Third party CPU coolers tend to be aimed towards the overclocker, offering better cooling at the price of size and noise.  That is why some of the top end coolers weigh about 1kg and can be heard clearly over a vacuum cleaner.  The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro CPU is for a different breed of users.  It offers the same cooling performance as the stock AMD heatsink but does so much more quietly.  If that is the type of system builder that you are, drop by Hardware Secrets to see it in action.

“Today we are going to test Alpine 64 Pro, a low-cost CPU cooler for AMD processors from Arctic Cooling. This cooler features a traditional design, with a 92-mm fan and no heatpipes. But how about its performance? Let’s check it out!”

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