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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 16 July 2010
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ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Preview

ProlimaTech, the company behind the award-winning and record-setting Megahalems heatsink, has released a successor to the overclocking throne: the ProlimaTech Super-Mega heatsink cooler for Intel CPUs. The Megahalems was ProlimaTech's first run at CPU-cooler's, and a very successful one at that. Having already earned the Benchmark Reviews Editor's Choice Award and countless accolades from other websites, ProlimaTech has built high expectations with their follow-up products. The Super Mega is ProlimaTech's plan to remain seated comfortably at the top. In this exclusive article, Benchmark Reviews examines the ProlimaTech Super Mega and illustrates the improvements made to the original Megahalems design.

When it comes down to it, those consumers shopping for aftermarket cooling products only want one thing out of them: the very best cooling performance their money can buy. It makes perfect sense, too. Since so many products flood the market, it all comes down to price and performance. Based on this principle, Benchmark Reviews searches out the latest CPU coolers and tests them under real-world overclocked conditions. Want to know which cooling products stand-out? Watch for the ProlimaTech Super-Mega to be included in the upcoming quarterly update to our Best CPU Cooler Performance series.

The ProlimaTech Super-Mega uses a very dense array of aluminum and copper fins which are split down the middle to form two separate heatsink halves. The Super-Mega heatsink 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 new and improved proprietary mounting clip system. This mounting system, which I am pleased to report is the most effective clip mechanism I've ever used, and improves the already impressive design offered on the Megahalems and Armageddon, offers up to 70 pounds of contact pressure while completely removing the chance of processor movement or sliding.

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ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Cooler Preview

Matching the original Megahalems where it counts most, ProlimaTech has made several extremely subtle changes to the design along with a few obvious additions. For most, the new copper fins will be the most direct difference, but there's more that meets the eye. Although this article offers a preview of the product, Benchmark Reviews will publish all of the CPU cooler performance results in our upcoming ProlimaTech Super-Mega Heatsink CPU Cooler review.

ProlimaTech Super-Mega Specifications

  • Heatsink Dimension: (L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm
  • Heatsink Weight: 945.3 grams
  • Heatpipe Ø: 6mm X 6pcs
  • Accepts 120mm and 140mm cooling fans
  • Installs: Intel LGA775, LGA1156, and LGA1366

About ProlimaTech

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.



 

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# RE: ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Previewchris0101 2010-07-17 17:05
Olin, do you think that this is going to be any better than the previous Megahalem (ex: more than 1-2 degrees)?
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# Non-DisclosureOlin Coles 2010-07-17 20:05
Hello Chris:

I have already tested the Megahalems and Super Mega side by side, and now they've been sent to another reviewer for double-blind testing. Once we've completed all tests, we'll publish our results. We reserve our forecasts until all of the data comes in.
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# RE: ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Previewhalfwaythere 2010-07-17 23:59
I'm not sure I get what you're saying: the copper fins are not actually copper? If so why the drastic weight increase. Looking at your pictures that looks very much like pure copper which is in fact a lot heavier than aluminium.

The part about the anodized aluminium is something you've heard from Prolima or just your assumption?
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# RE: RE: ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink PreviewOlin Coles 2010-07-18 07:36
The product package claims the fins are copper and aluminum. And I agree that it looks like copper in these images. However, when you hold the unit up close it appears more like colored anodized aluminum. I used a blade to scrape a small portion of the fin plate, and it was silver beneath the surface.

Since the unit is being re-tested by another staff writer, I will ask him to analyze the fins and give his opinion. If they're copper, I'll correct the description.
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# RE: ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Previewhalfwaythere 2010-07-18 11:22
##prolimatech.com/products/cpu_cooler/supermega.html

Look to me you're calling them liars. :)

The hefty weight difference between it and a regular Megahalems comes either from that stainless steel top plate or the copper fins. I'm more inclined to think the 32 copper fins are responsible for that.

Anyways testing will reveal if their claims are just that or this is a better product. For relevance's sake I think you should compare it to a product tested in the same session as it and not use previous results.
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# RE: RE: ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink PreviewOlin Coles 2010-07-18 14:15
Actually, I said the copper fins appeared to be anodized aluminum. I didn't say that they were not copper.

Additionally, I've completed all of my testing... as I've already stated in the post above your own. The cooler is being re-tested (as I also pointed out) by another reviewer to confirm my own results.

So you see, I didn't call them liars and we've gone to twice the amount of work you thought was appropriate.
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