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Alpenfohn Announces K2 Twin-Tower CPU Cooler

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Alpenföhn is aiming at the performance crown under the CPU coolers with the K2. For this, Alpenföhn is employing two cooling towers and ships the unit with two, potent Wing Boost fans. The middle fan with 140 mm is intended to keep the air flow at a maximum, while the smaller 120 mm unit in front is meant to offer maximal compatibility to modern mainboards, while still providing impressive air flow. Those wanting to go even further may install a third fan in the rear of the cooler. The Alpenföhn K2 CPU cooler is available immediately at Caseking.

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LOL the base is rectangular
 

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Aye, will this even fit ontop of CPU's that are square?
yeah but only the 4 middle heat pipes will actually do something :roll:

they should have stacked the heatpipes on top of each other in the middle like Scythes new cooler design they announced
 
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whats wrong with noctuas nh-d14? this looks very similar to me... what does that say about these 'engineers'? :rolleyes:
even the price is close... i just don't get it! start inventing boys!
 
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it has w16 cooling solution :p
 
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Purrty.

I like it.
 
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Aren't the new 8-core BDs going to be rectangular? Or were those only the Opterons?
 
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Aren't the new 8-core BDs going to be rectangular? Or were those only the Opterons?
Only the opterons, fits in an am3 sized socket so has to be square.
 

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If I were a heatsink designer, I would use an expansion chamber to increase the effective area for heatpipes, and then pack in 10 or 12 pipes on top of that. Also, the fins would be electrostatic fans.

There's probably a reason I'm not employed as an HSF designer.
 

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This looks like it could be a great cooler, also with the large base it looks like it could be great for sandy bridge E, although the lack of any mention of LGA2011 support worry's me as to weather another mounting kit would be needed.

yeah but only the 4 middle heat pipes will actually do something :roll:

they should have stacked the heatpipes on top of each other in the middle like Scythes new cooler design they announced
Going by the results of previous products from scythe with stacked heat pipes that sounds like a pretty bad idea, plus having the copper base plate should mean the heat spreads well enough to the outer heat pipes that it would not matter much if heat pipes are not directly above CPU heat spreader, it's not like it's a heat pipe direct touch base.
 
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Pretty soon we'll be needing a college diploma to assemble these behemoths.
 
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Yummy!

Any idea on US eta ?
 
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Frack :eek: WTF if you need something this big to cool your uber CPU then you need to start thinking about water cooling:p
 
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Frack :eek: WTF if you need something this big to cool your uber CPU then you need to start thinking about water cooling:p
True but there is always that reliability variable with water cooling.
 
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2 coolers? hmmm...neah, to noisy.. :nutkick:
 

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2 coolers? hmmm...neah, to noisy.. :nutkick:
Huh? Noctua D14 is one of the quietest coolers out there, and it shares the same form factor as this one.
 
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Huh? Noctua D14 is one of the quietest coolers out there, and it shares the same form factor as this one.
yep, it's all about the fans themselves not the number of them
 
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True but there is always that reliability variable with water cooling.
you also get a reliability factor on fans aswell believe me I've had two on two different HIS HD5770's go poo 1st one 9 months 2nd one 6 months cheap n nasty Chinese made fans the both of them
 

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After seeing this? I want to become a Heatsink Designer... ;)

A Block of pure copper would perform better than this... :D
 
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1kg cooler, 0_o
 
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you also get a reliability factor on fans aswell believe me I've had two on two different HIS HD5770's go poo 1st one 9 months 2nd one 6 months cheap n nasty Chinese made fans the both of them
That sucks, time to buy a better brand next time.:toast:
 
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That sucks, time to buy a better brand next time.:toast:
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problem there is (though I do agree with you) cost it's usually around $20~30 more for the same tech remember the HD5770's that all came out with the stupid egg shaped cooler and just about every manufacturer had one in it's range well they all used the same fan (unless there were different versions of the fan that look the same but were better)