Thursday, March 17th 2022

ARCTIC Introduces New Alpine 17 Coolers

ARCTIC, a leading manufacturer of low-noise PC coolers and components, introduces today the Alpine 17 and Alpine 17 CO, a pair of compact air coolers designed exclusively for the Intel LGA1700 socket. With the release of its newest Alpine coolers, ARCTIC presents an affordable option for users looking to cool their Alder Lake processors. The successors to the Alpine 12 series retain its classic radial heatsink design but are specifically built for the LGA1700 socket.

The cooler's Y-shaped fin ensures optimal heat distribution in the heatsink, while heat dissipation is significantly enhanced by the Alpine 17's large surface area and high airflow rate. With a low installation height of only 68.2 mm, the Alpine 17 and Alpine 17 CO are ideal choices for most all-in-one systems as well as small cases (Mini-ITX, µATX etc.).
No mounting kits are necessary to install the Alpine 17 and Alpine 17 CO. Indeed, no tools of any kind are needed: the coolers come with pre-applied MX-4 thermal paste and pre-mounted push pins, making installation an effortless process -even for beginners. Its 92 mm fan can be controlled via PWM. With its wide speed range, the fan guarantees flexibility of use and balanced, efficient cooling performance.

For Continuous Operation: Alpine 17 CO
The CO variant packs an even stronger punch: the Alpine 17 CO's higher RPM brings with it a higher cooling performance. Specifically designed for continuous operation, the Alpine 17 CO's high-precision dual ball bearing allows the cooler to last up to five times longer than coolers with standard bearings.

Pricing and Availability
Each new Alpine cooler comes with a 6-year warranty. The coolers are available from today in the webshop, on Amazon.co.uk and in stores. The Alpine 17 has an MSRP of 13,99€; the Alpine 17 CO, 14,99€.
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25 Comments on ARCTIC Introduces New Alpine 17 Coolers

#1
CallandorWoT
seems pointless in a world where you can get a vetroo v5 for 25 bucks shipped.
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#2
Valantar
CallandorWoTseems pointless in a world where you can get a vetroo v5 for 25 bucks shipped.
I'm guessing these are targeted at OEMs and system builders mainly - I can't imagine there is a market for these for consumers, even if they are sold at retail. Though if you're running a business building affordable gaming PCs, buying a few dozen of these is probably not the worst idea for CPUs that don't come bundled with coolers. That CO model with its ball-bearing fan seems targeted towards something like point-of-sale terminals or industrial PCs though - you don't need that type of longevity for a regular CPU cooler fan.
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#3
trsttte
It looks to me that Artic just found a garbage bin full of unused intel stock coolers and decided to brand and sell them as a new product :D
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#4
phanbuey
trsttteIt looks to me that Artic just found a garbage bin full of unused intel stock coolers and decided to brand and sell them as a new product :D
I mean the resemblance is really uncanny...
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#5
freeagent
Haven’t they been making junky coolers for decades? Maybe I am confusing them with someone else..

Maybe junky is the wrong term..
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#6
mechtech
I don't know why they do this? They used to make nice gpu coolers back in the day, among other things. They should refocus on something higher than an oem boxed cooler equivalent.
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#7
trsttte
mechtechI don't know why they do this? They used to make nice gpu coolers back in the day, among other things. They should refocus on something higher than an oem boxed cooler equivalent.
Their AIOs have been praised for great performance with very competitve pricing, their thermal paste and fans are also generally well regarded. All the air coolers and other accessories they sell seem to be rebrands of other cheap designs though so it's kind of a waste of time to even advertise them
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#8
Valantar
freeagentHaven’t they been making junky coolers for decades? Maybe I am confusing them with someone else..

