Thursday, April 5th 2012

EKL Unveils the Alpenföhn Gotthard CPU Cooler

EKL is now readying a brand new CPU cooler, the Alpenföhn Gotthard featuring a TopFlow design with three cooling zones. The cooler packs six C-shaped (6 mm) copper heatpipes, it comes equipped with one 140 mm (HD bearing) Wing Boost fan, and has support for Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 and AMD Socket FM1/AM3(+)/AM2(+) processors.

The Alpenföhn Gotthard has a recommended price tag of 57.90 Euro and is expected to become available at the end of this month or in early May.
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11 Comments on EKL Unveils the Alpenföhn Gotthard CPU Cooler

#1
illli
looks heavy, but i dont see a support bracket underneath to hold it up
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#2
Static~Charge
I found a weight of 998 grams. Those 6 copper heatpipes are strong enough to support it.
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#3
t_ski
Former Staff
Is that pronounced "Go-thard" or "Got-hard?"
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#4
erocker
by: t_ski
Is that pronounced "Go-thard" or "Got-hard?"
gah-thard?
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#5
imitation
by: t_ski
Is that pronounced "Go-thard" or "Got-hard?"
It's pronounced like got-hard, but with a "New York"-style o. :laugh:
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#6
swaaye
Thermaltake Typhoon
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#7
TurdFergasun
by: swaaye
Thermaltake Typhoon
the only similarities are that they're both top down coolers. hell if thats similar then the noctua nh-c12p is the same, coolermaster gemini2, scythe zipang2 etc etc. the individual heatsink sections make this quite alot different, same with the airflow profile, than other top downs i've seen.
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#8
entropy13
by: t_ski
Is that pronounced "Go-thard" or "Got-hard?"
Got-thard. That's why there are two t's. :laugh:
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#9
LagunaX
Will be ok but not great like a bigger tower cooler with shorter heatpipes to the fins and actually heatpipes radiating from both sides.
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#10
Platibus
by: entropy13
Got-thard. That's why there are two t's. :laugh:
Since Alpenföhn is a german company, the pronunciation through the german phonetic and the right one for this cooler would be Gott-hard. No particular meaning, Gott is God and hard means nothing in german. I haven't since a design like this before, interesting.
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#11
rewarder
Actually Gotthard is a pass in Switzerland. As I am Swiss it was kind of funny reading you're comments about "Got-hard". Made my day :) thx guys!
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