|Best CPU Cooler Performance Q2-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles - Testing by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 27 July 2010|
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ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink
The ProlimaTech Super Mega clearly shares the Megahalems and Mega Shadow heatsink design, and presumably, the same cooling traits. Since critical details are important, it's worth noting that the ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink, as with the previously released Megahalems and Mega Shadow CPU coolers, utilize a two-part construction for each fin plate. Of the 180 fin parts (44 inner and outer pieces per side and two top plate halves), several copper plates are stacked along the outside edges. 32 of the 88 outer fin plates are copper, and combined with nickel plating they increase the weight from 790g on the Megahalems to 945.3 grams on the Super Mega.
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. The Super Mega does not include a cooling fan, however two sets of 120/240 fan wire clips are enclosed with the accessory kit. In terms of physical heatsink differences, there have been only two: copper fin plates are positioned along the outside, and two polished nickel plates cover the top. The other change comes in the shape of a black spring-loaded screw. A pair of black 70LB 'extensive pressure' screws offer extreme surface compression between the processor and heatsink, which ProlimaTech warns against damage on every plastic bag. Standard compression silver spring-loaded screws are also included.
Based on the original ProlimaTech Megahalems model that is still available for $62 (without fans), look for the ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink to go on sale at FrozenCPU with a list price of $69.99 or more. AMD users are still relegated into paying an extra $10 for the AM2/AM2+/AM3 mounting kit. Benchmark Reviews has also published a full article on the ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink CPU Cooler.
Features and Specification