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.
there is no stock cooling provided
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.