Alphacool Releases Two M.2 SSD HDX Apex Water Blocks


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Alphacool announced the launch of two M.2 SSD water blocks, the HDX Apex aRGB Acryl and HDX Apex Acetal. As you would expect, the HDX Apex aRGB Acryl features a clear acrylic top with addressable RGB lighting, while the acetal version is black POM. Both blocks are nickel-plated copper with G1/4″ ports and transfer heat from the SSD controller through a 3 W/mK thermal pad. The price is  $31 for either option. Below is Alphacool’s press release and links if you wish to purchase.

Announcing the Alphacool HDX Apex aRGB Acryl and HDX Apex Acetal

Keeps your SSD Cool

SSDs in the M.2 format are very popular because they allow high transfer rates and extremely low access times and thus enable faster and more effective working or gaming on the PC. Due to the construction, however, M.2 SSDs are only able to call up their maximum performance for a short time. The controller chip heats up extremely quickly and starts to throttle the SSD’s performance early. To ensure that the full performance of the memory can be used permanently, Alphacool now offers two new SSD water coolers.

The HDX Apex Acryl aRGB cooler features 3 digitally addressable RGB LEDs that create a unique illumination. For those who like it more subtle, the HDX Apex Acetal cooler is the way to go. The material mix of acetal and copper gives the cooler its classy design.

Whether made of acrylic with aRGBs or acetal – both SSD coolers are useful additions to any water circuit and ensure that the M.2 SSD memory can unleash its full potential. Smart and efficient.

Alphacool HDX Apex Acryl aRGB
Alphacool HDX Apex Acryl aRGB
Technical dataHDX Apex Acryl aRGBHDX Apex Acetal
L x W x H67,99 x 25,6 x 16,8mm67,99 x 25,6 x 16,8mm
Material coolernickle-plated coppernickle-plated copper
Material cooler topacrylicacetal
Material clipsynthetic materialsynthetic material
Threads2x G1/4″2x G1/4″
Thickness cooler bottom1,6mm1,6mm
Thermal conductivity thermal pads3 W/mK3 W/mK
Illuminationdigital aRGB LEDs– – –
Power connector digital aRGB LEDs3-Pin JST– – –
Power digital aRGB LEDs5V– – –
Number of digital aRGB LEDs3– – –
Pressure tested0,8 Bar0,8 Bar
Maximum working temperature60°C60°C
Weight43g43g
Colorclearblack
CompatibilityM.2 2280 SSDM.2 2280 SSD

Orders can be made directly through Alphacool here.

-John Nester (Blaylock)

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Blaylock

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Because they can?

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I just find it pointless, especially since most new gaming motherboards have M.2 covered with quite large heatsinks ... and M.2 sockets are usually next to a graphics card so tubes/fittings won't really fit.
I wish to see someone connecting tubes to all M.2, RAM, CPU, GPU, chipset, VRM ...

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I just find it pointless, especially since most new gaming motherboards have M.2 covered with quite large heatsinks ... and M.2 sockets are usually next to a graphics card so tubes/fittings won't really fit.

This...

...and this... :p

Because they can?

But yeah, and M.2 sockets that don't have a heatsink is likely on a budget board. I guess this would be good for the primary (top) m.2 sockets above the PCIe... but again, you need to remove some (potentially) nice heatsinks, and use some angled barbs I'd imagine.

I wish to see someone connecting tubes to all M.2, RAM, CPU, GPU, chipset, VRM ...

:rofl:

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