The Alpenföhn Matterhorn PURE is a high performance cooler which costs around half the price of the leading, flagship coolers from Thermaltake, Phanteks and Noctua. If you aren’t willing to spend more than £30 on a cooler, then the Matterhorn PURE is certainly worth being shortlisted.
Overall we are left with positive impressions of the Matterhorn PURE. We certainly have no concerns with Alpenföhns build quality, the product is engineered to a very high standard.
They are using quality copper heat pipes and an innovative trapezoid shaped fin array which increases the surface area of the tower.
The cooling performance of the Matterhorn PURE proved to be impressive for a cooler of its size, barely being challenged by the overclock of the i5 2500k. Our results indicate that there is plenty of headroom left to deal with hotter running processors, and higher overclock/voltage settings.
For £30 it delivers a lot of performance, although we think it would benefit from the addition of an extra fan. Alphenfohn don’t supply an extra fan option, or even the fan mount clips which would be needed to get things up and running.
Obviously they are working to a strict budget, but it would be great if they released a ‘Deluxe’ version with extra fan and clips, for £5 more.
Overclockers are stocking this cooler right now for £30.98 inc vat. At this price it really is difficult to ignore.
- Very quiet.
- Easy to install.
- Solid engineering.
- Only 1 fan and 1 set of fan clips provided.
- Not suitable for non-low profile memory.
Kitguru says: A high value for money cooler which performs well.