The next stop on our CES 2020 tour is with Alphacool who had some new enterprise cooling solutions as well as a lot for us, the general consumer. On that front, we saw the new Phoyba Strike series and Eisbaer Aurora AIO. For the custom water cooler, they showed off the glass Eisbecher Aurora reservoir OLED flow rate display as well as an upgrade to the VPP755 pump.
As the AIOs go, the new Phobya Strike line is aluminum-based and range in size from 120mm to 420mm. The pump runs at a static speed of 2600 RPM and sports a glass housing on top with addressable RGB LEDs (along with the fans). Pricing on the entry-level AIO ranges from around $60 to $90. We’ll see the 120mm, 240mm, and 260mm in 2Q 2020 while the 280mm and 420mm versions are planned for later in the year.
The Eisbaer Aurora AIO is a high-end AIO using copper radiators that come in 240mm or 260mm sizes. 280mm and 420mm versions are planned for later in the year. The Aurora comes with a new pump said to offer 10% more power while making less noise than the previous version. On the new TPV tubes is a quick release connection that allows the user to expand to other Eisbaer ready products. Like the Phobya, there are addressable RGB lighting on the pump/block as well as the fans. Alphacool says we can expect to see the 280mm and 420mm versions in Q2/Q3 2020 with prices starting around $135.
Alphacool also displayed the new Eiszapfen Pro hard tube fittings. They say it is significantly improved over the previous version in part due to the O-ring. Where a normal fitting uses multiple, the Pro version uses a single one with variable thickness. This design presses the O-ring firmly against the hard tube when the union nut is screwed on. These will be on the market sometime Q1 2020.
The last thing we’ll cover is the Eisbecher Aurora reservoir. The new res is made from real glass and integrates digital RGB lighting inside the tube. The Aurora series reservoirs will come in two sizes, 150ml, and 250ml and two versions – one with a pump (D5) and one without. The MSRP is still unknown and they expect availability at the end of Q1 2020.
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