A brief listing of items too large to fit in the top of a Phanteks full tower chassis. Small cars. Small children. Large cats. Baby Elephants. Adult Elephants. Alphacool’s Eisbaer Extreme. All joking aside this thing is huge! Alphacool doesn’t mess around when it comes to system cooling and the Eisbaer Extreme “AiO” cooler is no exception. Designed around a standard NexXxoS 280mm radiator, this cooler is custom watercooling streamlined into an elegant prefilled loop, ready to go, out of the box. Follow along as we find out just how well this loop keeps our CPU cool and whether it’s the right fit for you!
Special Thanks to Alphacool for providing the Eisbaer Extreme for review!
Eisblock XPX- Freedom and maximum comfort
For the Eisbaer Extreme AiO, Alphacool relies on its award winning Eisblock XPX CPU cooler. It is known for its cooling performance at the highest level and impresses with its elegant design. Mounting is possible on all common AMD and Intel sockets. With the Eisbaer Extreme you enjoy absolute performance and quality.
Pure Performance – inc. Silent Wings powered by be quiet!
The Eisbaer Extreme is a brand-new design for Alphacool. A high-quality housing encloses the radiator and fans as well as a patented pump/reservoir combination. In co-operation with the well-known manufacturer be quiet! the award-winning Silent Wings 3 fans are alread installed on the Alphacool NexXxoS Radiator. With the Eisbaer Extreme you have the coolest cooling for your hardware.
Progress into a New Age
Alphacool gives you the flexibility you need. Use your Eisbaer Extreme perfectly thanks to the new Eisbaer Ready quick-release couplings. These are compatible with all Eiswolf / Eisbaer quick release connections. The redesigned, powerful VPP755 Eispump gives you the flow you need.
With the Eisbaer Extreme you decide how your system is structured. You can expand this All-in-One at any time with additional components, modify it or fill it according to your desires. Whether you install the Eisbaer Extreme horizontally or vertically, it’s up to you how you showcase your water cooling system.
Everything about the Eisbaer Extreme is big and it starts with the box. This rectangular, dark themed behemoth will touch down on your doorstep sporting the customary matte black and blues of AlphaCool. On the front of the box you’ll find a thematically lit image of the cooler on the left and white font and graphics boasting the features and compatibility to the right. Flipping to the back you’ll find the same information from the front repeated with a slightly different shot of the cooler. This one features the CPU block mostly.
Another flip takes us to the bottom of the box and again we find the same image of the cooler from the front and not much else. The remaining side and the ends of the box are all basically matte black with the alphacool.com url listed. While the packaging is fine, it does seem like Alphacool missed a lot of opportunities to show of the product and list specs.
Opening the flip top box we are greeted by the hose and CPU block wrapped in plastic and just about smothered in soft plastic foam. Normally with all in one coolers we find a nice molded egg carton container with a space for every little bit and bob. Or occasionally form fitting foam. What we find with the Eisbaer Extreme is a bit of a jumble of foam bits all shoved in place and double sided tapep into place. Now don’t take this the wrong way, it works. For the initial shipment. Nothing inside is damaged and everything has arrived as it was when shipped from the factory. But say that for some reason you have a need to box the cooler up again, it’s going to be pretty difficult to get it just right.
When you finish unboxing, you’re really left with a mess of foam shapes and sticky tape. Fortunately that is where that complication ends, all bits of kit removed, you’ll find the cooler itself enclosed in a single long plastic bag, a large bag with multiple small bags of installation materials, and a manual in many languages.