9. Prolimatech Super Mega
2. Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
3. Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 rev 2
4. Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme Rev 2
5. Arctic Cooling Freezer LP 11
6. Glacialtech Alaska
7. Glacialtech Igloo 5751
8. Glacialtech Siberia
9. Prolimatech Super Mega
10. Scythe Ninja 3
11. Scythe Rasetsu
12. Thermaltake Jing
13. Titan Fenrir Evo
14. How we test
ProlimaTech, the company behind the award-winning Megahalems heatsink, has released the ProlimaTech Super-Mega heatsink for Intel CPUs. The device comes with not any fan installed and uses a dense array of aluminum and copper fins which are split down the middle to form two separate heatsink halves. Six heat-pipe rods span to each side and offer twelve total cooling ends:
- Copper and Aluminum Hybrid for best heat collection and dissipation ratio.
- Copper fins are strategically positioned for better heat dissipation.
- Top fin made of scratch-resistant stainless steel to preserve shine.
- Minimal air resistance between fins allowing best balance between noise and performance for fans in the range of 800-1200RPM. For all out performance, fan RPM at 1600 or above is recommended.
- Vertically adjustable 120/140 mm universal fan clips redesigned for better installation compatibility.
- The Black screws are included to provide extra pressure for better contact with CPU and heatsink.
- Retail package
The Prolimatech Super Mega is packaged in an elegant white box with a gold logo and the words "Prolimatech" in the top left corner, and "Super Mega" across the top. The box includes all the mounting hardware, thermal paste, and the instruction manual.
The Prolimatech Super Mega a huge . Even with no fans, it tips the scales at almost two and a half pounds. The fins on this cooler are quite thick, definitely attributing to the weight of the Super Mega, but will allow for more heat to be stored in the cooler before backing up into the processor. The side profile shows that the cooler is relatively thin, but it makes up for it with its height and six 6mm heatpipes. However, once two 120mm or 140mm fans are added, it turns into a massive cooler in all directions
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.
The base of the Super Mega is incredibly flat and perfectly-finished, without any imperfection:
In case you are not familiar with Prolimatech's coolers, you'd better read the manual before installing it on your Intel system. The procedure is not any difficult but there are some steps you should follow. The first step is to stick the rubber piece onto the backplate and use the four thumbscrews and "rivets" that pop into and secure the backplate. The thumbscrews are hand-tightened to snug, and then the two aluminum strip adapters attach to the top of the thumbscrews with the supplied nuts.
These are also hand-tightened to snug, which then have the main crossbar screwed in, holding the heatsink in position. There are two "barbs" sticking out of the bottom of this crossbar that fit into the top of the base, which ensures that the heatsink is in the correct position relative to the socket. The screws used to attach the crossbar are spring loaded.
Here is how your motherboard may look like with the ProlimaTech Super-Mega heatsink installed. For our tests, we also installed a Noctua NF-P12 fan (120mm).