Alpenfohn Black Ridge v2 CPU cooler is 47mm in height and features 6 copper heat pipes for cooling. The Black Ridge only supports Low Profile RAM with max height of 33mm. An additional 120mm fan can be mounted on top of the Black Ridge cooler, giving a max height of 62 / 72mm depending on the additional fan thickness.
|TEST BENCH||Streacom BC1T|
|MOTHERBOARD||GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link)|
|CPU||Ryzen 5 5600X (paid link)|
|CPU COOLER||Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x15 (paid link)|
|GPU||RTX 3060 Ti (paid link)|
|PSU||Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link)|
|RAM||Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB, (2x8GB), 3600MHz, C14 (paid link)|
CPU COOLER COMPARISON
The main issue we found with the Black Ridge is it doesn’t include a back plate for the mounting kit. This means the screws make direct contact with the back of the motherboard PCB. We used the the backplate included with Noctua L9a cooler to avoid potential damage to motherboard PCB.