Alphacool Ready2Go Stacker (Passive) -
Alphacool Ready2Go Stacker
It was merely weeks ago when we first reviewed a product from AlphaCool. Their Alphacool Cool Answer III was the first ever Guru3D Alphacool product review and it really impressed us because that Alphacool Cool Answer III 120 Compact had no external boxes and no difficult installation procedure. You just mount a waterblock on the processor, mount the Cool Answer III unit, connect it to a Molex connector and you are good to go with your fixed water-cooling solution bro. It's even pre-filled with coolant and everything.
In that review I also promised you guys that in the near future Guru3D.com would be looking at one of their frighteningly posh passively cooler water-cooler systems. That is exactly what we'll do today.
My friends, be prepared to be amazed as this is one of the coolest (in a figurative sense and literally) water-cooled systems you have ever seen. But first, let me tell you who AlphaCool are and what they do.
AlphaCool is a German based company that specializes in wide range of cooling and (pre-)modified solutions. Their "core" business however is water-cooling. Browsing through their product line will amaze you as whether you need a single small component, pre-modified water-cooled PC or even a complete PC water-cooled, this is a really good place to do your shopping. You can order their products online but also through a various e- and retailers here in Europe. They offer IRC support, support through phone, email and forums. So from a generic perspective they are looking quite good.
Today we will be publishing a second article on one of their products. The product is targeted at the high-end enthusiast consumer. A consumer that hates noise and is willing to invest in that all-in-one solution. In the coming pages you'll be amazed how clever this system is setup, delivered and manufactured. What do you hate the most about water-cooling ? Exactly, the installation. You often have to modify your PC, remove your mainboard, make space to mount the radiator and even drill some holes for the fans. It can be quite complicated.
Alphacool can deliver pre-fitted and modified PC Cases with water-cooling (prefilled and leak tested) installed. Today Guru of 3D will test the Coolermaster Stacker Silver with preinstalled passive water-cooling from their Ready2Go series of products.
Pretty much install your components and you are good to go. The beauty of this beast is the fact that it is passive water-cooling, the only thing connected to the power circuit is an inaudible pump. That means this system just does not make any noise, at least not that we can hear.
Are you ready to go ? And yes that's that great song from Republica ! Next page please.
There aren't that many companies out there that offer liquid cooling products which you can purchase separately. There's a handful of them. One of them is the German based Alphacool. Recently they introduced a new CPU block called the Alphacool HF 38 Niagara. This new water-block is designed for Socket 1366 processor, aka Nehalem aka Core i7. A high-end liquid cooling CPU block priced fairly. Let's check it out.
Alphacool NexXxoS XP Core i7 water block review
In this article we test the Alphacool NexXxoS XP HIGHFLOW Core i7 CPU water block. We will apply a nearly passive water-cooling kit to it and observe installation and temperatures. Since we could take a Core i7 965 processor up towards an overclock of 4 GHz we'd say this ia a very succesful product from the guys over at Alphacool.
AlphaCool External 240x128 Display
Today we are testing this cute External LCD-Display with the colossal 240x128 Pixel dimensions. Now that by itself is cool, but the software controlling the unit is where the magic happens. You can display pretty much any system info, yet it goes way beyond that. RivaTuner is supported, Fraps, Mainboard Monitor (MBM), SpeedFan and it does not stop there.
Alphacool Ready2Go Stacker (Passive)
Alphacool can deliver pre-fitted and modified PC Cases with water-cooling (prefilled and leak tested) installed. Today Guru of 3D will test the Coolermaster Stacker Silver with preinstalled water-cooling from their Ready2Go series of products. Pretty much install your components and you are good to go. The beauty of this beast is the fact that it is passive water-cooling, the only thing connected to the power circuit is an inaudible pump. That means this system just does not make any noise, at least not that we can hear.