Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Conclusion

Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Conclusion

The conclusion here will be short and sweet, considering the Megahalem is much smaller than the heatsink we compared it to it performed very well. managing to keep our test system below 75c at all times with 12v fans is brilliant. For those of you looking for something quiet you can also go for the push pull method at 9v for a very healthy 77c.

The heatsink at first does seem like a jigsaw puzzle to fit but is very simple once you have done it a couple times. The mount allows for plenty of pressure without warping the motherboard which helps keep the temperatures down that bit more.

All in all the Prolimatech Megahalem is easy to fit and performs very well at any fan speed. We would recommend buying good quality fans like the Xigmatecs we tested with that provide a good CFM though to get the best out of it.

Because of all these factors the Megahalem has easily earned itself the OC3D Performance award and you could do much worse than head out and buy one of these for your overclocked i7 system.

Good
- easy and efficient mounting system
- twin towers look great in a case
- excellent performance even at 9v

Mediocre
- none

Bad
- nothing what so ever

 

Thank you to Case King for the sample today you can discuss this review in our forums.

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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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