Alphacool writes they're now offering the Eisblock XPX in clear and satin versions. The company didn't say when these start shipping or how much they cost. The regular black, silver, titan grey and chrome versions of the Eisblock XPX cost 69.79EUR via the Alphacool website.
Alphacool proudly presents the XPX Eisblock clear and satin versions. As with the other versions of the XPX, Alphacool relies on their specially developed and patented ramp technology. This innovation significantly improves the cooling performance, which has already been shown in tests with the normal Eisblock XPX. It allows the water to flow evenly over all the cooling fins instead of just rushing through the middle section and nearly standing still at the edges. Additionally, the Eisblock XPX boasts a large bottom surface of 34 x 32mm, perfect for CPUs with 8 or more cores, and a very fine fin structure of 0.2mm.
Alphacool is also the first water cooling manufacturer worldwide to dispense with Plexiglas and instead use transparent nylon, the material of the future, for both coolers. Nylon is a much more robust material than Plexiglas, meaning that the danger of cracks in the cooler is drastically reduced. Cracks can occur due to connectors being fastened too tightly or some other uneven strain on the Plexiglas.
In order to live up to today’s aesthetic standards, not only the surface of the clear cooler is polished, but also the inner cooling channels. This makes the Eisblock XPX clear as glass. Users looking for a unique effect need look no further than the satin version. Its milky, sandblasted surface gives the cooler a unique look when illuminated. Both versions have four 5mm LED holes on two sides, more than enough to make the cooler the focal point of the whole system.