Layout, design and features …
The difference can of course be found in the details. Alphacool equips the Eisbaer AIOs with full copper radiators of the Nexxxos series, which should be a clear advantage over the aluminum radiators of the AIO competition.
The polar bear continues around the corner. The hoses on the Eisbaer are also connected using barb fittings. However, these are made of plastic. Probably to match the material of the respective components, as with the radiator.
If you look closely, you can also see the built-in DC-LT 2600 pump, a pump that is also known from the normal custom loop world. Another feature that sets the Eisbaer AIO apart from the AIO competition.
The Eisbaer unit is powered by a 3-pin fan connector. The aRGB lighting has unfortunately received its own connector system from Alphacool. But at least there is both a plug and a socket, so that you can plug several components in a row.
The 120mm ice cyclone Aurora LUX PRO fans with aRGB lighting have decoupling rubber elements in the corners. They are connected via a 4-pin PWM connector. Again, we find Alphacool’s own connections for the lighting as a plug / socket per fan.
Fortunately, Alphacool has thought of adding a adapter to the usual 3-pin aRGB connector, as you would e.g. found on motherboards. So you could connect the whole system to the mainboard instead of the enclosed controller!
If you take it very precisely, the fans are 100mm fans in a 120mm frame, because 2cm in diameter are lost due to the lighting. At CES 2020, however, the 280mm and 420mm version of the Eisbaer Aurora in 240mm and 360mm was also presented as TBA (to be announced). We can therefore continue to be excited about what is still possible 😀
Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 Installation …