When we met up with Alphacool at CES 2020, we saw quite a few new products that were slated to release in the upcoming months. Everything from super-thin ARGB LED strips, new GPU water blocks, and even a new AIO model, the Eisbaer Aurora. Well, it’s a few months later, and we are here today with the 360mm version of the Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora CPU AIO. The Eisbaer Aurora is the successor to the Eisbaer and Eisbaer XT lines, adding DRGB lighting and multiple performance-enhancing changes to the design. Follow along as we take a closer look at the 360mm version of the Eisbaer Aurora!
Alphacool’s retail packaging for the Eisbaer Aurora 360 CPU consists of a standard cardboard box with a mostly blacked-out color scheme all around. The top/front of the box provides the product name in large text, along with a list of Intel and AMD socket compatibilities. A large image of the DRGB-lit pump unit is shown as well, and gives a bit of a preview of what the cooler looks like when powered on.
The bottom/back of the box provides the same naming and compatibility information, but this time the image shown is of a bit of the radiator and tubing, along with one of the included 120mm fans lit up in its DRGB fashion.
Opening up the box we see that Alphacool has gone down the same path that many other vendors have taken, by securing all of the components within a molded cardboard framework. Placed on top of the mold is a thin foam sheet to keep the top facing surfaces safe, and each individual component within the box is protected by its own plastic bag, much like we have seen on other AIOs.
Included with the Eisbaer Aurora 360 CPU is a comprehensive set of mounting brackets for multiple Intel and AMD sockets, as well as all of their respective mounting hardware like screws, nuts, and washers. Alphacool has also opted to provide a physical installation manual, which we find to be very handy during the installation process, and we prefer this type of documentation over a digital copy. Also included with the kit is a tube of thermal interface material for the initial, and future, installations.