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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU Heatsink review

5. Final words

The Armageddon measures up to its predecessor, the Prolimatech Megahalems, offering a great performance for the LGA 1366 platform.

The cooler handled the hot Core i7 with ease, coming near the top of the heatsink pack and posting very impressive cooling results.At stock CPU speed, the Armageddon was among the best performing coolers we have tested so far, while it fell back a little bit when the CPU was highly overclocked. Here, the Armageddon gave the same performance with the single fan Megahalems and it couldn't quite match the dual-fan setup of its sibling. Compared with other coolers, the Armageddon is more compact in volume allowing for easier installation of dual 140mm fans (as it is suggested by Prolimatech). As a result, its compatibility with numerous motherboards is better. Despite its low volume, the Armageddon performed closely to other heavyweights such as the Noctua NH-D14. However, in order to enjoy the cooling efficiency of the Armageddon you should spend some extra money on buying two 140mm or even 120mm fans, which are not included in the retail package. This puts the Armageddon in for a very tough fight in the premium CPU heatsink market.

The Armageddon is certainly a very sleek and very capable heatsink. There is no question that if you happen to have a couple high-output 140mm fans laying around, the Armageddon should be your choice. On the other hand, the competition is very hard in the category and if your budget is low, you may need to look at other solutions - possibly larger in size in order to enjoy a comparable performance.

The Armageddon remains a quality piece of hardware that will lower your cpu's temperatures with style. :-)

Retail package
Design
Motherboard compatibility
Installation time
Copper Base quality

 

Pros:

+ Great retail package
+ Compact volume
+ Support for two 140mm rotating fans
+ Unique clips for securing the fans
+ Very Good performance either with stock/overclocked processor

Cons:

- High price (~$70)
- Fans are not included.
- Works only with Intel system, AMD clips cost more!




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