Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

 Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review  

 

Introduction

A few weeks ago we made the move to socket 2011, and having undertaken a group test of some of the more popular all in one water cooling solutions on the market we figured it was aout time we tried out a few traditional air coolers on the toasty socket 2011 chip. If you've had a gander through the water cooler round up you'll already know that the test rig we use for the air coolers is identical to that of the water cooling, so as to reproduce the exact same testing conditions. And boy are those conditions testing. With a period of no less than 45 minutes per setting, and for a cooler able to cope with the truly incinerating temps of the 4.6Ghz overclock, and perhaps with a fan speed reduction cable, that can mean up to 6 hours of testing for a single cooler. Yes, 6 hours of testing per cooler. We do this because you need to know, we do this so you don't have to, but most of all, we do this for love.

So what we have lined up for you today is a little "Friendly" between two of Germany's more well known CPU cooler Manufacturers. In the Red corner we have Prolimatech, a well established firm with some notable sucessess to their name. In the Blue corner, relative new comers Alpenfohn. Hard to pronounce and even harder to spell, but let's not underestimate them. With each manufacturer pitching a twin tower and a single tower into the arena it's time to see how they measure up.

Technical Specification

Where would we be without the numbers? If you're a geek, and we know you are, it's top trumps time chaps so get your pad and pens out and get this lot down.

  

Alpenfohn K2

A truly huge cooler, sporting a 120mm and 140mm fans, it's 8x6mm heat pipes and huge contact plate should be enough to spirit that heat away from the CPU.

Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review

NameAlpenfohn K2
TypeTwin Stack Twin fan
Cost£59.99
Dimensions146x154x160
Weight (gr)1050 (without fans)
Heat pipes8 x 6mm
Fans

1x140mm @ 1100rpm

1x120mm @ 1500rpm

 

 

 

Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure

A classic Single tower design, with aluminium fins fed from a copper contact plate via 6 heatpipes the Matterhorn has some interesting fin designs which hope to enable it to maintain heat exchange even at low fan speeds.

Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review

NameAlpenfohn K2
TypeSingle Stack, Single Fan
Cost£29.99
Dimensions138x123x158
Weight (gr)657
Heat pipes6 x 6mm
Fans1x120mm @ 500-1500rpm

 

  

Prolimatech Genesis

A twin stack design, but not in the classic sense. With one of the towers angled over through 90 digress the genesis not only provides CPU cooling but also benefits your RAM, Mosfet, Northbridge and VRMs.

Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review

NameProlimatech Genesis
TypeTwin Stack Twin fan
Cost£59.99
Dimensions146x216x160
Weight (gr)800 (withot fans)
Heat pipes6 x 6mm
Fans

2x140mm (Not included)

Or

2x120mm (Not included)

 

 

Prolimatech Megahalem Black

It's "Back in Black". The well regarded Megahalem with a single tower and 6x6mm heatpipes has changed its clothes and is ready to do battle.

Alpenfohn Vs Prolimatech Air cooler Review

NameProlimatech Megahalem Black
TypeSingle Stack Single/Twin fan (optional)
Cost£49.99 (fans not included)
Dimensions130x74x158 (without fans)
Weight (gr)790 (without fans)
Heat pipes6 x 6mm
Fans2x120mm (Not included)

 

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Most Recent Comments

01-03-2013, 06:39:16

tinytomlogan
Having moved to socket 2011 and seen the round up of some great all in one water cooling system we figured it was about time we got some air coolers on the chart, and what better way to kick things off than to have a little friendly competition between to well known brands


http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...052153727l.jpg


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01-03-2013, 06:41:09

Etlar
Sounds good, after my head

01-03-2013, 07:38:20

Lystfiskern
Forgot to include the Swiftech H220 results?

01-03-2013, 09:12:01

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lystfiskern View Post
Forgot to include the Swiftech H220 results?
No he didnt, this was ready at the same time as the swifty, they will all be in future reviews.
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