Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT - kit

Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT - kit

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Product Overview Alphacool‘s kits of the latest generation, tailored to customer requirements!
The Alphacool complete cooling kits consist of carefully chosen Alphacool products which maximize usability for you. The “Cool Answer” complete cooling kits are the answer to both small cooling requirements as well as large system with multi-core processors and/or extremely over-clocked systems. Alphacool can look back on more than 10 years of experience, resulting in ideally configured cooling systems.
The current kits differ in the reservoir/pump combination and in radiator size respectively radiator thickness. The LT/ST kits consist of the latest Alphacool DC-LT pump in combination with a 5.25” slot-in reservoir. A 30mm thick full-copper radiator from the ST series completes the LT/ST cooling kits.
DDC/XT kits offer the proven Laing-DDC pump with a higher pump performance as well as a 45mm thick XT radiator for additionally improved cooling power.

At the core of the water cooling system: The CPU water block
The new Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ has risen to the top of the water cooling charts (as of September 2012, source: Xtremesystems water cooling charts) and has beaten the competition. The patented cross-slot technology of the popular NexXxoS XP was developed even further, improving both flow rate as well as cooling performance. The water block is compatible with all current sockets on both Intel and AMD Mainboards. Two mounting brackets are included with the water block and can be exchanged without having to disassemble the water block.

The motor of the water cooling system: The pump
Alphacool has combined the proven Laing pump technology with a new generation of the Repack reservoir. The pump is installed ina space-saving manner at the back of the reservoir. Coming with an impressive pressure head of 3.7m and a maximum flow rate of 420l/h, this is a true performance pump. This makes it the ideal pump for larger loops with mutliple water blocks, e.g. on the Mainboard and graphics card.

The tank of the water cooling system: The reservoir
The Repack reservoir for DC-LT pumps is a true optical highlight. Up to four 5mm LEDs (not included) can be integrated to create unique lighting effects within your system. Filling is quick and easy with the top-side filling opening. At the rear, the Laing DDC pump can be installed.

Heat dissipation for the water cooling system: The radiator
Alphacool‘s NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper radiators are a completely new development from Alphacool and offer the unique feature of copper fins, copper channels and copper chambers. Up until now it was standard to manufacture only the fins from copper, and all other components from brass. But Alphacool went one step further! As a result, the new Alphacool radiators established themselves as the new standard for high quality and cooling performance in many tests. Depending on the set configuration, different radiator sizes are included (Single, Dual, Triple or Quad).

Connection elements in the water cooling system: Tubing and fittings
Alphacool utilizes the large 13/10mm tubing size for the Cool Answer kits, allowing maximum flow rates. The “deep black” fittings in combinations with the clear tubing create an elegant high-end look. The other components included with the Cool Answer kits are coolant, fans and an ATX bridging plug. The proven coolant CKC Cape Kelvin Catcher is used undiluted and filled directly into the system. For the radiators, suitable quiet fans are included. During the first filling of the cooling loop, the ATX bridging plug can be used to start the power supply without turning on the computer to allow the pump to run for de-aeration.

Mounting and expandability
After installation of the CPU water block reservoir and radiator, the included tubing must be cut to suitable lengths (e.g. with a tubing cutter or Stanley knife, not included) and installed. Additional components such as mainboard or graphics card water blocks can always be integrated into the cooling loop later. Hence the Alphacool Cool Answer complete cooling kit is the ideal starting point for a successful start into the world of computer water cooling.
We offer three different types of kits: Economy, Business and First Class. Just as in air travel, each class has its very own appeal! Of course each class offers exceptional value, meaning that you will of course get more performance when spending more money. Every user should always think about what is planned with the cooling system and choose a suitable system accordingly. Features This kit includes:
1x Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal Edition - Intel/AMD
1x Alphacool Repack - Laing DDC - 5,25 Single Bay Station
1x Alphacool DDc pump 12V DDC-1T
1x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240mm
3x Alphacool tubing AlphaTube HF 13/10 (3/8"ID) - clear
6x 13/10 (10x1,5mm) compression fitting G1/4” – matte black
2x 120mm fan approx. 1300rpm ( 120x120x25mm )
1x Coolant Clear 1000ml
1x ATX bridging plug (24 Pin)
Socket Compatibility
  • 1150
  • 1155
  • 1156
  • 1366
  • 2011
  • 775
  • AM2/AM2+
  • AM3/AM3+
Base Material Copper

