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Old April 22, 2009, 09:09 AM
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I just installed this cpu cooler last night and thought I'd share my experiences/testing.

First off, Prolimatech did a great job in the design of the mounting system, which really holds the cooler in place. Mounting was a little tricky as the instructions aren't all that great, which isn't all that unusual, but I took my time and dry fitted everything, prior to applying the MX-2.

After a little trial and error, I settled on the orientation that had the coolers fan pushing to the rear fan of my HAF. However, with the fan mounted, the cooler blocked the first ram slot, which in my case wasn't a big deal; as you can see in this photo.





I tested two fans on the Megahalems. The first was a Yate Loon D12SH-12, which does not have PWM and a Delta AFB1212SH-PWM, which the observant reader will realize does. Cutting to the chase, the Delta outperformed the Yate by 4C and since I can control the Delta's speed in my bios, it was an easy decision. I set the cpu's fan profile to Turbo in my ASUS bios. At idle the fan was running @ 1834 rpm and the noise wasn't really all that noticeable. However, under load the Delta hit 3245 rpm and you definitely could tell it was running but it wasn't like I was reaching for a set of noise cancelling headphones.

I ran the Small FFT's test in Prime95, with the following results:





This beat my Cooler Master V10 by 2C, across the board and that's with freshly applied MX-2. FYI, the reason I bought the Megahalems was because of these two reviews:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=316&Itemid=62

[H] Enthusiast - Prolimatech Megahalems LGA 775 and LGA 1366 Cooler

and the fact that I was a tad concerned about the V10's weight and what it might eventually do to my motherboard.

All and all I'm extremely satisfied with this cooler but the supply is limited and Prolimatech has yet to supply this cooler to a Canadian retailer
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Old April 22, 2009, 09:25 AM
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Old April 22, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Sexy lookin heatsink. Wonder how these coolers compare to the true/xigmatek's.
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Wow, that's a lot smaller than the V10 isn't it?
You'd think that a $150+ cooler would out perform the Prolimatech, but I guess you proved that wrong.....

I was looking at the V10 at some point too. Glad I didn't buy it! Especially now that I'm running an NZXT Rogue case!!!
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I envy your ears. I have S-FLEX fans at 1000RPM, and still hear them distinctly. At full load CPU fan at 1500RPM and case fan at 1600RPM - I can't stand it.
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I envy your ears. I have S-FLEX fans at 1000RPM, and still hear them distinctly. At full load CPU fan at 1500RPM and case fan at 1600RPM - I can't stand it.
I'm guesstimating that at idle it's well under 30 dBA but at load, it's got to be close to 40 dBA.
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expect a HWC review in the near future...it wont be the first in the que but might be the second ;)
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expect a HWC review in the near future...it wont be the first in the que but might be the second ;)
Looking forward to it! I was going to get a True, but this guy seems competitive...I'll await your review
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Old April 22, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Well....as a sneak peak....
This wee beastie has the absolute BEST mounting system I have come across. It makes the TRUE and Nocuta setups look mediocre in comparison (and I LIKE the Noctua setup!)...and destroys any pushpin mounting setup (like say the OCZ Vendetta 2). Its a bit on the complex side BUT oh so worth it. The only thing negative I have come across so far (just started testing so how knows what the future will bring ;) ) is it only comes with 2 wire fan brackets and no anti-vibration strips.
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