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  Product:     Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit  
  Price:     TBA
  Supplied By:     Alphacool
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     April 28th, 2005
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Valentin from Alphacool for sending the Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit for review.

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Introduction:

The process for increasing the performance in a standard computer system can be achieved in a variety of ways. One option is to take the expensive route and purchase all top of the line high-end hardware. Another alternative is to tweak a computer performance using specialized application software. If neither option fits into your game plan, the most logical route to increase system performance is by using a high-end cooling solution. Water cooling has long been regarded as excellent alternative for overclocking system components beyond the manufacturer’s specification. While a majority of overclockers water cool for increased performance, there is a side benefit of effectively reducing fan related noise for the perfect silent PC. Today in the MTB Labs we will be evaluating the Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit, a German based product which provides all the necessary components for adding water cooling to a standard PC.

Specifications:

The Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit consists of various components that can be assembled together to form a complete water cooling system. The kit requires some mild assembly and includes all the necessary components for installation. Here are some of the specifications taken directly from the Alphacool website:

Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit - Key Features:
Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit: Manufactured by Alphacool
CPU Alphacool NexXxoS XP cooler
Alphacool NexXxoS HC 240-LE Radiator
Alphacool AP1500 1500l/h 12Volt, bridging plug inclusive
Reservoir Cape Coolplex 25
Two 120mm x 120mm x 25mm Papst 4412 F2/GL fans
Water additive Tec-Protect-Clear 500ml
Eight connections Plugin with G1/4"-external screw thread on 10mm (external diameter) hoses
Velcro 13cm long and 10cm broad for pump attachment in the case
Thermal compound Silmore 2g
Includes two instruction manuals

Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit
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Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit
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The Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit was shipped in a colourful standard double-walled corrugated box with the manufacturer's logos printed on top of the package. Packaging inside the box was good, with each portion of the kit enclosed by protective foam and plastic. The kit itself was sent from Germany to Canada and it was nice to see that attention was placed on packaging materials to ensure that it arrived in perfect condition.

Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit
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Alphacool Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit
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The Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit is truly an all-inclusive kit that contains all the components required to transition from air based cooling to water cooling. Inside the package, the kit was comprised of the following components:
  • 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS HC 240-LE Radiator
  • 1 x CPU Alphacool NexXxoS XP cooler
  • 1 x Alphacool AP1500 1500l/h 12Volt, bridging plug inclusive
  • 1 x Reservoir Cape Coolplex 25
  • 1 x 4 meters hose PUR 10/8mm transparent
  • 2 x Fan 120x120x25mm Papst 4412 F2/GL
  • 1 x Water additive Tec-Protect-Clear 500ml
  • 8 x Connections Plugin with G1/4"-external screw thread on 10mm (external diameter) hoses
  • 1 x Velcro 13cm long and 10cm broad for pump attachment in the case
  • 1 x Thermal compound Silmore 2g
The product specifications on the Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit represents the best of breed in terms of components that are both brand name and of high quality. While the components in the Xtreme Pro 240 are pre-selected, consumers also have the option of individually selecting a custom setup which best suits their own personal needs directly from the Alphacool website. The Xtreme Pro Set 240 12 Volt Kit includes two well written reference manuals which cover installation for the kit and NexXxoS XP water block. While this kit is geared towards power users, novice users should not have a problem following the easy to read instructions.
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