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Prolimatech Unveils the Blue Series Armageddon CPU Cooler

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Prolimatech has just announced a new 'Special Edition' CPU cooler, the Blue Series Armageddon. This model, based on the Armageddon cooler released back in 2010, measures 144 (L) x 50 (W) x 160.3 (H) mm, it weighs 750 grams, and features a copper base, six copper heatpipes, black and blue-painted aluminum fins, plus it can hold two 140 mm fans.

    The Blue Series Armageddon supports Intel Socket LGA 775/1366/1155/1156/1150/2011 processors, and has a (pre-order) price tag of € 59.90. Availability is slated for August 30th.

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    The colors obviously make it cool better... ;)
     
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    Looks nice
     
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    +1 that was my first thought. Nifty purchase this is.
     
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    Hmm..Zalman. Oh wait, it's not...

    I'm pretty sure paint on the fins has a negative cooling effect.
     
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    Id wager they are anodized, not painted
     
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    noice, tasty :pimp:
     
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    6 5/16 inches tall.

    Of my three desktop cases, this wouldn't fit. Of course, they are all older cases from a simpler time. When top of the line heatsinks looked like this!

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    That color scheme is going to go really well with the black & yellow that is popular with the motherboard mfgs right now. :ohwell:
     
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    Very, very pretty.:toast:
     
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    That is nice. If they have different colors, then I would get one, like White, Red, Green, Orange.
     
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    Love the stripes. I wonder if they will get a UV color going soon?
     
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    My current Noctua NH-U14S is 165MM even. My case has room for 170MM tho.
     
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    Is high cooling performance even possible for non-direct contact with heatpipes these days?
     
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    Most high end cooler don't have direct contact heat pipes.
     
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    Direct contact heatpipe is a gimmick mostly created by ASUS. A solid base gives quicker heat dissipation.
     
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    Stripes make everything better.
     
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    Suits the colour scheme of my rig.
    Pointless unecessary buy?
    Yes?
    Doesn't it matter?
    Should do but it doesn't!
     
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    What about ASUS?

    Coolers with direct contact heatpipes tend to perform better than coolers with standard base. Coolers like Hyper 212+ and Argon AR01 are perfect examples.

    They do have drawbacks like space in between them and not so smooth surface. They also have limitations. 4x8 mm and 6x6 mm heatpipes make a larger base than the CPU itself. Basically, heatpipes on the sides barely touch or don't touch the CPU HS at all, which reduces performance. That's why there are no coolers with 8 DC heatpipes.

    This review mentions the problem http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Silverstone/Argon_AR03/
     
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    HDT does not increase performance, it lowers cost.

    Direct Touch is mostly a cost down approach + marketing gimmick. It works in theory but not in actual real world applications.

    I'm not saying it's useless, but the number one benefit is to keep costs down, not improve performance. The manufacturer saves cost on the extra pure copper plate by going HDT( Heatpipe Direct Touch.) Which if multiplied by 10k units is a lot of $$$$.

    The theory behind HDT is that the more layers of materials, the worse it is for thermal conduction. However, the problem is like how Ghost put it, uneven surfaces, contact gaps with the CPU actually does more harm than adding that extra copper plate. Another major problem is that copper heatpipes are fairly soft. Mounting or re-mounting the cooler will cause the pipes to deform over time, and most of the time cause performance to worsen.

    There are a lot of other problems with HDT.





     
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    heatsink with direct contact heatpipes usually put some protective aluminum so the pressure wont squeeze the heatpipes.
    most hdt put thick aluminum on upper and lower side of heatsink that contact to processor.
    hdt may leave not flat pattern since its kinda hard to create flat base, but i guess its another problem since each cooler has their own problem
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    anyway nice color and looks pretty nice
    i hope it has nice oerformance too
     
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