Alphacool's latest Eiswolf 240 GPX-Pro closed-loop liquid cooler (CLC) is geared toward future Nvidia RTX 2070, RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti owners who want to put their graphics card under water but don't fancy setting up a custom watercooling loop.
While Alphacool already has a range of Eiswolf products for a very extensive list of graphics cards, the German watercooling specialist is touting that the RTX-specific model features a new pump design. The suction pump, as the company calls it, aims to minimize the pump's volume while increasing cooling performance. As the name suggests, the design is centered around the suction principle, which allows for less turbulence and a more even flow. Alphacool claims the end result is a nearly inaudible pump.
The liquid is pumped into a 240mm radiator cooled by a pair of Alphacool fans. The radiator itself is only 30mm thick, so it should fit into modern cases without much problem. The radiator is connected to the pump via a pair of 11/8mm rubber hoses with anti-kink springs. The Eiswolf 240 GPX-Pro utilizes conventional G1/4 inch fittings, allowing owners to swap out the tubing easily for another of their choice. The included hoses come with quick release connectors so you can connect the Eiswolf 240 GPX-Pro to an Alphacool Eisbaer CPU AIO liquid cooler and harness the power of two pumps and two radiators in a single watercooling loop. Additionally, this combination provides a fail safe measure; in an unlikely situation where one pumps fails, the other can keep the watercooling going.
As added value, the Eiswolf 240 GPX-Pro includes a backplate for your RTX 2070, RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti. The backplate is said to improve cooling performance by providing passive cooling and better heat dissipation while also being an aesthetic accessory to cover the rear of the graphic's card printed circuit board (PCB). There's just a small opening for the PCIe power connectors.
Alphacool listed the Eiswolf 240 GPX-Pro on its eStore for €179.95, which roughly translates to $210. The delivery date is two to three weeks from time of purchase.
With the added backplate this thing looks extremely perfect.
- offer a 360mm rad version
- offer a partial kit of the heatsink that can mate-up with an Eisbaer (ala Kraken G12)
- design the heatsink with inter-changeable plates under it so the unit can be easily/cheaply transferred between cards when upgrading (& fit a larger variety of "partner boards")
I would love to see variations in the Eiswolf kits as well. Currently, by default, my GPU block kit came with a 120mm radiator. I wanted a 240mm radiator, so I had to order just the GPU block separately and added the quick-connect 240mm radiator to it. This likely cost me extra money to do it this way but it was the only option. It would be nice to have options in radiator size with these kits.