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Alpenföhn Brocken 3 Revisited – worth a buy today?

Rating: 8.0.

With new and updated versions of popular air coolers being released, you do start to see older options lowering in price or being available with a large discount. The Alpenföhn Brocken 3 is a perfect case in point – despite launching last year, it is currently available for £42.95 and boasts 100% RAM compatibility, as well as low noise levels. On the surface, it seems like a pretty good deal if you are looking for a new cooler today.

With older coolers comes the potential for newer socket incompatibility, or lack of support for more power hungry CPUs so a recent option may be the safer bet, but testing will show whether the Alpenföhn Brocken 3 is a bargain or just a little bit dated.

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  • Model: Brocken 3
  • Heat Sink Material: 5 Heat Pipes  / Aluminum Fins
  • Fan Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 25 mm
  • Fan Speed: 400 – 1050 RPM (PWM)
  • Fan Air Flow: 60.62 CFM
  • Fan Noise Level: 22 dBA
  • Fan Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
  • Intel socket compatibility: Intel LGA 2011, 2011-v3, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1150, 1366, 775
  • AMD socket compatibility: AMD AM4 AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM1
  • Heat Sink Weight:  850g (inc fan)
  • Heat Sink Dimensions (LxWxH) : 146 x 125 x 165 mm

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