Prolimatech Armageddon



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.

The Good
- Build Quality
- Full Intel/AMD socket support

The Mediocre
- Price
- Performance
- Space savings make minimal impact on compatibility

The Bad
- None

Thanks to Caseking for the sample on test today, you can discuss our findings in the forums.

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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2010, 13:46:04

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

The makers of the infamous Megahalems have yet another beast in store for you...
Can Tom please delete this spam topic. Lol fail link?

edit: nvm, you ninja fixed!Quote

10-08-2010, 14:40:37

Originally Posted by Youngie1337 View Post

Can Tom please delete this spam topic. Lol fail link?

edit: nvm, you ninja fixed!
I need the forum link before the review can go live so there is always a few minutes that there is no link Quote

10-08-2010, 16:15:10

Was this the thing that could influence your advice in that one thread I can not remember the name of? Quote

10-08-2010, 16:27:42

I can see why you didn’t overclock the 930 to 4.2GHz (its max stable overclock) because then we will be seeing temperatures around 90 c. Can anyone tell me why would anybody spend 50£ on this fan when you could get an Ultra-120-1366RT eXtreme for 40£ and that will keep any monster overclocked cup tamed. I really don’t see the point of producing these products if they can’t compete on price or performance maybe these companies are fishing for stupid people who don’t read any reviews and just buy on impulse.


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