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Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal -

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Only few companies can look back to such a long history of experience and tradition in CPU water... more
Product Information

Only few companies can look back to such a long history of experience and tradition in CPU water block development and manufacturing as Alphacool. In the young water cooling sector, from 2004 to 2007, Alphacool aced many tests with the NexXxos HP and NexXxos XP CPU water block series. A multitude of awards and 1st places were the reward for offering the best water block on the market. With the "Alphacool HF 14 Yellowstone", Alphacool continued water block development. The result: Alphacool was voted "CPU water block manufacturer of the year 2011" by the PCGH user community.

Since the beginning of 2010, Alphacool has been developing and testing the successor for over 14 months. Never in company history had such an effort been made towards improvement of a product, but the goal was clear: The new Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ was not only being developed to better its predecessors, but also exceed the cooling performance of all other products on the market.
Different tests have already proven that the goal has been achieved and that Alphacool has created a true flagship water block.
In the first review, great flow rates and exceptional cooling performance ensured a solid win for the NexXxos XP³ [18.6.2012, Source: Hardwaremax]

Technical features:

Cross-slotted structure: Having been patented for the NexXxoS XP in 2004, the cross-slot technology in the cooling plate was developed even further. An even finer structure of fins and channels now ensures stunning performance. The remaining pins are 0.5x0.5mm wide and have a height of 2.5mm. With this technology, it is possible to transfer great amounts of thermal energy very quickly from cooling plate to coolant..

Backflow channels: The patented backflow channels were also improved and optimized for maximum flow rates. Coolant can now be drained very efficiently above the pin structure, reducing flow resistance and improving cooling performance.

Injection: A multitude of approaches for ideal coolant injection into the cooling structure exist, and many of them show great potential in computer simulation.
Alphacool went one step further, and has actually realized many different technologies and tested them under real-life conditions. These prototypes were combined with different backflow possibilities, until an ideal solution was found: Slotted acentric injection in combination with backflow channels in opposite directions allowed a performance improvement which also worked on larger chips and Multi-core processors.

Coolant recirculation: Unlike many current water blocks, where the recirculation of the coolant was only seen as a secondary issue, the NexXxoS XP³ was also optimized in this point. Hence it features an unusually large collection reservoir all along the pin structure of the water block. This allows coolant flow from all directions, removing it from the pin structure in a highly effective manner.

Size: Both in regard to cooling plate dimensions (56x56mm) as well as top plate dimensions (57x67mm, plus mount), the XP³ has grown to be a full-size water block. Main advantage of the larger dimensions is optimal cooling of multi-core processors.

Mount: The XP³ features a circumferential elevated strip, offering a secure hold for the mounting plate. This new feature allows switching of the cooling plate without having to disassemble and open the water block.
With water blocks from the competition, installation of a different mounting plate is often a hassle without the necessary technical know-how, and not many users have the experience to be able to disassemble a complicated water block and reassemble it correctly without damaging it.
Such worries are now thing of the past! Included with the water block come two mounting plates, one for installation Intel sockets, the other for use with AMD processors.

Versions: Two versions will be available upon release: For budget-oriented users, the affordable entry-level version with Acetal is the right choice. For those looking for something a bit more advances, a version with brass top and elegant black nickel plating is available.
Cooling performance of the Acetal version is only approximately 2°C behind the performance of the brass version, meaning that the Acetal version delivers top-notch performance at an affordable price.


Technical specifications: 

  • Weight: 0,279 kg 
  • Dimensions CPU water block(LxWxH): 57 x 67 x 14mm without holder
    Dimensions CPU water block(LxWxH): 63 x 73 x 14mm with holder
  • Connection threads: 2x G1/4”

Extent of delivery:

  • 1x Assembled CPU water block 
  • 1x Mount for Intel Mainboards sockets 
  • 1x Mount for AMD Mainboards 
  • 1x Thermal compound and mounting material

Intel 775 / 1056 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 / 1200 / 2011 / 2011-3 / 2066
AMD AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+ / AM4

Download 3D-File (.stp) 


The water block is shipped in a protective packaging with specially cut foam inserts; the cooling plate has a protective foil attached to it. This foil must be removed before installation of the water block.



