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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU Cooler Heatsink
ProlimaTech Armageddon Heatsink
CPU-Cooler Preparations
Heatsink Test Methodology
Intel 980X: High-Output Fan
Enthusiast Fan Comparison
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Armageddon Heatsink Conclusion

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.

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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.

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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.

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Features and Specification

  • Name: ProlimaTech Armageddon
  • Size (LxWxH): 144x60x160mm
  • Weight: 1.65 LBS (750 Grams)
  • Heatpipes: 6x 6mm Sintered
  • Fan Placement: Supports 2x 140mm
  • Application: Intel LGA775/1156/1366 (AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 Optional)
  • Clip System: Bolt-Through with Back-Plate
  • Mounting Pressure: Extremely High
  • Base: Polished C1100 Nickel Plated Copper
  • MSRP: Check Prices

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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.

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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.



 

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# PaulyPaul Letteri 2010-03-19 01:59
In your reviews especially with the new Armegeeden cpu cooler I need to know if the height from where it is mounted .Will it clear my
tall denominated style memory ? this is a Big problem for many
thank you Paul.
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# Heatsink clearanceOlin Coles 2010-04-02 13:34
Hello Paul:
It's not possible to include this information in every article, because every system is different and memory comes in many different sizes. I can tell you that if you mount this heatsink so it blows air towards the back of the case, you won't come close to the memory.
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# Are Fan/s requiredTmemphis 2012-05-06 15:13
Some of the reviews show this without fans mounted. Does this require fans if you are going to run a 2011 LGA CPU at stock speed and not overclock?

I have a Home server Windows 7 in a smail case under my TV. I purchased a ASRock Gen4 X79 and an i7-3920 only to find no fan. Crazy!

I have little idea of these Coolers and their issues with Ram fitting in (or not fitting) and case size seem to be an issue not to mention height. I'm confused on what get. The intel cooler/fan you can buy seperate ($32) runs very hot for a standard and would cook the system in summer. What a mess intel have created.

On the bright side you seem to have the best cooler and I'm glad i found you guys. I wish it was more simple thou. Thank you
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# RE: ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU Cooler HeatsinkDavid Ramsey 2012-05-06 15:31
An X79 system seems like huge overkill for a home server, but that's what you have, so...

The Armageddon is a very tall cooler and I suspect you'd have problems fitting it in a small HTPC case. Also, these cases are designed for low-power components and typically do not have the airflow of a larger desktop case, so unless there's a fan pointed right at the heat sink I think running it without a fan would be a bad idea. Even a very low CFM fan is much better.

Note that this review dates from more than two years ago, long before the X79/LGA2011 systems were introduced. The Armageddon does not come with the mounting hardware for an LGA2011 socket; you'd have to buy that separately.
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