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Arctic Releases Cheap Socket LGA2011 CPU Cooler

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.

  • zooted
    A $15 cooler for LGA 2011. This is going to fly off the shelves!
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  • anort3
    Yep. Not seeing much demand for this one.
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  • TheBigTroll
    this is more for server people or x79 workstations that arent going to be overclocked
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  • timaishu
    I don't see how this would be an upgrade over stock cooling.
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  • TheBigTroll
    10819506 said:
    I don't see how this would be an upgrade over stock cooling.

    there is no stock cooling provided
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  • colinstu
    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
    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
    hmm if im spending $500+ on a cpu, i would at least invest $30 for a better cooler
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  • Pinhedd
    This is quite possibly the worst idea that I have seen today
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  • christop
    A 14 cooler cooler for a 600 dollar chip...:)
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