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Prolimatech Intros MK-26 Black Series GPU Heatsink

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  1. btarunr

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    Prolimatech introduced the Black Series variant of its MK-26 GPU heatsink that went on sale last September. The variant features matte black anodized aluminum fins, while retaining the chrome finished nickel-plated copper heat pipes that produce a nice contrast. Designed to handle thermal loads as high as 320W, the MK-26 is a dual aluminum fin-stack heatsink, which uses six heat pipes to convey heat from a nickel-plated copper block. A pair of 140 mm fans (not included) can be attached to the heatsink. individual heatsinks for memory and VRM components are included; as are thermal pads and a tube of TIM. Prolimatech updated the GPU compatibility list of the MK-26 to include the recently launched GeForce GTX TITAN. The company did not release pricing or availability details.

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    Looks massive, but cool...
     
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    I am actually more interested in the fans. I remember when they had the announcement on tpu but had not specs beyond 140mm. I wonder how they would be on a slim lower fpi rad.
     
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    It looks like its gonna cover 4 slots and it's gonna be heavy with 2 fans installed. It would be good for single card users. :)
     
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    After seeing the wonders arctic cooling options do I'm not very confident in tightly packed fin designs. I think it's just going to impede the airflow too much and you're going to get bad vrm temps. Certainly looks nice enough to go on a Titan though.
     
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    The aftermarket GPU cooling market should die already. When today for a reference price you get amazing coolers such as Windforce, Twinfrozr, DirectCUII and such.

    Aftermarket coolers for GPUs belong to the era where most of GPUs came with the reference design and advanced cooled GPUs were too expensive. No longer.
     
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    Sometimes when your GPU's cooler dies for some reason (dead unremovable fan etc etc) it helps to have an alternative you can buy easily.
     
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    What an ignorant thing to say.


    Just because YOU don't need aftermarket coolers, doesn't mean everyone else doesn't.
     
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    that thing looks cool...

    needs some kind of massive equally cool shroud tho...
     
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    When was the last time you tried an after market cooler? Everything you listed sucks ass compared to an AC cooler. Even the mono can give loads temps in the 50s in dead silence. Makes water cooling seem pointless.
     
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    Of course they need it, becuase those Windforce\DirectCUII\TwinFrozr tend to get so hot! and overclocking them will make them even hotter, concidering the amazing flexability NVIDIA gives these days to voltage changes (they lock the poor keplars up to 1.175V) on those monstrious consumers like the GTX680 or GTX670.

    So, you should pay the same money for a reference designed card. Waste more money on an after marker triple slot cooler, void your warranty, risk damaging the card and enjoy the same experience.

    Get over it, GPU aftermarket coolers are a dead horse. Whether you like it or not.


    I just did actually, the AC Extreme III why thank you for asking. The results were better than an advanced cool GPU that came with its cooler from the factory. So with the HD7870 DUALX, overclocked to the max (about extra 60W at load), temps were around 60C under load (against stock 64C) with the same noise level. -warranty -space -any headroom for more overclocking. Pointless.

    BTW thanks for letting me prove my point.
     
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    If that doesn't warp your card than I don't know what would.
     
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    Like to try one of these with the MK-13 fan mount..
     
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    Thank you for giving me a reason to register on this forum.

    We get it, you don't like aftermarker coolers. You unfortunately do not speak for all computer enthusiasts. Some people may like aftermarket coolers for the same reason they don't like buying pre-built computers in general. Some people may have bought a card with a reference nvidia cooler and decided that it is too loud or hot. While the gains they get from an aftermarket cooler may not outweigh the cons to you, it may be worth it to some people.
     
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    In an age where advanced cooled GPUs cost the same/almost the same as referenced cooled ones, You have to be really not that smart to chose the reference one in the first place.
     
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    Funny thing is that my HIS HD9750 IceQ Turbo went down 20*C when overclocked from use of the original MK-26. So much for how awesome advanced cooled GPUs are;) While not amazing, it does leave more headroom if the chip isn't maxed, and its much more silent than my stock solution.
     
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    Sure, some advanced cooled cards aren't that good. It's good we have the ability to choose a brand though, eh.
     
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    but 20*C and silence is nothing to scoff at imho.
     
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    My artic accellero dropped my sapphire dual x 7970 18c while overclocked.
     
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    Does it come with a remote control? The worlds first flying dedicated GPU!
     
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    Did you forget to tighten the screws or something? When I put a X3 on a 670 (yeah that looked funny) it's load was 47c, dead silent.
     
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    You ignored the fact that reference boards usually use the best components, only a few select very expensive non reference models have higher standards. Most non-ref boards use cheap parts, some are borderline crap or just plain crap, with a nice cooler.
     
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    Not all aftermarket cooled cards are not reference. I bought my saphrire 7970 that had dual x because it was reference.
     
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    I tend to buy my graphics cards used for about £40 (including my current 460). I have a couple of aftermarket coolers that are both totally silent on a 200W card and between them will fit any GPU.
     

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