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Arctic Releases Cheap Socket LGA2011 CPU Cooler

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Arctic announces a new CPU cooler, which will only fit on the LGA 2011 socket.

Arctic has announced the arrival of a new CPU cooler, the Alpine 20 Plus. The cooler is only compatible with the LGA 2011 socket, but works for both desktop versions of the Intel Core i7 as well as the Xeon CPUs that drop into the LGA 2011 socket.

The cooler itself is made from an aluminum block, which has a number of aluminum fins through which air is pushed by a 92 mm fan. The fan has a rotational speed that can vary from 600 RPM all the way up to 2200 RPM and is PWM controlled. The cooler weighs 440 grams and measures 99 x 95 x 80 mm.

Arctic's Alpine 20 Plus cooler has an MSRP of $14.50 and should already be available at select retail stores. The unit also comes with a six year manufacturer warranty period.

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    TheBigTroll , May 16, 2013 7:14 PM
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    I don't see how this would be an upgrade over stock cooling.


    there is no stock cooling provided
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    zooted , May 16, 2013 6:21 PM
    A $15 cooler for LGA 2011. This is going to fly off the shelves!
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    anort3 , May 16, 2013 6:46 PM
    Yep. Not seeing much demand for this one.
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    TheBigTroll , May 16, 2013 6:47 PM
    this is more for server people or x79 workstations that arent going to be overclocked
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    timaishu , May 16, 2013 7:08 PM
    I don't see how this would be an upgrade over stock cooling.
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    TheBigTroll , May 16, 2013 7:14 PM
    Quote:
    I don't see how this would be an upgrade over stock cooling.


    there is no stock cooling provided
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    colinstu , May 16, 2013 7:25 PM
    Cheapest X79 board on newegg is $175 after rebate, and the i7-3820 is $280 after $20 promo code which is $10 cheaper than the i7-3770 which is 200MHz slower, has less cache, among other things.
    Sure there are cheaper LGA1155 boards, but X79 isn't the complete rip that people make it out to be.
    I'm sure this cooler will be of use to those who don't want to OC but either want 64GB of ram, the massive amount of PCIe channels (these don't have to be for only video cards...), the faster stock clocks, etc/mixture of these.
    And like someone else mentioned... the LGA2011 xeons.
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    slomo4sho , May 16, 2013 8:10 PM
    This is brilliant. Spend $500-1000 on a CPU then another $200+ on the motherboard and skimp on a cooler.
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    Azn Cracker , May 16, 2013 10:12 PM
    hmm if im spending $500+ on a cpu, i would at least invest $30 for a better cooler
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    Pinhedd , May 16, 2013 10:58 PM
    This is quite possibly the worst idea that I have seen today
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    christop , May 17, 2013 4:21 AM
    A 14 cooler cooler for a 600 dollar chip...:) 
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    trader6180 , May 17, 2013 4:45 AM
    600$ ?? I want to use these babies on a dual e5-2687w setup. That's $2000 per CPU. I'll bet they're lining up to buy. And LGA 2011 has its place, it ain't all about gaming you know. Trading uses massive data, and I have a 3770k/16g 1866/dual 7770/Maximus V rig where one major program would freeze and fail to display for seconds to minutes on data spikes like news reports. The extra PCIe lanes and quad memory of LGA 2011 solved the bottleneck. Again, gaming is major but not all there is.
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    santiagoanders , May 17, 2013 6:33 AM
    You people are just as retarded as people who say, "I bought a $2000 TV, so I'm not going to skimp on the HDMI cable. $50 Monster cables for me!" If the product is adequate for the task then that is all that is required and there is no reason to spend more.
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    spentshells , May 17, 2013 6:44 AM
    Not sure what everyone is all up in arms about,
    it's a good cooler it's quiet as could be expected from any cooler
    Sounds like it would be for workstations which is where 90% of these systems go.
    Great item for power users who require the stability of a machine that is not overclocked
    I have a alpine 11 on my 3220 it is completely inaudible
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    shadowfamicom , May 17, 2013 6:57 AM
    I built my 2011 rig with an MSI Big Bang II board last year, really happy with it and love that is has support for 128gb of RAM (when they get to releasing 16gb DDR3) loving using RAMdisks for some of the stuff I do.
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    g-unit1111 , May 17, 2013 12:57 PM
    No way in hell would I trust a $560 CPU to a $15 cooler, thanks.
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    TheBigTroll , May 17, 2013 5:36 PM
    the intel reference cooler is even worse. just saying
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    aznkaz , May 17, 2013 10:23 PM
    This might actually be useful because of it's size. I just did a dual Xeon build with a ATX board. I had a hard time finding coolers that fix because the sockets were so close together. Not a lot of choices for 2011 coolers.
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    g-unit1111 , May 17, 2013 10:52 PM
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    This might actually be useful because of it's size. I just did a dual Xeon build with a ATX board. I had a hard time finding coolers that fix because the sockets were so close together. Not a lot of choices for 2011 coolers.


    If I were doing a rig like that there'd be no option except for a full liquid loop. Something like a Swiftech Edge that accommodates for dual CPUs would be the only thing I'd use.