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This is #13 in my series of triple radiators the Alphacool NexXxos ST30.   We saw how “Full Copper” of the thicker 60mm UT60 and 45mm XT45 did really well, so I made a second request to Aquatuning asking for the ST30 sample so I could include it in this round of radiator tests.  The ST30 shares the same quality copper construction including the much appreciated screw protectors although thickness is reduced to a much slimmer 30mm and the ports are limited to just two.  It was interesting to see the XT45 pull ahead of the UT60 at very slow fan speeds and so I was really curious to see the ST30 trend in comparison.

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A special thanks to Aquatuning for providing the review sample:

 

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The ST30 sporting a pair of Koolance compression fittings and ready for action!

Specifications:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p12344_Alphacool-NexXxoS-ST30-Full-Copper-360mm.html

Description
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.

Mounting flexibility is one of the main factors on which the engineers at Alphacool focused during development. The chamber gives three different choices of fitting installation. Less angled fittings are required, again reducing flow resistance and increasing mounting flexibility.
All of these features allow the radiator to be mounted even in tight enclosures where otherwise no internal installation would be possible.
A ¼” de-aeration screw allows easy de-aeration of the radiator and even hassle-free vertical installation of the unit. The threaded opening can also 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!
Technical specifications:
Material internal: Mostly copper
Material casing: Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
Colour: Black
Dimensions (LxWxH): 400x124x30mm
Connection threads: 2×1/4“
Mounting thread size: M3
Pressure tested: 1.5bar
Weight: 0,970kg

Extent of delivery:
1x Radiator
12x Copper-plated M3x30mm hexagon socket screw
12x Copper-plated M3x35mm hexagon socket screw

Worth noting is the nice slim 30mm thickness and “Copper chambers” specification.  So while it may be slim thickness, it has premium materials and at least one premium feature.

This is #10 in my series of triple radiators the Alphacool NexXxos XT45.   We saw how “Full Copper” of the thicker 60mm UT60 did extremely well in performance and the XT45 shares that same full copper construction in a slimmer 45mm thickness with a few less features. I have been finding this brass vs copper tubes difference rather interesting after seeing the UT60 vs G-Changer results, so I expected good things to come out of this slimmer XT45 in all it’s slimmer but still copper tube glory.

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A special thanks to Aquatuning for providing the review sample:

 

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The XT45 sporting a pair of Monsoon fittings and ready for action!

Specifications:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p12340_Alphacool-NexXxoS-XT45-Full-Copper-360mm.html

Description

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!

Technical specifications:
Material internal: Mostly copper
Material casing: Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
Colour: Black
Dimensions (LxWxH): 400x124x46mm
Connection threads: 6×1/4“
Mounting thread size: M3
Pressure tested: 1.5bar
Weight: 1515g

Extent of delivery:
1x Radiator
4x Copper-plated screw plug
12x Copper-plated M3x30mm hexagon socket screw
12x Copper-plated M3x35mm hexagon socket screw

The most important specification is the note about copper chambers as that seems to be making a difference in performance but also note the slimmer 46mm thickness.

This is #8 in my series of triple radiators the Alphacool NexXxos UT60.  Unlike most manufacturers that may make 1-3 models, Alphacool makes many different models that vary in materials as well as thicknesses including 30mm, 45mm, 60mm, and 80mm. The Pro III and Xtreme III models are I believe the more value oriented copper tubes with brass end tanks and aluminum shrouds where the ST30, XT45, and UT60 are full copper higher end.  They also have some models that have a larger 420/360 sized core. Here we are reviewing the feature rich premium 60mm thickness model with a compact 360 core, 6 barb ports, a screw protection shield, and bottom drain port or air bleed.

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A special thanks to Aquatuning for providing the review sample:

 

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Notice the extra ports and screw protection shield

Alphacool Specifications:

http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p975_Alphacool-NexXxoS-UT60-Full-Copper-360mm.html

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!

Technical specifications:
Material internal: Mostly copper
Material casing: Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
Colour: Black
Dimensions (LxWxH): 400 x 124 x 60 mm
Connection threads: 6×1/4“
Outlet Connection threads: 1×1/4“
Mounting thread size: M3
Pressure tested: 1.5bar
Weight:1958g

Extent of delivery:
1x Radiator
5x Copper-plated screw plug
12x Copper-plated M3x30mm hexagon socket screw
12x Copper-plated M3x35mm hexagon socket screw

I find this model to be the most feature rich reviewed so far….lot’s of extras included with this one

This is the seventh in my series of triple radiators the Alphacool NexXxos Xtreme III 360 radiator.  This would be my first 45mm thickness radiator and it also has a more dense tubing spacing, so while visually it looked to be of lower density, I wasn’t sure where the fan tuning may fall.  Unlike most manufacturers that may make 1-3 models, Alphacool makes many different models that vary in materials as well as thicknesses including 30mm, 45mm, 60mm, and 80mm. The Pro III and Xtreme III models are I believe the more value oriented copper tubes with brass end tanks and aluminum shrouds where the ST30, XT45, and UT60 are full copper higher end.  They also have some models that have a larger 420/360 sized core. Here we are reviewing the more value/mid range oriented Xtreme III Rev 2 that is 45mm in thickness with a compact 360 core.

A special thanks to Aquatuning for providing the review sample:

 

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Includes fan gaskets and two lengths of screws.

Aquatuning Specifications:

http://www.aquatuning.us/product_info.php/info/p767_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Pro-III-Radiator-Rev-2–with-aluminum-frame-.html

Description

NexXxos now finally starts with the second radiator series. The NexXxos Xtreme I features excellent cooling performance, a unique design and outstanding build quality. The parallel coolant channels keep the flow resistance to a minimum. The NexXxos Xtreme radiators are absolute High-end heat exchangers. Double-sided fan installation is easy and quickly done with the metric threads on both sides. The connection threads are G1/4″ in size and therefore offer maximum compatibility with virtually all available fittings.

Technical details: 
Material: Copper fins, brass chambers
Dimensions: 398x122x45mmConnection threads: G1/4″
Weight: Approx. 1750g
Fan installation: 12x M3 threads each on both sides
Pressure tested: 2,5 Bar

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Important: Please flush before use and insert a screw into all M3 threads. Please be careful that the screws used are not too log, this may damage the radiator ans is not covered by the warranty.

Warranty: On impermeability and manufacturing for 2 years

Actual product similar to picture

Attention:
The reddish brown “stains” on the fins is no rust. Please note that this is a copper radiator and the note: “The whole radiator was coated with a robust black lacquer. The fins are coated with a thinner layer to improve the appearance without compromising cooling performance.”. The lacquer coat is made from the same material, hence the reddish-brown “stains”.

Attention: The radiator can be damaged, if the screws are screwed too deep. Please pay attention to the right length of the screws.  The screws do not have the same size in every delivery.

Note: To avoid storage or manufacture-related residues in the circulation, Please rinse the radiator completely before assembling.

Alphacool Website:

http://www.alphacool.com/product_info.php/info/p149_Alphacool-NexXxoS-Xtreme-III-Radiator—Rev–2.html

I find the radiator is a bit unique in thickness being 45mm which is in between slim and double thickness models previously tested.  Unfortunately it does use M3 screws which work, but I have found them to be more likely to cross thread than 6-32 or better yet M4 which are more durable.  They will work just fine, but you do want to take a bit more care with M3 screws.