Introduction and Technical Specifications

Alphacool’s NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT kit combines several components from their NexXxos line for a compelling DYI cooling solution…


Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT kit
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Alphacool is a German-based company, known in liquid cooling enthusiast's circles for their high performance and innovative product designs. Alphacool provided us with one of their NexXxos Cool Answer cooling kits, featuring one of their 360mm (3 x 120mm) UT copper radiators, a Repack dual bay acrylic reservoir with integrated VPP655 D5 pump, and the NexXxos XP3 Light CPU block. With a retail price of 314.95 euros (approximately $330 USD), the kit comes at a competitive price compared with other higher-end DIY kits.

5.25 Dual Bay Reservoir
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NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm radiator
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NexXxos XP3 Light CPU Waterblock
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XSPC bundled in many of their high end components into the NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT kit, including the NexXxos XP3 Light CPU block, the NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm triple fan radiator, the Repack 5.25 Dual Bay reservoir with integrated VPP655 D5 pump, three meters of 10mm (3/8") inner diameter / 13mm outer diameter clear tubing, six black chrome compression barbs, three 1200 RPM NB-eLoop – Bionic Lüfter fans, 1000ml of their CKC Cape Kelvin Catcher Clear coolant, and all the hardware necessary to put it all together. The Repack dual-bay reservoir has an anti-cyclon design on the inlets and directly feeds the rear-mounted D5 pump. The included VPP655 D5 pump is rated for a 350ml/hr flow rate. All components are copper, brass, Acetal, or acrylic to minimize the possibility of mixed-metal corrosion occurring in the loop.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Alphacool website)

Alphacool NexXxos Cool Answer 360 D5/UT Kit
Hose dimensions 13/10mm
Prefilled No
Radiator Dimension 397 x 124 x 60mm
Radiator Thickness 60mm
Radiator size 3 x 120mm
Socket Support AMD
604 / 771 / G34, AMD 939 / AM2 / AM2 / AM3 / AM3 / FM1/ FM2

1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156, Intel 1366, Intel 2011, Intel 775
NexXxos XP3 Light CPU Waterblock
Weight 0.279 kg
Connection threads 2 x G1/4”
Material cooling plate Copper
Material top cover Plastic
Dimensions CPU water block
(L x W x H)
57 x 67 x 14mm without holder
63 x 73 x 14mm with holder
Compatible with Intel sockets 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 and AMD AM2 and AM3
NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm Radiator
Material internal Mostly copper
Material casing Side panels steel, threads brass, copper chambers
Colour Black
(L x W x H)
400 x 124 x 60 mm
Radiator size 3 x 120mm
Cooling channels Copper
Fins per inch 10
Thickness L – 60mm
Connection threads 6 x 1/4“
Outlet Connection threads 1 x 1/4“
Mounting thread size M3
Pressure tested 1.5bar
Weight 1958g
Repack 5.25 Dual Bay Reservoir
(W x H x D)
65 x 65 x 57mm (without connectors)
Model of reservoir 2 x 5 1/4" Bayres
Connector G1/4" inner thread
Fillport G1/4" inner thread
LED hole Available (for 5mm LEDs)
VPP655 D5 Pump
Motor Electronically commuted spherical motor
Rated voltage 12V DC
Power consumption 23W
Permitted voltage range 8 – 24V DC
Pressure head at 12V 3.7m
Maximum flow 1500l/h
Pumped media Water, water/glycol mixtures
Maximum system temperature 60°C
Materials Stainless steel 1.4571, PPS-GF40, EPDM O-rings, Aluminium oxide, hard coal
Special features Adjustable in five steps
Step 1: 1800 rpm
Step 2: 2550 rpm
Step 3: 3300 rpm
Step 4: 4050 rpm
Step 5: 4800 rpm
Power connector 4 Pin Molex
NB-eLoop 1200rpm – Bionic Fan
Air flow 76.22 m³/h
Air flow range 50 – 99 m³/h
Dimensions 120 x 120 x 25mm
Frame Color black
LED Not available
Lifespan (at 25°C) 150,000 h
Power connector 3 Pin Molex
Power input 0.85 W
Pressure 0.893mm H2O
RPM signal transmission Yes
Rated speed 1200 U/min
Rated speed range 1000 – 1450 U/min
Rotor color blue
Size 120mm
Start voltage 6V DC
Voltage rated 12V DC
Volume 16.1 dB(A)
Volume range 10 – 19.9 dB(A)
AlphaTube HF 13/10 Clear Tubing
Color Transparent
Inner diameter 10mm (3/8")
Length 3.00m
Material PVC
Max. Operating pressure 4 Bar (at 20°C)
Outer diameter 13mm (1/2")
Service temperature -20°C bis 60°C
UV – color Non UV-active
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