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Old 02-11-07, 12:18 PM
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OC3D Review: Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock

Alphacool is back, and to help celebrate we've reviewed their new NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock.

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Old 02-11-07, 01:42 PM
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Just to mention, last two pages still have default titles
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Old 02-11-07, 04:22 PM
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Great review

In response to this Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing and while PV's review was correct at the time of print, the new revised price is £35.99 inc VAT.
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Old 02-11-07, 08:20 PM
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I've always liked Alphacool products, but they are all so damned expensive over here in the US.
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Old 02-11-07, 10:13 PM
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there is a reason and it is my eternal argument with Alphacool (sorry Chris)

While 'other' manufacturers have their products made in the far east, Alphacool, who are a German company, have their products made in Germany. As we all know, especially with me being a quallified engineer, if you want a quality produced product...look to Germany. Sadly this does get reflected in the price as there are no sweat shops in Germany but all in all with Alphacool you wil be getting a quality crafted product.

After all Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lamorghini etc.. can't be wrong....
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Old 02-11-07, 10:52 PM
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LOL......true to a point, I lived and worked in Germany for Mercedes for a long period of time before moving back to the US...........

The US government is the other reason all European products cost so much (import duties, shipping and the like).
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Old 03-11-07, 02:58 AM
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Just to mention, last two pages still have default titles
Fixed, thanks WC

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Great review

In response to this Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing and while PV's review was correct at the time of print, the new revised price is £35.99 inc VAT.
Thanks Ayd, I'll make an addendum to the review to reflect the price drop.

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there is a reason and it is my eternal argument with Alphacool (sorry Chris)

While 'other' manufacturers have their products made in the far east, Alphacool, who are a German company, have their products made in Germany. As we all know, especially with me being a quallified engineer, if you want a quality produced product...look to Germany. Sadly this does get reflected in the price as there are no sweat shops in Germany but all in all with Alphacool you wil be getting a quality crafted product.

After all Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lamorghini etc.. can't be wrong....
Agreed, if you want a quality manufactured item then there is going to be some price difference. I included it as a sticking point merely because the better performing D-TEK FuZion was cheaper, and if Alphacool are looking to regain lost ground then this is an area that they will need to address (which they have to their credit). However, I think that 'dyed in the wool' Alphacool fans may overlook the price difference regardless...

Thanks all for the feedback, tis muchly appreciated
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