Review: Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 - a wicked looking and performing LCS

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test and review a very impressive LCS kit from Alphacool , their all new Eisbaer Aurora 360. with fully addressable aRGB, an improved pump and quite honestly, really terrific looks. Join us un a re...

    Review: Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360

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  2. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    Good review, doubt ill switch just for the little improvement on pump/tubing.

    But chief, you guys mounted the pump wrong. Window need to be pointing up (to top of case).
    I know your using a test bench, but ppl will be looking at pics (only) and probably copy what you guys did.
     
  3. slicer

    slicer Member Guru

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    Why there is no Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280mm results on the graphs, that was your latest AIO review before this? Would be nice to see how that compares to this in the same graphs....

    EDIT: Is it because you use different CPU's for those 2 reviews? Why still use the 4790K when the 9900K testbench exists and last AIO review was on that?
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The datasets differ in-between two reviewers and their respective test platforms and as such cannot be mixed.

    The 4790K is still used as the heat signature is roughly the same for most hot running processors, in the 90 Watt marker. Heat is heat, aside from small differences it doesn't matter much what processor you use in that same TDP range.

    TDP = thermal design power. 90 Watts TDP tells you the maximum heat a computer chip, in this case a CPU, may use in watts. e.g. a dual-core, quad-core or octa-core at 90 Watts still is 90 Watts of heat output and all would sit under stress at that e.g. 65 Degrees C range depending on cooler. More watts often means better performance, but yes higher temperatures and more power consumption as well.

    Why still the 4790K? Throwing away the many dozens of results we've built up over the years would be a waste, and from a thermal design, it makes little difference.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    since i use their product i never ever been unhappy. verry good product (and their modded D5 is the best you can get).
     
  6. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    whats the noise level?
    so far anything i had that was more powerful than the Lt pump was noticeable (on inaudible rig),
    even with foam to decouple.
     
  7. Margalus

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    And still, nobody can beat the trusty old Corsair H110i.
     
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    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    install the same fans the corsair has, and it will.
    not even talking about the pump being better and can be regulated/refilled/flushed/expanded/upgraded.
     
  9. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    i'm sorry EK, but your aio's suck in comparison to these real copper rads.
    EK should have gone this route instead of more cheap Chinese dreck with a Euro name.
     
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    SamuelL421 Member Guru

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    This AIO appears to use identical rads to what I have in my loop (NexXxoS ST30 360mm). They are excellent for their size, relatively slim compared some 360's, and these radiators alone cost between $60-80 USD. IMO this an excellent deal for a higher-end AIO with copper rad.
     
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    It's probably noisy as hell though right? I think I remember looking ages ago into why that one was the top of pile, and I think it just has a very aggressive fan profile (so noisy)...but I guess it's not just the fan profile, it's probably a pretty good bit of kit, just they have a very aggressive fan profile.
     
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    I cannot hear mine at all. I hear the video card, but the Corsair H110i cooler is totally silent.
     
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    Looks epic! But no sign of it in Sweden yet or Amazon or Newegg :(

    I bought the H110i Platinum SE and I was very unhappy with it. The LL fans are loud AF and didn't cool the CPU very well. I got better and quieter performance with my Dark Rock 4 Pro for a way lower price.
     

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