Alphacool Gears Up for RTX 2080 and 2080 TI AIO Cooling

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Alphacool was the leader when it came to building All-In-One coolers that had a non-sealed design and also incorporated standard G1/4 threads which means you can mix and match its custom loop components fairly easily, as well as design those parts into your own custom look configuration. This new Eiswolf 240 GPX Pro AIO cooler supports the NVIDIA RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards. The cost does however come in at a whopping US$208. I guess when you consider the cost of the 2080 cards, that is very little for cooling those comparatively. Alphacool also has its water blocks for the 2080 models on its site as well. Given we have already purchased 2080 and 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards, we are hoping to get these in for review soon and see what custom cooling will give us in terms of RTX overclocking.

    It is also interesting that Alphacool is marketing its AIO as a security device since it adds a redundant pump to your system.


    The two quick-release fasteners allow the cooler to fit easily into any cooling loop. If you are using the Alphacool Eisbaer CPU AIO water cooler, you can easily connect it with the Eiswolf GPX-Pro using the quick-release fasteners. Using the Eisbaer gives you a redundant system, as you have two pumps in the loop. In the unlikely event that one pump fails, the other can still support the cooling loop. This is security at its highest level.
     
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  2. Elmy

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    Awesome!!! This is going to make watercooling even easier for the ppl that are a little timid of building their own custom loop.
     
  3. zkostik

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    Yeah, this does look good and price while being decent for a liquid cooler is going to be hard to swallow after the insane prices for these 2080's. Not to mention voiding the warranty. It sure is a lot cheaper than making a whole diy setup where waterblock alone costs nearly this much.
     
  4. arnemetis

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    I mean, generally a waterblock for a gpu costs in the 125 range, so adding 75 on for a radiator and pump doesn't seem ridiculous to me.

    On the subject of redundancy, that's a nice idea, but it won't be great if the flow rates of your pumps are vastly different. I've had two pumps in series for ten years, and after the last rebuild one of the pumps seems to be aging and not pushing as hard. I had to get a controller to set one at 90% and the 'aging' one at 100% to even it out and prevent noise. I can only imagine this being worse when mixing entirely different pumps in a single loop.
     
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    I'm assuming the pumps are the same since you are connecting to their CPU AIO product, not an outside vendor's loop.

    "If you are using the Alphacool Eisbaer CPU AIO water cooler, you can easily connect it with the Eiswolf GPX-Pro using the quick-release fasteners."
     
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    I will admit I didn't look into it, I was assuming they offered more than one pump. In such a case it is a moot point, and you are correct.
     
  7. Dermen

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    An AIO on your gpu is great, I have an NZXT GPU bracket and Corsair 120mm AIO. It dropped my temps over 25C, and when I tested a 240mm AIO it dropped another 10-15C. I just don't get why Alphacool (and Corsair before) release something like this that has far worse compatibility and costs far more money.
     
  8. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    In what ways exactly?
     
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    Considering the many water cooling reviews I've seen Kyle and Dan do over the years I can't wait till 2080TI ones start coming out. From custom to these manufactured they'll have all the angles covered.
     
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    Are you assuming the G12 will fit the 2080?
     
  11. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Is that because they do not do full VRM cooling? (rhetorical question)

    You are comparing very different products IMO.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Could you link me to some of these? I am going to fully disclose I am ignorant of these card coolers. I honestly fully assumed to use something like the G12, that you had to fully remove the cooler across the front of the card. As for VRM cooling, I can fully see where a direct airflow could cool those components just fine.
     
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    Understood on a fan blowing on the VRM components that are not in contact with a cooling surface. I guess I am confused on what he is calling "factory midplates that cool the VRM and do not require removal to use the G10/12."
     
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    Big question, do the memory and vrm pads come pre-installed on Alphacool blocks like they do on some other brands?
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I do not know. I am waiting for contact back from Alpha on this, when they get back I will direct them to this thread so they can answer these questions firsthand. I have never installed an AIO of this nature onto a video card so I am not sure what is "normal."
     
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    OK, so basically from what you are showing me is a spacer that sits between the cooler and the VRM, right? That is what I am seeing?
     
  17. TheMadHatterXxX

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    There's no RGB on it? No thanks.
     
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    when the RTX cards finally do ship, what i am going to be looking for is a complete all in one watercooled RTX 2080ti. dont want to put anything together, simply slap it in my case and go. what brands have in the past been pretty good with such a setup?
     
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    msi seahawk
     
  20. skates15

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    I have a an Gigabyte Aorus waterforce 1080Ti AIO which is better than most because it is a full card AIO, meaning it cools the VRM, not just the GPU, which I (think) evga just does the GPU. Here is a link. https://www.aorus.com/product-detail.php?p=468&t=17&t2=&t3=
    It also has a copper back plate. I got it for $850 on launch and it is highly over clocked. I bought it because I live in hot climate area and need additional cooling. the downside to this card is the lack of information concerning the fan if you wanted to do a push/pull.

    With that said, Inno3D is releasing an AIO of 1080Ti which is a 240mm Rad, not the usual 120mm AIO and I'm very excited about and will probably buy, unless Aorus comes up with a 240 rad as well.
     
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    Anyone know if the pump on the alphacool gpu coolers can drive a separate cpu block (not one with it's own pump)?

    I'm wondering if this would work well in an ncase m1, and similar small sff cases.