Prolimatech Super Mega Reviewairman - July 20, 2010
Category: CPU Cooling
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Founded in 2008, a relatively new company known as Prolimatech has been producing some of the highest end CPU, GPU, and RAM cooling available on the market. Though Prolimatech may not have such a wide range of products available compared to other manufacturers, it is easy to say that probably every one of its products have been a hit to computer enthusiasts worldwide. Many seasoned users have probably heard of the Megahalems cooler, a massive cooling tower that certainly competed with the best of other brands' coolers back when it was released last year.
Today, Prolimatech has brought its Super Mega CPU cooler to the table. Out of the box, this cooler is only compatible with Intel 775/1156/1366 processors, however a separate mounting bracket should become available for the more recent AMD sockets. If anyone is familiar with the Megahalems, the Prolimatech Super Mega will be quite a familiar sight. The form is almost identical to the Megahalems, but some improvements to the cooler have been made, which I will be exploring in further detail. This review will evaluate the Super Mega's looks, installation, features, and performance, then compare it to the latest coolers on the market. This is the first time I have had my hands on a Prolimatech product, and I'm looking forward to seeing all that it can do.
The Prolimatech Super Mega is packaged in an elegant white box with a gold logo and the words "Prolimatech" in the top left corner, and "Super Mega" across the top. The rear of the box is identical. The left side of the box has a short list of features offered by the cooler, and the right side of the box has a list of specifications, such as the dimensions, weight, and materials used in construction.
The top of the box is unfastened by releasing the two tabs from the box that are cut into its design. The top of the box has a small plastic window allowing you to get a peak at the top of the cooler, which has the same design as the gold logo stamped on the box. According to the spec sheet, the top is nickel plated, which gives it a unique look. Removing the top reveals the way the Super Mega is packaged - wrapped inside a bag and secured between two styrofoam pads. Next to the two styrofoam pads is a white box with the Prolimatech logo that contains all the mounting hardware, thermal paste, and the instruction manual. I will admit, it's not obvious how to put this together just by looking at the mounting hardware, but that's what the user's manual is for.
With the cooler unpacked, it is now time to start taking a closer look at its construction, materials, build quality, features, and specifications.