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| Author: AkG |
Date: June 10, 2010
Product Name: Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler
Prolimatech Armageddon 140mm CPU Cooler Review
When Prolimatech burst on to the scene with their innovative Megahalems cooler we were extremely impressed to say the least by their first foray into this cut throat niche. The same cannot be said for their “Mega Shadow” since it was nothing more than a Megahalems with a fancy paint job and support for 1156 systems but it still performed up to our expectations. This time around Prolimatech has something which is sure to catch many people’s eyes: a standard tower-style heatsink that is able to mount not one but two 140mm fans and can be installed in no time at all. It’s called the Armageddon and it is aimed at a crowd that wants high performance but don’t want loud fans intruding on their peace and quiet.
Usually the ability to mount large fans and ease of installation don’t normally go hand in hand but Prolimatech designed this heatsink much in the way city planners look at skyscrapers. They figured that current products were getting too bulky and instead of building outwards, the built upwards. As a result, the Armageddon makes use of a thin yet excessively tall fin array in order to minimize compatibility issues with surrounding components. Pushing the limits of height does have its drawbacks though since there is a possibility of incompatibility some cases but we will be investigating this later on in this review.
Since the Armageddon is a relatively new cooler, finding one in Canada is going to be as tough as it was to find the Mega Shadow or Megahalems. What we can tell you is that it is has been seen at U.S. e-tailers for as little as $67. This is certainly less that the Mega Shadow’s or Megahalems’ original asking price was, but it’s still on the edge of the high priced “enthusiast” spectrum. Obviously there are a lot of expectations riding on this cooler and we’re about to see how it stacks up against some formidable competition.