Published: 9th August 2010 | Source: Armageddon | Price: 49.90EUR |
So it would seem that Prolimatech's Armageddon isn't quite as stellar a performer as one might have expected. Despite the illusion that it's height and width portrays, its lack of depth appears to stunt its performance when compared to the Megahalem. One can appreciate that the cooler isn't designed to compete with their flagship product, but the plot thickens as the Armageddon is priced as much as £5-10 more!
Yes, the Armageddon offers a more "space saving" oriented package but lets face it, under most circumstances heatsink height tends to be a bigger problem than depth. At the end of the day, there are very few applications for which an Armageddon would be compatible but a Megahalem would not. Where space is a concern, the Noctua NH-C12P SE14 is more likely to be a suitable fit.
For this cooler to have gained sufficient brownie points to obtain an award, it would have had to have matched or beaten the Megahalem or it should have been priced closer to £35 than £45. We fully appreciate what Prolimatech wanted to offer, but there is simply no market for a 160mm tall cooler that fails to keep a 4.0GHz Core i7 under control.
- Build Quality
- Full Intel/AMD socket support
- Space savings make minimal impact on compatibility