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Hardware Alpenföhn Atlas Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 12 Nov 2015.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Giant Air Coolers...relics.
     
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    Nice review. Is there a typo on the test setup page?

    "Intel Core i7-4690K overclocked to 4.4GHz (44 x 100MHz) using a vcore of 1.25V"

    i5-4690K or i7-4790K?
     
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    I looked at it and initially thought that. Then I read the first page of the review and realised it uses 92mm fans.
     
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    I'm not sure about the gap with the middle fan - it's obviously not going to be drawing much fresh air in through the gap, so I don't know why it's there. Surely it means one set of fins will be getting warm air blown through them (assuming it's blowing air onto the fins, then the order is outside fan->fins->centre fan->fins. If the outside fan is sucking, then the order is reversed, but the point stands), so that one set of fins will be less effective than the other?
     
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    Good spot, it's the i5!
     
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    It can be either order as the second fan can be installed on both outer sides. I suspect Alpenfohn would argue that the upwards angling of the fins helps to direct their airflow in different directions. You're right though. Unavoidably one stack will be warmer than the other.
     
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    Humming waterpumps... noisy. :D


    Pricewise this one compares to the Macho Rev.B, which beats it hands on and should be a lot quieter.
    The Macho 90 is closer performancewise, but a lot cheaper.
     
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