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Alpenföhn Ben Nevis Advanced RGB Black Edition Review: A CPU Cooler with a Light Coming On!

Assembly & Power

Mounting the CPU cooler is very easy with a simple screw system. Depending on whether the installation is to be carried out on an Intel socket (1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011 / 2011-v3) or an AMD socket (AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / AM4 / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+), the corresponding mounting system is used. Installation takes less than 30 minutes and is child’s play thanks to the four screws. The enclosed heat conducting paste is sufficient for one application and should be applied according to the instructions in the manual.

The cooling capacity is specified with a TDP of 150 watts, which is achieved by the cooling tower and the 130 mm fan with hydraulic bearing. Depending on the CPU temperature, the speed of the fan connected via the 4-pin PWM connector varies between 500 – 1,500 rpm. A maximum airflow of 95.4 m³/h is achieved, while the maximum volume is 26 dB.

Illumination

Without a doubt, a special feature of this new version is the now integrated RGB LED illumination of the fan, which can be used either with the RGB header of the mainboard or with the included controller (requires Molex power plug). When using the RGB header, ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light, Gigabyte RGB Fusion and ASRock RGB LED are supported.

Once set up and connected, the fan offers numerous lighting modes. In addition to brightness and speed, effects such as “blinking” and “smooth transition” with static colors or color changes can also be selected. A completely static lighting in the colour of your choice is of course also possible. When installing the RGB cable, however, you should urgently follow the instructions to avoid incorrect installation. If errors occur here, the motherboard can actually suffer damage.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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