Alpenfohn K2 Review

Up Close: Contact plate and heat pipes

Alpenfohn K2


Up Close:  Contact plate and heat pipes

The contact plate is CNC machined and has a mirror finished Nickel coating for that little bit of extra bling.  The 8x6mm heat pipes are sandwiched between the upper and lower contact plates with all joins being soldered.  There is a small gap of about 1.5mm between each pipe.  The quality of the work is good, with no evidence of solder spitting or bluing from over heating.

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The heat pipes angle progressively as their distance from the contact plate increases.  Small bends in the pipes prior to passing into the fin stack allow to them to enter vertically into the stack.  As a result the outer most pipes are angled through approx 45 degrees before entering the stack.

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Most Recent Comments

18-07-2012, 04:18:27


Top of the range dual tower heatsink from German manufacturers Alpenfohn but will K2 be a mountain or a molehill?

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18-07-2012, 08:32:25

thank you GW. yeah, it looked like a contender for the title, too bad the 4.4 test bloodied
the fight, but the nominal usage looks good. the fans are quite different with the 2-tone
feature. thanks again


07-08-2012, 06:51:38

Originally Posted by ELO View Post
some of the older coolers were tested in different cases (wich is ridiculous btw) so i would change the following text, since it's misleading:
"To provide continuity the test set up is as always "

-Best Regards
Benchmark tests were done during case changes and were always within tollerances of each other.

ie: the cases used made no difference from one to another how the heatsink performed.Quote

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