Attention: The manufacturer Mayhems advises that Mayhems fluids, especially the Aurora line of products, have been manufactured and distributed solely for show and modding purposes. These should not be utilized in the system for more than 14 days.

We would also like to advise that Mayhems fluids can damage water cooling products, and using Mayhems fluids can thereby void the warranties offered by the following manufacturers: Koolance, Phobya, Alphacool, Aqua Computer, Watercool.

Damages such as: clogging, corrosion of aluminium radiators, deterioration of glued containers, etc., are a consequence of the use of Mayhems, but will not be reimbursed by Mayhems. Use is therefore at one’s own risk.

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Technical details
Manufacturer: Alphacool
Cooling plate material: Copper
Socket: Intel 775, Intel 1366, Intel 1150/1151/1155/1156, Intel 2011(-3), Intel 771, Intel 604, AMD AM4, Intel 2066, Intel LGA 1200, AMD AM3/AM2/939/FM2/FM1/G34/940
Cooling performance: Excellent
Connector: 2xG1/4
Top cover material: Acetal
Dimensions (L x B x H): 63 x 73 x 14mm
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Questions & Answers
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Question from Philip H. from 06. June 2016
Hallo, ich habe einen i7 4960x mit dem Sockel LGA 2011 und wollte Fragen ob ich den Bock trotzdem nehmen kann? Vielen Dank im vorraus ;)
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 06. June 2016
Ja, der ist kompatibel.
Antwort von Philipp R. vom 07. July 2016
Hallo, mit welchem Schlauchdurchmesser ist dieser Kühler kompatibel? 16/10 oder 13/10? Danke
Antwort von Guest #213969 vom 09. September 2018
Wo finde ich die AM4 befestigung für den Kühler und eine passende Backplate?
Question from Philipp R. from 07. July 2016
Hallo, mit welchem Schlauchdurchmesser ist dieser Kühler kompatibel? 16/10 oder 13/10? Danke
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 07. July 2016
Es ist mit beiden Kompatibel.
Question from K. D. from 02. February 2017
Wird es für diesen Kühler auch zum Nachkaufen eine Befestigung für AM4 Sockel geben?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 02. February 2017
Ja die wird es geben. Kurz vor dem Ryzen Release werden sie acuh verfügbar sein.
Antwort von K. D. vom 02. February 2017
Dankeschön. Weiß man ungefähre Preise schon?
Question from Namik K. from 02. February 2017
Gibt es eine Halterung für AM4 oder sind die AM3 Halterungen ausreichend?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 02. February 2017
Für die XP³ Kühler wird es in Kürze entsprechende Halterungen optional zu kaufen geben.
Question from Sebastian Z. from 04. April 2017
Gibt es bei diesem Kühler eine schöne Lösung um den engen Bohrungsabstand zu umgehen da ja zwei Alphacool HT 16mm nicht nebeneinander passen!? Bzw habt ihr da einen schönen Vorschlag?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 04. April 2017
Mit einem 90° Winkel passen auch die größßeren Anschlüsse auf den Kühler. Alternativ muss man einen Anschluss nach oben verlängern mit einem 20mm Extender.
Question from Guest #279206 from 06. June 2017
Passen auf den Block 2 13/10er Schraubtüllen oder muss ich dafür Winkel nehmen?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 06. June 2017
Sie können 13/10 Anschüsse verwenden, sie werden keine Problem haben. Entsprechende Bilder finden sich im Übrigen überall im Netz wenn sie nach dem Kühler googeln.
Question from Guest #213969 from 09. September 2018
Wo finde ich die AM4 befestigung für den Kühler und eine passende Backplate?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 09. September 2018
Die AM4 Halterung ist die 1012957 (können Sie einfach im Suchbegriff eingeben), eine passende Backplate kann ich Ihnen dazu allerdings nicht anbieten.
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