Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 480mm
The new Alphacool NexXxos radiators, a name that stands for experience and quality has come to bring a fresh breeze to the radiator market.
Every user of a water cooling system needs a radiator and everyone has different requirements towards the heat exchanger. Of course the customer always demands the best in its class. The Alphacool NexXxos radiators have come to compete with and to beat the best in their class and to be the best radiator in all sizes. No more endless choices without a clear class leader, the Alphacool NexXxos is the one tool for all your needs!
Alphacool has been the company to introduce new developments and improvements in the radiator and water cooling sector generally many times over the last years.
Following this tradition, the new NexXxos radiators are the first to truly deserve the Full copper attribute. All main parts, not only the fins and channels, but the chambers are also made from copper. This brings an improvement in performance where other radiators are left without a chance. The material already gives an advantage over the competition and the inner structure is up to par with the competition. Separated chambers give the coolant a clear direction, allowing high flow rates which improve the performance of the whole cooling loop.
Flat chambers on the heat exchanger increase mounting flexibility thanks to the reduced overall length.
Versatile and easy mounting is one of the main points, on which the research and development department at Alphacool focused. The chamber offers three possibilities for fitting installation on both inlet and outlet (not on the NexXos ST30). Less angled fittings are needed, improving flow rates and offering more mounting possibilities. Hence the radiator can even be installed in tight enclosures, where otherwise internal installation is not a possibility. A 1/4" screw plug allows easy de-aeration of the radiator (on all UT60 and NexXxos Monsta) and hassle-free vertical installation of the heat exchanger. The threaded opening can even be used for filling, e.g. in combination with a Fillport.
Versatility is the essence of the new NexXxos series! The radiators are designed to be used with 120mm as well as 140mm fans and are available in different thicknesses. The choice of 30mm, 45mm and 60mm offers the perfect radiator for every purpose. Even mounting and installation of fans and radiator grills is easy and versatile with these radiators: The M3 threads are standard in the radiator sector and available in all lengths at an affordable price.
Even the dreaded insertion of a screw too far into the radiator does not result in expensive damage. Unlike other radiators, the NexXxos series is equipped with an internal protective ledge which stops the screw before it damages the fins.
Fin spacing is always an important factor in radiator design. The new series from Alphacool has a fin design which allows it to perform extremely well even with slow-spinning and medium-speed fans. This is not only pleasant thanks to the fact that it avoids unnecessary noise; it also means that the choice of fans that can be used with these radiators is not restricted.
These radiators are the result of experience and powerful performance meeting future-oriented design and well-thought through solutions.
Alphacool NexXxos radiators: The one tool for all your cooling needs!
- Material internal: Mostly copper
- Material casing: Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
- Colour: Black
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 552x124x30mm
- Connection threads: 2x1/4
- Mounting thread size: M3
- Pressure tested: 1.5bar
- Fins per Inch: 16FPI
- Weight: 1.226kg
Extent of delivery:
- 1x Radiator
- 16x Black M3x30mm hexagon socket screw
- 16x Black M3x35mm hexagon socket screw
The Alphacool NexXxos ST30 480mm radiator can be purchased for $91.50 from Performance PCs in the USA as of the date of this article. Its closest competitor as far as intended application as a stealth profile radiator goes is the Black Ice Nemesis 480GTS (out of the ones I have tested so far anyway) and this currently costs $79.95 from the same place. Note that there is now also an OEM version, the Nemesis L-series 480 stealth, going for even lower but I do not know how it performs. The ST30 does have the benefit of being lower in liquid flow restriction but not enough to the point where this can cancel out the price and performance factors. It does come in less expensive (as much as 25% at times) than the other, thicker radiators that outperform it though. Also note that these prices can vary from region to region. So I won’t fault pricing at this point. Seeing how this sample arrived in a near flawless condition both inside and out, I would like to think that this is part of a revamp plan over at Alphacool and newer radiator designs are on the timeline as well. The ST30 does punch above its weight (or thickness, in this case) so anyone planning to buy one should still not be deterred. You just need to be aware of other options available out there.
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