Alphacool is a recognized giant in the niche world of custom water cooling. They have been around since 2006, and their close relation with Aquatuning has helped establish a customer base all around the world. Perhaps the most well known product from the Alphacool coffers is their NexXxos range of radiators and, in fact, my very first watercooling product I bought was an Alphacool 480mm Monsta radiator (a review of which will be coming up soon). Now when HardwareLabs sent me a sample of their SR2 360mm radiator, I figured the single best comparison for it would be the Alphacool UT60 360mm radiator. Thanks to Fabian from Alphacool, Pascal from Aquatuning, and Hank from Performance PCs, we can now take a look at the UT60 in full detail. Thanks also to HardwareLabs, XSPC and Blacknoise for providing the other radiators and fans for the tests.
Let’s begin by taking a look at the specs courtesy the product page:
Material internal: Mostly copper
Material casing: Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
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
Extent of delivery:
5x screw plug
12x M3x30mm hexagon socket screw
12x M3x35mm hexagon socket screw
Oh, and there’s also this really useful technical drawing which will help users determine not only if they have enough space for the radiator but also plan out the plumbing for the same. One thing not mentioned anywhere here are the warranty terms for the radiator. I believe there is a general 1 year warranty on all Alphacool products which should cover this radiator also, but I could be mistaken. Hopefully I am because 1 year is woefully short compared to the multiple years, and in some cases a limited lifetime warranty, that other radiator manufacturers offer. Another thing not explicitly mentioned but hinted by the delivery of 5 screw plugs is that this radiator has all of 7 G1/4 ports! Did that grab your attention already? Let’s go to the next page for a better look at the radiator itself.