|ProlimaTech MK-13 Heat-Pipe VGA Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Steven Iglesiais-Hearst - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 26 January 2010|
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ProlimaTech MK-13 Video Card Cooler
ProlimaTech holds the crown for best CPU cooler here at Benchmark Reviews with the Megahalems. They have also surprised a lot of review websites with their PK1 thermal compound. All of these things are a massive feat for a company that was founded just 2 years ago. It comes as no surprise that ProlimaTech have now ventured into another field within the PC enthusiast market: VGA cooling. Introducing the MK-13 VGA cooler, ProlimaTech's first entry into what is a steadily growing market, Weighing in at 555g it's no baby, and has six heatpipes to transfer heat to the uniquely designed heatsink fins. The ProlimaTech MK-13 comes with nearly universal compatibility and future proofing for video cards. Many consider Thermalright to hold the crown here, but I get the feeling that ProlimaTech won't settle for second best. Join me as Benchmark Reviews examines and tests the ProlimaTech MK-13.
We are getting to a point now where some GPU's are producing more heat than CPU's, The market is awash with CPU coolers, yet there are only so many VGA coolers that actually deserve any sort of a mention. Stock VGA coolers don't usually give much head room for overclocking, and with their fan at 100% the noise can be unbearable, most will just put up with that, but the wise will buy an aftermarket cooling solution.
This is where the ProlimaTech MK-13 VGA cooler steps in. It comes without fans to let the cooling enthusiast choose their own favorite fans, and it will support a max of four 120mm fans! ProlimaTech state that in an SLI or Crossfire setup then one silent 140mm fan will cool both effectively. In this review the MK-13 VGA cooler will be tested using two Xigmatek XLF-F1253 120mm LED cooling fans and also without fans to see if its any good as a silent/passive solution.
About ProlimaTech Inc
ProlimaTech, founded in 2008 is headquartered in Taiwan, led by a team of dedicated experts with 22 years of accumulated experience in the field of computer thermal solutions. ProlimaTech stands for Professionalism exceeding beyond all Limits. We are here to challenge any limits that stand in our way to achieve what was thought to be impossible. ProlimaTech incorporates integration of the aerospace resource-saving technology and advanced heat conduction technology to create the best heat absorption and dissipation solutions while pertaining to the science of aesthetics. Our never-ending quest is to satisfy every computer overclocker's and every enthusiast's needs for high quality and performance oriented thermal solutions for their high-end computer components.