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Prolimatech Makes Armageddon CPU Cooler Official

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  1. btarunr

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    Spotted on several occasions prior to its launch, the Prolimatech Armageddon CPU cooler was finally announced to markets. The Armageddon is a retake on the tower-design CPU heatsink design. While essentially it's the same as most heatsinks in its league, what's new about its design is that the heat pipes that pass through the base contact the aluminum fins throughout their lengths (typically the pipes pass through the fins at their ends). Also, there are two blocks of aluminum fins, to which the heat pipes add turbulence. The two blocks are topped off with a metal cap.

    The main unit measures 144 (W) x 160.3 (H) x 50 (D) mm, and weighs 750 g (1.65 lbs). 140 mm or 120 mm fans can be strapped onto it from either sides. The base and heat pipes are made of nickel-plated copper. The package includes no fan, but comes with a tube of Prolimatech PK-1 thermal paste. Out of the box the Armageddon supports most current Intel sockets including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, and LGA-775 using its bundled bolt-through retention module. AMD sockets AM3/AM2+ are also supported, but require an optional RM kit. Prolimatech's newest creation will be available from April 2nd, at a price of 60 EUR.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    That thing looks like a monster! I don't even think it would fit in my computer.
     
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    very sweet -- love how you can strap a 140mm fan to it --
     
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    I like the look of this cooler.

    It has my aesthetic approval!
     
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    I wonder how well this would perform compared to the megahalems :confused:
     
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    I have my money that it'll be within 1C of the D14.
     
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    But the D14 is only 2C (on average) ahead of a mega in most reviews ... If what you say is true ... there wont be much of a difference i guess ... (looks like the performance would be similar to a VenomousX)
     
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    me wants that.
     
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    my wonder if you install it. i mean, if u put it to exhaust through the rear of your case you case MUST have the psu on the bottom. If you put it to exhaust through the top you need memory modules that are pretty small. the only case i think that will fit is the HAF 932.

    Still it should perform like hell
     
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    Need some reviews:)
    Looks nice though...
     
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    Looks pretty nice. Couple of issues might occur though, like e.g. the cooler is so high that it hits the side panel/side panel fan, so you need a big case. Also, if you would mount it vertically, it might interfere with the first PCIe slot. If it doesn't though, it's quite thin, so you could maybe use all RAM-slots even with push/pull. Performance will most likely to be close to the Megahalems. Atleast I'm hoping so :)
     
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    They removed that tacky logo :cool:

    for those of you who didn't see the shots of the cooler from a month or so ago:

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    I take the Venomous X over this any day, just because they don't rip off AMD users. :nutkick:
     
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    1.5kg. Any takers?
     
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    If I still air cooled, I would. 1.5kg doesn't hurt if the mounting system is designed properly.
     
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    Sure you get a decent backplate and it sits on the motherboard tray anyway, then you have the strength of the mobo tray to ontop of the bracket too :)

    My backplates used to sit on the mobo tray anyways.
     
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    Hah, how would they mount it to the mobo tray?
     
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    Its not mounted, if the backplate is thick it touches the motherboard tray.

    Thus the motherboard can't bow as the bracket is pressing against the motherboard tray keeping the entire thing rigid : ]
     
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    I wonder how heavy is the heaviest air heatsink out there.
     
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    As much as I would like to say bigger = better... there comes a point where increasing fin area doesn't do jack squat.

    So, either improve thermal conduction between things like the heatpipes to the fins or heatpipes to the base... THEN increase fin area.
    Grades are as follows-
    Aesthetics- A-
    Ingenuity- C+
    Performance- ?
    Price/Performance- ?
     
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    I would say Coolermaster's V10 is probably one of the heaviest heatsinks.

     
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    They are using a much better heatpipe distribution then other coolers, having it this way means the heat is much more evenly spread and thus takes advantage of the extra wide fin area :toast:
     
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    I have to agree that is one of the biggest coolers out there.
     
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    True 120 EX copper edition is heavier then that.

    I'm pretty sure its close to 2 kilos.

    Big copper coolers will be much much heavier then any cooler that uses aluminium fins : ]
     

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