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Old May 19, 2009, 10:04 AM
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i see but i have the simple solution in my mind...

- similar to this bracket construction except
- wider... 30mm?
- bar is not exactly flat... curve a bit...
- better pressure bolts

it would be better and high pressure than normal... i hope it wont break mobo >_>;
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Call me crazy but I am pretty convinced that this heatsink is manufacturered in the same place ThermalRight heatsink's are.

BTW Excellent review AKG.

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Prolimatech is made up of quite a few former Thermalright engineers.
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Old May 19, 2009, 04:29 PM
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Looking forward to getting this in Canada. I have seen it at FrozenCPU, and they also sell additional retention clips for the fans.
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Where in the world did they come up with those names - company and product...
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Great review, AkG. Definitely looks like a winner.

And couldn't agree more 3.0.. what a crazy name!
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Prolimatech is made up of quite a few former Thermalright engineers.
And we have the nerve to be surprised when they leave out an extra pair of fan mounting clips...

Interesting review. I don't think I'd come across the theory that the gap in the fins actually improved performance - I was under the impression that the design just made it easier/cheaper to manufacture, and the missing material was furthest from the heatpipes, so it didn't make much difference.
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As for your questions,
- I used it on two different GByte mobos and never once noticed it touching any caps. There wasn't a lot of clearance but I never felt the need to get out the old electrical tape and tape the bottom of em either.

- I used the photos of the N/S orientation vs E/W orientation as that is the worst case scenario when it comes to mobo/ram compatibility. This wee beastie is much wider than it is deep and the ram really was only in danger w/ N/S orientation.
So therefore, the bracket does clear the caps in an east west orientation? It just seemed to me (from the pictures) that the caps which the bracket would sit above when in east west orientation are too high for the retention system to clear. It looks like it barely clears the smaller and shorter caps when in north south orientation.

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Prolimatech is made up of quite a few former Thermalright engineers.
Very interesting! It is not so suprising how well this cooler does then!

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Here's a HD video of the cooler installation:

YouTube - Eiskaltmacher.de - Prolimatech Megahalems

It makes installation look like a piece of cake.
I say this because I have a Tuniq Tower 120 which is a complete pain in the neck to install.

For those waiting for it to come to Canada I recommend ordering it from the US if you can pay ~$CDN86 all in. Here's a link to one of the vendors that charges $US14.XX for shipping to Canada and $US59.99 for the item itself.

Prolimatech Megahalem for Intel Socket 775 /1366 Products Model: MEGAHALEM [MEGAHALEM] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Oh finally some(minor) cons that the review kinda missed at the end.
1. No AMD support
2. No anti-vibration support
3. No retailer in Canada sells this cooler at the time of writing.
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