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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.

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 0.4x1mm 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 
  • 1x Mount for AMD Mainboards 
  • 1x Thermal compound and mounting material

Intel 775 / 1056 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 / 1200 / 1700 / 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.


Note on application
Please use only in conjunction with clear transparent water cooling fluids. The particles and additives in Pastel liquids can clog and permanently damage water cooling products such as radiators, pumps, coolers and hoses. This can result in voiding the manufacturer's warranty as well.

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Technical details
Manufacturer: Alphacool
Top cover material: Plastic
Cooling plate material: Copper
Socket: Intel 2011(-3), AMD AM4, Intel 2066, Intel LGA 1200, Intel 115x, AMD AM3/AM3( )/AM2/AM2( )/939/FM2/FM1/G34/940, Intel LGA 1700
Dimensions (L x B x H): 63 x 73 x 14mm
Connector: 2x G1/4"
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Questions & Answers
Question from Owen B. from 10. October 2018
Will this fit am4 socket ?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 11. November 2018
No, therefore you need this holder:
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Question from Raphael L. from 08. August 2016
Lässt er sich auch auf einem 2011-3 Board montieren?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 08. August 2016
Ja, der passt auf das Board
Question from Lucas K. from 01. January 2017
Hat dieser Kühler ein G1/4 innen- oder außen Gewinde?
Antwort von Lucas K. vom 01. January 2017
sry hatte gerade einen denkfehler xD
Question from Uwe R. from 03. March 2017
Wird der Kuehler jetzt auch mit der AM4 Halterung ausgeliefert?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 03. March 2017
Nein, der XP³ hat keine AM4 Halterung beiliegen, dazu benötigen sie noch zusätzlich den Halterahmen 1012957 (bitte einfach die Zahl in die Suche ingeben).
Antwort von Uwe R. vom 03. March 2017
Diese Halterung habe ich schon mal gekauft fuer den XP³ Brass Black. Nein danke musste 1,5Stunden feilen nur damit ich die Halterung fuer den Brass Black benutzen kann. Fuer so ein in meinen Augen Ausschuss Bezahl ich nicht noch mal 7,90€. Preis Allein ist schon recht Frech fuer ein Stueck Metall. Da hat in meinen Augen Alphacool mal ganz grossen Mist gebaut.
Question from Guest Svartkrake from 04. April 2017
Ist bei diesem Kühler eine Backplate im Lieferumfang enthalten? Laut der Anleitung von Alphacool wäre dies der Fall ( Jedoch steht hierzu nichts im Lieferumfang. Falls keine im Lieferumfang enthalten ist, welche müsste man dazu bestellen, falls man eine Backplate möchte?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 04. April 2017
Die Backplate ist eigentlich nicht mehr dabei, da diese auch nur für den Sockel 775 benötigt wurde. Für aktuelle Sockel ist eine Backplate nicht nötig und es gibt auch keine die z.B. auf aktuelle Sockel passen würde.
Question from Guest #278008 from 05. May 2017
ist diese am3+ kompa?
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 05. May 2017
Ja ist es.
Question from Guest #285850 from 08. August 2017
Kann ich den Kühler auf den neuen AMD TR4 Threadripper montieren? Bei den Boxed liegt ja ein Adapter dabei. Ist nur die Frage ob dieser passt.
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 08. August 2017
Nein können sie nicht. Es wird auch kein Montageset erscheinen der diesen Kühler mit Threadripper kompatibel macht.
Question from Sylvain Q. from 03. March 2018
hello, is there enough space between the two holes to put Alphacool Eiszapfen 16/10mm Anschraubtülle G1/4 instead of the Alphacool Eiszapfen 13/10mm Anschraubtülle G1/4 solds in the Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 LT/ST - Set ? I want to put 16-10 tubes in my computer. best regards
Antwort von Aquatuning GmbH vom 03. March 2018
Yes, that is possible.
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