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We're not sure Prolimatech knows what Armageddon actually means, since a high-performance cooler it should actually be doing the opposite of starting Armageddon on our CPU. Crazy naming aside, you get the feeling the Prolimatech Armageddon means business, it's a hefty 750g of heatsink cooling with six heatpipes and a 160mm high rack of cooling fins, which measure 140mm across. It doesn't ship with a fan as standard, but will accommodate 140mm or 120mm fans. Because it's aimed at experienced overclockers and enthusiasts, this shouldn't generally be a problem, but this could be off-putting for more casual users for whom an extra fan just reads as more expense. It's also an Intel-only cooler and uses an unusual mounting system that's somewhat intimidating at first, but is mechanically highly secure. Prolimatech has a tight product line and this is effectively its 'entry-level' performance cooler, which is impressive because it shows this is one company that's not messing around. To give the cooler a run for its money, we fully installed it onto an overclocked Intel Core 2 E6700 processor. We took an ambient air temperature reading, an unloaded temperature reading and another when the CPU had been running with a full load for a number of minutes.
As brands go, Prolimatech is a new one. The company has only been around since 2008, after all, and it offers a bare handful of products. But the company was founded by people who clearly know a lot about CPU cooling, as it’s accrued considerable cred in just a couple of years. Its best-known cooler, the Megahalems, was designed for overclocked 1366 chips. We told Prolimatech about our new Socket 1156 cooling test bed, and the company sent over a newer cooler, ominously named Armageddon. At 5.6 inches wide by 2 inches thick by 6.3 inches tall, the Armageddon is wider but slimmer than our champion air cooler, the CM Hyper 212+. While the Hyper has four direct-contact copper heat pipes, the Armageddon’s six heat pipes run through a more standard heat exchanger and up through a stack of heat-dissipation fins. The Armageddon’s mounting system is a bit complex—requiring a backplate, three retention bars, four bolts, four o-rings, four double-headed thumbscrews, four nuts, and two spring screws. But the end result is a stable, solid install with no give and no potential pressure- or torque-related failure points.
Consumers generally opt for aftermarket CPU cooling for one of two reasons. Some want the enhanced cooling that these products offer, while others are after a quieter solution than the OEM cooler can deliver. In the past (well, they've only been around for a couple of years,) Prolimatech aftermarket CPU coolers have been all about performance for the enthusiast that wants the best cooling available. Their Megahalems Series of heatsinks were cooling monsters and were well received by the maximum effort PC crowd, but were quite bulky with the addition of the two fans required for top cooling performance. Recently, they've come out with a new cooler they call the Armageddon with a bit of an unusual design scheme that Prolimatech claims will pack maximum cooling performance into a more manageable size. Follow along as we take a closer look at this new cooler and see how it performs. Prolimatech , founded in 2008 is headquartered in Taiwan, led by a team of dedicated experts with 22 years of accumulated experience in the field of computer thermal solutions. Prolimatech stands for Professionalism exceeding beyond all Limits. We are here to challenge any limits that stand in our way to achieve what was thought to be impossible.
Nope, it is not the end of the world either. Prolimatech has brought upon a great CPU cooler that breaks away from their traditional CPU cooler design. We all know Prolimatech's MegaShadow, Megahalems CPU coolers to be one of the best CPU coolers out on the market today. Even I am rather shocked at the performance of their new CPU cooler, the Armageddon. The Armageddon is built upon the Mega series CPU coolers, but has a slight twist to it. Instead of the heat pipes running up the side of the CPU cooler, they have the fin array run from them towards the center. Prolimatech, decided to run the heat-pipes in the center of the CPU cooler then run the fin array towards the outside of the CPU cooler; therefore putting the heat pipes in direct contact of the airflow from the fans. This CPU cooler is one of the first heat-sinks to fully utilize not just one 140mm fan, but two 140 mm fans, for a push pull configuration. Since "Minor Me" been demoted from regular computer duties, to HTPC duty for our new 40" HDTV. I can think of no better candidate to use this new CPU cooler on. Let's get "Minor Me" out of moth balls, throw on the Armageddon CPU cooler, then overclock the proven, and very reliable Intel Core i5 750 CPU, and see how our temps fair.