Small ITX systems are absolutely in trend. They do not take up much space, are often nice to look at and can be quickly transported or stowed away in case of need. But the small boxes always have a big disadvantage due to the narrow construction: high temperatures or a high noise level. So if a successful manufacturer of CPU coolers and a successful manufacturer of Mini-ITX cases together develop a CPU cooler especially designed for ITX systems, then one can hope for a very good CPU cooler.
That’s what happened some time ago between Alpenföhn and the case manufacturer DAN Cases GmbH. These two companies sat down together at a drawing board and created the Alpenföhn Black Ridge. This is a low-profile cooler that is supposed to convince with its good performance and a low overall height of only 47 millimetres. If the € 47.89 can convince us with this expensive cooler, you’ll find out in this review.
|Dimensions (with fan)||140 x 47 x 120 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight (with fan)||420 g|
|Material||copper (base plate, heat pipes), anodized aluminium (fins)|
|Heatpipes||6x Ø 6 mm|
|Compatibility Intel||1150, 1151, 1155, 1156|
|Dimensions||92 x 92 x 15 mm|
|Speed||800 – 2,800 rpm|
|Volume||min. 14 dB(A), max. 37.6 dB(A)|
|Flow volume||max. 80.03 m³/h|