Prolimatech Armageddon

Testbed & Results

Testbed

Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.80GHz (133 x 21) 1.20V | 3.60GHz (180x20) 1.25V
Asus Rampage Extreme 2 Motherboard
Corsair Platinum 6GB 1333mhz
Asus Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
OCZ 1000w Gold Series PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Results

We decided to pitch the Armageddon against a cooler which may target a similar audience; the Nocta C12P SE14. Now I know what you're all thinking in that the C12P is not a tower cooler, neither are intended for sheer performance. For a fair test, the Armageddon was fitted with the same Noctua fans. Following a 30 minute idle test and a 60 minute Prime95 run Small FFTs test, we found ourselves with the following results.

It's never a good sign when our graphs fail to indicate a result at 4.0GHz. Sadly, the Armageddon couldn't quite handle the heat of the i7 930 @ 1.30V, however the Noctua NH-C12P was hardly any better. In terms of performance, they are very well matched and for the noise levels they output, they are very reasonable performers. Needless to say however, investing two fans in push-pull is beginning to defeat the objective of this heatsink. Let's continue to the conclusion to find out why.

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2010, 09:44:22

tinytomlogan
The makers of the infamous Megahalems have yet another beast in store for you...

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10-08-2010, 09:46:04

Youngie1337
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

The makers of the infamous Megahalems have yet another beast in store for you...
Can Tom please delete this spam topic. Lol fail link?

edit: nvm, you ninja fixed!

10-08-2010, 10:40:37

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Youngie1337 View Post

Can Tom please delete this spam topic. Lol fail link?

edit: nvm, you ninja fixed!
I need the forum link before the review can go live so there is always a few minutes that there is no link

10-08-2010, 12:15:10

killablade
Was this the thing that could influence your advice in that one thread I can not remember the name of?

10-08-2010, 12:27:42

silenthill
I can see why you didnít overclock the 930 to 4.2GHz (its max stable overclock) because then we will be seeing temperatures around 90 c. Can anyone tell me why would anybody spend 50£ on this fan when you could get an Ultra-120-1366RT eXtreme for 40£ and that will keep any monster overclocked cup tamed. I really donít see the point of producing these products if they canít compete on price or performance maybe these companies are fishing for stupid people who donít read any reviews and just buy on impulse.

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