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The Alpenföhn Olymp is an oversized asymmetric twin-tower cooler made of aluminum with a nickel-plated copper base as well as six U-shaped 6-mm nickel-plated heat-pipes. The heatsink is 165x151x150mm in size and weighs 1.2 kilograms (without fans); it requires a special mounting mechanism with custom retention plates and will not fit into many small form-factor PC cases (especially with fans installed). The sides of the fins of the heatsink are slightly bent in order to make the most of their surface area and to optimize airflow.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/10004/a-alpenfhn-unveils-olymp-a-giant-air-cooler-rated-for-340w-tdp

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1.2KG Is pretty massive but doesn't come close to the 1.9KG all copper 120 TRUE. I had that thing and every time I cleaned it I was scared it would fall off, breaking a chunk of my board with it.

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Alpenföhn rates its fans for 280 thousand hours MTTF (mean time till failure), or about 32 years of 24/7 operation.
Talk about over-engineering.
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post #4 of 81
Does look pretty nice to be honest.
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Nice heatsink, but gotta love how the manufacturers advertize cooling capacity without specifying the thermal resistance or temperature delta biggrin.gif




This heatsink (45x45x24.5mm) is able to handle > 570W of heat @ 200LFM...
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With 627°C delta-T biggrin.gif

TR 1.1°C/W @ 200LFM
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Nice heatsink, but gotta love how the manufacturers advertize cooling capacity without specifying the thermal resistance or temperature delta biggrin.gif




This heatsink (45x45x24.5mm) is able to handle > 570W of heat @ 200LFM...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
With 627°C delta-T biggrin.gif

TR 1.1°C/W @ 200LFM

Well, I think the idea is that it can handle 260w load while keeping a CPU within operating spec in either a standard temperature room, or a room with a normal interior temperature, which are not that far apart. Since this is a consumer grade product with a very specific application, these metrics really aren't needed.
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1.2 KG, good luck motherboard you will need it biggrin.gif
    
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Seeing that the NH D15 is 1.3kg, this wouldn't be a problem.

Right?
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Wrong kind of fan, it'll only do about 210 before the pipes vapor lock
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1.2 KG, good luck motherboard you will need it biggrin.gif
If you mount a big air cooler correctly, it's not a problem. I've been doing it for years and never once harmed a motherboard.

But the 340W TDP? I'm calling BS on that. I don't think that thing could legitimately handle 340W even if it was made out of solid silver.
     
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