|Best CPU Cooler Performance: Intel Q3-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 17 November 2010|
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Prolimatech Megahalems Heatsink
What happens when the best engineers from Thermalright decide that it's time to leave a stagnant company who refuses their ideas? They gather their intellect and begin Prolimatech. Unlike other companies that have formed from the intellect of another, Prolimatech didn't decide to leave their former home and release a mainstream product. The Prolimatech Megahalems offers everything former projects (like the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme) featured, but then adds new engineering where there were improvements needed.
Very recently Benchmark Reviews tested the ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink directly against the original Megahalems model. In that review, which used the results from two independent tests, the Super Mega trailed behind the Megahalems and reinforced our decision to continue using the original version for future projects.
The Prolimatech Megahalems uses a very dense array of aluminum fins which are split down the middle to form two separate heatsink halves. The Megahalems is comprised of six heat-pipe rods, which span to each side and offer twelve total cooling ends. The nickel-plated copper base secures firmly to the CPU with a proprietary mounting clip system. This mounting system, which I am pleased to report is the most effective clip mechanism I've ever used, offers tremendous contact pressure while completely removing the chance of processor movement or sliding. AMD users must pay an extra $10 for the AM2/AM2+/AM3 mounting kit.
Aside from a very impressive alloy mounting system, each outer fin plate has been shaped to accept a wire fan frame so that up to two 120mm or 140mm fans may be attached. While the fins are no wider than a 120mm fan, the attachments will secure larger fans to the heatsink. Benchmark Reviews has tested the Prolimatech Megahalems with a single Yate Loon high-output fan and two silent Noctua Fans, and it always performs at the top of our results. The ProlimaTech Megahalems revision B is available for $62 without cooling fan at FrozenCPU and NewEgg.