Alphacool Eiswand 360mm Water Cooling Kit Review


Building the Eiswand is much easier than you would expect. I’m sure newcomers to water cooling would be more comfortable than they would be building a loop with their own pump, reservoir, etc. First up, screw the barbs into the radiator and CPU cooler block.

Then you need to push the tube into the top of the barb and hand tighten the screws around them. This only takes a few minutes to do, and the CPU block is no harder to construct and mount than any other CPU air cooler or AIO. It screws onto the motherboard and then large thumbscrews with springs ensure you get a clean fit without accidentally overtightening it.

The stock block looks cool too, with a low profile design and a nice chrome finish to the top plate.

Now for the fun part, simply open up the screw cap on the top, and begin to pour in the coolant. You’ll need about 750ml to fill it, and there’s 2000ml included in the box, so plenty to keep you topped up for a long time. Remember to rock the radiator gently to free up any air bubbles, but ones you’re full, simply screw the top on and you’re ready to go.

You can power the unit from a Molex from your system, so it turns on and off with your rig. However, there’s one extra party trick, as you can power it using the mains adaptor. This means you can have the cooler running before and after you power your system. If you’ve been running extreme overclocks, running the cooler early and leaving it running after can help ensure your chip is properly cooled down and could improve its life span.

When powered on, you’ll see the reservoir lights up thanks to a built-in white LED strip light.

While the base of the cooler its self glows with a soft blue light.

This is a big cooler, with great potential and may not be suitable for everyone, but let’s get it powered on and see what it can do!

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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