, 1010395, 1010442), with which the circuit can easily be expanded to include anything from a radiator to a graphics card cooler. Furthermore, the “Eisbaer” is compatible with the upcoming Alphacool GPX-Pro graphics card AIO, which will use identical quick-lock closures.
The “Eiswind” fans were developed specially for radiators and generate a high static pressure to push cool air through the fan blades. Both fans can be regulated with PWM to anywhere in an enormous range from 550 to 1700 RPM. A PWM Y-adapter is included with the “Eisbaer” so that both fans can be controlled by the motherboard or a separate fan control with a PWM connection.
All connectors are based on the classic G1/4 inch thread, the standard thread in the water cooling field. This way, all attachments can be switched out for others any time as desired. This also means that, for example, you could later decide to switch to thicker hoses or even HardTubes and set your system uniquely apart.
Pump (Alphacool DC-LT 2600 Ultra-low noise Ceramic)
- Speed: 2600 RPM
- Voltage: 7-13.5V DC
- Power consumption: 4W
- Maximum flow rate: 70L/h
- Maximum head: 0.85m
Fan (Eiswind 12)
- Bearing: sleeve bearing
- Voltage: 12V
- Power connection: 4-pin PWM
- Rated speed: 550-1700 (+/- 10%)
- Airflow: 63.85 cfm / 108 m3/h
- Static pressure: 1.66 mmH20
- Volume: 29 dB(A)
Packaging and Accessories
This wouldn’t be a customisable kit, if we didn’t have a few extra bits. So thank you Alphacool for throwing in a few other block designs, and some colour customisation kits too. This thing is going to look pretty dope once it’s installed.
Everything is packed very neatly, and well protected. This is a good peace of mind that it’ll all get to you in one piece.
What’s in the Box?
- 1 x Alphacool Eisbaer 360 CPU – Black
- 3 x Eiswind Fan
- 1 x Intel Backplate, 1 x Intel bracket, 1 x AMD bracket
- PWM Adapter
- Mounting material
- 1 x Thermal paste