Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Initial Impressions

Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Initial Impressions

Packaging in the UK doesn't mean as much as it does in the US. Although the US is famed for its obesity epidemic when it comes to PC components it's us in the UK who cant prize ourselves off our PC chair to go to the PC store. Instead we just move the mouse and order online. Maybe that's the reason why Prolimatech kept the box nice and simple in a two tone style like a 1970's advert for the Ford Capri.

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Removing the Megahalem from its understated packaging the first thing that grabs your attention is the two separate vertical towers. Unlike other coolers on the market the Megahalem is designed to have the fan blow against both the towers at once rather than a fan on each.

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The two towers on the Megahalem and connected by 6x 6mm heatpipes and helps gives the cooler a beefy but somewhat familiar looking base. The heatpipes have been kept inline to allow air to pass over the mathematically spaced fins which I'm told are the perfect thickness to allow for air to surface cooling.

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Enough of all this, you've seen it, you like the look of it. So like a good night out in Essex let's head home for some rough testing to see if its worth keeping.

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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2010, 06:04:21

tinytomlogan
Not got room for a NH-D14.... Maybe the Prolimatech Megahalem could be perfect for you?

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13-04-2010, 07:25:21

AMDFTW
not bad ide still have my nordwand anyday

13-04-2010, 07:34:01

alexhull24
Aye, not bad at all for 40 ish, and the D14 is a beast of a cooler.

A couple of things - the first page doesn't mention it supports socket 1156.

Also, you say you used Xigmatek fans - was this two fans as push/pull on the heatsink? It's a little ambiguous, otherwise great succinct review. Liked the Essex joke, isn't this the second now? You must have been talking to Jim too much, he hails from Essix like me dont he? ;-)

13-04-2010, 11:12:44

Rastalovich
Those temps normal (for air oc I mean) for i7 operation ?

(don't know tbh)

13-04-2010, 11:39:34

Steve-O-
Eh, Guess there still isn't anything out right now that will change my mind from getting the D-14 later this week. :P

14-04-2010, 17:30:37

cl0ck_ed
Tom, like what you have done in this test! The comparison of the mega and the NH-14 at 12v and 9v. The difference is seen to be 2c at 12v but ,uch greater at 9v. This suggests that the lower fin density of the Noctua NH-14 is great with lower CFM/RPM rated fans.

The key thing about the New NH-14 is that it works great with low speed fans. From the review you can see that if you are fine with 1200+ rpm fans then there will be little benefit from getting the noctua. This prolimatech will be fine!!

30-04-2010, 12:42:36

Steve-O-
How come you don't compare the two with just push or just pull? It would be interesting how the Noctua compares with just the center 140mm.
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