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12 months
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DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
12 months
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Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT - kit is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BANG for buck This kit was my first introduction to watercooling. I'd previously done my research so I knew what to expect, and this kit lived up to my expectations. The fittings are nice, Matt black and classy, and they seal well. The radiator is robust, and cools well, knocking temps down successfully. The fans, although I didn't use them, are well constructed. They didn't seem cheap like the impressions I had gotten. The pump was noisy so I have had to put it in an isolation box, but DDC pumps are renown for that. It pumps extremely well, and does its job excellently. The res had slight issues because it didn't quite fit in the bay like it should have, it was slightly taller which did mean I had to modify the bay just a little to accommodate. I added another rad to the loop as well as a GPU block and I'm extremely satisfied with the result. All in all, I would recommend this to any person looking at watercooling their system.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that good I bought this to replace a struggling H100i, and to be honest, even with an extra 240mm 30mm radiator in the loop, it barely shaves 3° off the upper temps under load, and under extended use, slowly gets warmer. A kit made up of mediocre parts, with one shining star. PUMP: The only good part of this kit, almost silent and powerful, in fact, to powerful for this reservoir. RESERVOIR: Nice looking, and I like the idea of the pump mounting directly to the rear...But... over periods of extended use the force of the returning water causes micro bubbles to gather on the surface of the fluid. Eventually, these get so plentiful that the mini vortex at the intake side of the tank starts dragging them through the pump. The noise will drive you mad, and 15 seconds later, when the air returns to the reservoir, several more bubbles are created. RADIATOR: Well built with a nice finish, but only about 12 fpi, so not as efficient as they could be. FANS: Flimsy and cheap. My Asthmatic Granny could probably muster up more wind than these FITTINGS: Cheap matt black finish, and the threads feel 'gritty' & badly cut. The Phobya black Nickel ones ( a few £'s each) look and feel much better. WATER BLOCK: Does the job (not had chance to compare it to others)...But... the mounting instructions are virtually non-existent. Mounting to an AMD 3+ is a nightmare, make it up as you go along adventure. I ended up brutalising an AMD back plate to mount this safely & securely. TUBING: Very soft and flexible, but easy to kink on tight turns. FLUID: Not used, but they sent Cape Kelvin Catcher, rather than the one advertised. On the whole, If you're after cheap water cooling, stick with a larger AIO closed loop system like a Corsair H100. If you're after getting into water cooling properly, then there are far better products available for not a lot more money
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mediocre product from a mediocre company Not to say this kit is bad per se, but make no mistake, this is a budget product from a budget company. Everything works as advertised (apart from one missing part which Scan replaced) but it's nothing special. Fans are basic, cheap fans, radiator is middle-of-the-road, reservoir is pretty basic and annoying, and in the standard configuration the pump is noisy due to lack of vibration dampening. That said, the performance of the pump and CPU block are both excellent, especially for the price. As other reviews on the net have mentioned, this kit doesn't really seem to have a purpose. For experienced watercoolers, many of the components are not what you would choose for a custom loop. Yet for beginners and newcomers, it's too complex and the documentation too poor for anyone who isn't already fairly expert at modding. For anyone who just wants a ready-to-go cooling setup, you can find better/cheaper/quieter with an AIO. Personally I've ended up replacing all the components except the pump and CPU block and flogging them on Ebay.
Date published: 2014-12-12
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