Maybe junky is the wrong term..
They've been making cheap OEM-style coolers for ages, yes. Their continuing to do so must thus indicate that this is actually something they make money on, or that someone is buying.
mechtechI don't know why they do this? They used to make nice gpu coolers back in the day, among other things. They should refocus on something higher than an oem boxed cooler equivalent.
They still make fantastic (pardon the pun) fans - the P12 and P14 are nearly Noctua NF-A12x25 level, at a third the price - and some great, affordable coolers too. Their AIOs are among the very best in the market too. But this seems to be a steady business for them, for some weird reason.
trsttteAll the air coolers and other accessories they sell seem to be rebrands of other cheap designs though so it's kind of a waste of time to even advertise them
I don't know about that - the Freezer 34 (and 35?) series is quite well regarded for a budget-ish air cooler. This is likely mostly down to the excellent fans - other than that, it's a pretty generic cooler, but then, it's pretty hard to differentiate a cold plate, some heatpipes, and an aluminium fin stack.
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#9
Cutechri
Valantarthe P12 and P14 are nearly Noctua NF-A12x25 level
Unfortunately, all of mine made an incredibly annoying motor noise when I tested them, and I'm not the only one who experienced that issue. I have no idea if Arctic has done anything about that yet. They did say they were aware of it. My Silent Wings 3 aren't the best performers but at least they're quiet.
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#10
Tom Sunday
For the man on the street the ‘Arctic Alpine’ looks like a nice opportunity to pick-up a decent cooler for just a few dollars. In my view most perfect for a non-gamer or my wife’s hobbled together desktop which she solely uses to fetch food coupons, cooking recipes and pay our online bills. I also think that the days for $275 plus AIO’s are numbered and as money is getting tighter and air-cooling technology advances.
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#11
InVasMani
trsttteIt looks to me that Artic just found a garbage bin full of unused intel stock coolers and decided to brand and sell them as a new product :D
I was thinking the same thing they could've just put a sticker over the fan part of a new never used stock Intel fan and cooler on Ebay that are wildly abundant and you it would look damn near identical to this.
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#12
DeathtoGnomes
phanbueyI mean the resemblance is really uncanny...
no no, this is a bit more shiney than the old ones, no resemblance at all....:p:wtf::rolleyes:
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#13
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Looks like a LGA 775 hsf...


Be nice if arctic catered to first party gpus and then made a slew of AIB coolers.

Alphacool makes tons of diff WBs...
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#14
GerKNG
CutechriUnfortunately, all of mine made an incredibly annoying motor noise when I tested them
Pick two:
Cheap, Quality, Performance.
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#15
Cutechri
GerKNGPick two:
Cheap, Quality, Performance.
Well, yeah... but I expected more from the allegedly 'best value' fans out there.
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#16
GerKNG
CutechriWell, yeah... but I expected more from the allegedly 'best value' fans out there.
i use arctic products since over 10 years and they disappointed every single time. either it's longevity, performance, noise, or the overall quality. P14 fans, hair thin plastic, rattling and motor noise from 1000-1250 RPM. Arctic MX4 above 70°C = breaks down into silicone oil soup within days. Liquid Freezer ii : low quality plastics, broken VRM Fan.
only their older products are decent. still have the old freezer 13 on a 2600K build that is basically inaudible and runs since many years without any problems.
Arctics new stuff is so cheap and bad that i just skip arctic completely when i want to buy something.
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#17
Icon Charlie
GerKNGi use arctic products since over 10 years and they disappointed every single time. either it's longevity, performance, noise, or the overall quality. P14 fans, hair thin plastic, rattling and motor noise from 1000-1250 RPM. Arctic MX4 above 70°C = breaks down into silicone oil soup within days. Liquid Freezer ii : low quality plastics, broken VRM Fan.
only their older products are decent. still have the old freezer 13 on a 2600K build that is basically inaudible and runs since many years without any problems.
Arctics new stuff is so cheap and bad that i just skip arctic completely when i want to buy something.
I have not had these problems you are having. I use the Standard F14 140mm 3 pin Artic fans that I've purchased 3 years ago. No issues there. The MX4 I have not seen that as well with my current rig.

That does not mean they have not gone the cheap end, especially now. But at the moment of my posting I am running 2 140mm fans @ 1175 rpm with no issues.

