With premium (>$50) CPU air-cooler market getting hammered by low-cost all-in-one liquid cooling solutions, premium CPU cooler manufacturers such as Prolimatech are feeling the heat. The company launched its first line of low-cost CPU air-coolers under the Basic series. The coolers come in five sizes, and feature no-frills designs that make use of aluminium and copper. The series includes the Megahalems Basic
, which was launched this January, which is now rehashed as the Basic 84. The series starts off with the Basic 45. Measuring 100 mm x 55 mm x 125 mm (LxWxH), it weighs 288 g, and features a simple aluminium fin tower with a pair of 6 mm copper heat pipes. A 92 mm PWM-controlled fan is included, which spins between 1000~2000 RPM.
Next up, is the Basic 48, which is a step up over Basic 45. It has the same exact dimensions and included fan, but weighs a higher 309 g due to a third nickel-plated copper heat-pipe. A notch above the Basic 45 and Basic 48 is the Basic 65. Measuring 130 mm x 50 mm x 148 mm (LxWxH), it features an average-sized aluminium fin tower to which heat is fed by three 6 mm-thick heat-pipes, and ventilated by a 120 mm PWM-controlled spinner that revs between 600 and 1,600 RPM. The Basic 68 is its premium twin, which features four heat-pipes.