|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 12 March 2010|
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ProlimaTech Armageddon Heatsink
When enthusiasts hear the name ProlimaTech they immediately think of their award-winning Megahalems heatsink series, which now includes Megahalems Revision-B and the dark-tinted MegaShadow CPU coolers.
ProlimaTech has proven themselves to be the name to beat in aftermarket cooling products, and all of their heatsinks utilize the industry's very best bolt-through mounting clip system.
Twisting their previous designs to include both dark-tint finish and six 6mm heatpipe rods, the ProlimaTech Armageddon heatsink accepts dual 140/120mm cooling fans and offers excellent cooling potential.
Features and Specification
All twelve heatpipe ends are separated and given full contact with passing airflow. In all of our tests, the ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU-cooler performed much better when the heatsink was positioned horizontally with fans exhausting heated air directly towards the top of the computer case. Vertical heatsink orientation still provides good results, but internal heat-pipe liquid must overcome more travel against gravity.
Much like their Megahalems heatsink series, the ProlimaTech Armageddon is Intel-only. However, a separate $10 AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 mounting kit will expand compatibility to Athlon and Phenom processors.
While the ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU cooler does not come with any fans, there are enough retaining clips to support two units. Also included with the Armageddon heatsink is a full-size application syringe of Prolimatech PK-1 thermal paste, which earned high ratings in our 80-Way Thermal Paste Review article.