Now as far as the fan design being shown? Very disappointed. I have the original intel 775 socket CPU cooler with the full copper base in the center. I also have the 1/2 copper and 1/2 aluminum Center as well and finally when Intel went full aluminum. 12 years ago and gee nothing has changed except cheapness from the companies.
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#18
RidiculousOwO
"Intel's Old Style Stock Fan for New LGA1700 Alder Lake Manufactured by Arctic with Same Shape But Different Colour" lol
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#19
lexluthermiester
While I'm not a fan of these types of coolers, the fact the Arctic has made one makes me wonder how they actually perform...
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#20
Valantar
CutechriUnfortunately, all of mine made an incredibly annoying motor noise when I tested them, and I'm not the only one who experienced that issue. I have no idea if Arctic has done anything about that yet. They did say they were aware of it. My Silent Wings 3 aren't the best performers but at least they're quiet.
Yeah, I've heard of that, thankfully none of mine show even the slightest sign of that. I've got two P14s in my main PC and one P14 CO in my NAS, and while the ball bearing in that last one is pretty grindy, that's expected - my old Gentle Typhoons were no better. I have a suspicion that the P12 might be more susceptible to that issue - or maybe more people just have those - as that's what I've seen most people complain about.
GerKNGi use arctic products since over 10 years and they disappointed every single time. either it's longevity, performance, noise, or the overall quality. P14 fans, hair thin plastic, rattling and motor noise from 1000-1250 RPM. Arctic MX4 above 70°C = breaks down into silicone oil soup within days. Liquid Freezer ii : low quality plastics, broken VRM Fan.
only their older products are decent. still have the old freezer 13 on a 2600K build that is basically inaudible and runs since many years without any problems.
Arctics new stuff is so cheap and bad that i just skip arctic completely when i want to buy something.
That seems to go against most reviews of their newer air coolers (Freezer 34, 35), and ... well, the plastic in my P14s definitely isn't "hair thin". The blades are thin, true, but really rigid (any thicker and there'd likely be too much mass for a quiet motor to handle, given the blade design) and the frames are almost too chunky. I've also managed to stuff both fingers, cables, and various tools into those fans while running (the joys of SFF building!), and they've held up just fine. I'm probably lucky in avoiding the motor noise thing, but the rest of what you're saying about the P14s just doesn't seem representative of reality.
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#21
athalead

I have the CPC ARCTIC AMD AM4 ALPINE 23 CO and ARCTIC COOLING F8 PWM PST CO FAN 80MM and another low profile am4 cpu cooler which model i don't remember. I agree that the aluminum coolers and their plastic parts aren't something exceptional, but if gaming is not your main goal but websurfing, office work and other light to medium tasks, then their fans are extremely quiet and reliable comparing them to stock coolers (and not only them).

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#22
Cutechri
ValantarYeah, I've heard of that, thankfully none of mine show even the slightest sign of that. I've got two P14s in my main PC and one P14 CO in my NAS, and while the ball bearing in that last one is pretty grindy, that's expected - my old Gentle Typhoons were no better. I have a suspicion that the P12 might be more susceptible to that issue - or maybe more people just have those - as that's what I've seen most people complain about.
They were P14s, I don't use 120mm case fans
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#23
Valantar
CutechriThey were P14s, I don't use 120mm case fans
Hm, now I just feel even luckier. The only weird or annoying noises mine have ever made has been when I've managed to stick something into the fan blades :P
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#24
smiler3d
ValantarI'm guessing these are targeted at OEMs and system builders mainly - I can't imagine there is a market for these for consumers, even if they are sold at retail. Though if you're running a business building affordable gaming PCs, buying a few dozen of these is probably not the worst idea for CPUs that don't come bundled with coolers. That CO model with its ball-bearing fan seems targeted towards something like point-of-sale terminals or industrial PCs though - you don't need that type of longevity for a regular CPU cooler fan.
the CO models are good for home servers to be fair, i use them in mine
athalead

I have the CPC ARCTIC AMD AM4 ALPINE 23 CO and ARCTIC COOLING F8 PWM PST CO FAN 80MM and another low profile am4 cpu cooler which model i don't remember. I agree that the aluminum coolers and their plastic parts aren't something exceptional, but if gaming is not your main goal but websurfing, office work and other light to medium tasks, then their fans are extremely quiet and reliable comparing them to stock coolers (and not only them).

I have CO cpu cooler and some CO 120 case fans in my home server, reliable and quiet enough for the price
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#25
Valantar
smiler3dthe CO models are good for home servers to be fair, i use them in mine
True, I have a P14 CO in my NAS as well. But that's hardly a market large enough to keep a company alive on its own, but rather a tiny niche.
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