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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 16 July 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Preview
First Look: ProlimaTech Super Mega
Super Mega Awesome Features
Mounting Surface and Hardware

First Look: ProlimaTech Super Mega

ProlimaTech's image has been built by the success of their unique cooling products, and at the center of each new heatsink is a novel approach to packaging. ProlimaTech uses a self-securing cardboard package for the Super Mega heatsink, which offers a small window view inside and some basic specification along the side. Let's take the ProlimaTech Super Mega out of the box, and take a closer look...

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The ProlimaTech Super Mega clearly shares the Megahalems and Mega Shadow heatsink design, and presumably, the same cooling traits.

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There are 45 aluminum plates stacked and pressed together on each side of the ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink. The top fin pieces have been nickel plated and polished, and uses single-piece construction for each half.

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Identical to the previous designs, the Super Mega shares the same in-line heat-pipe layout. The nickel-plated copper base has also been reused from the Megahalems design.

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Six nickel-plated copper heat-pipe rods pass through the base, and extend to each separated halves of the cooler. All ProlimaTech heatsinks feature soldered heat-pipe rods into the base.

Please continue on as we detail the finer features in our next section...



 

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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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