Prolimatech Megahalem Review


Prolimatech Megahalem Review


Back in 2008 a group of very experienced engineers decided their current employer wasn't listen to them enough. They were so full of ideas and designs it was starting to get annoying making products that all look the same. Enough was enough, they packed their bags, emptied their office drawers and left, taking their ideas and designs with them. If ever Thermalright made a bad decision it had to letting these guys go.

The Prolimatech brand made waves with its first release not only looking better but outperforming what had been considered for so long to be the best cooler on the planet, the Thermalright T.R.U.E. Going from strength to strength we are happy to finally have our hands on some Prolimatech goodness, namely a Megahalem. A name that every enthusiast and overclocker alike has heard about.

So let's rock on in a shameless fashion and copy & paste some specifications in because I'm too lazy to write them.

- Minimal air resistance between fins allowing best balance between noise and performance in range of 800 1200RPM.

- Heatpipes are lined up in a straight line to prevent air back draft allowing air to easily pass through the heatsink body.

- Wide fins with mathematically calculated thickness to maximize best air-to-surface cooling rate.

- Uniquely designed, easy-to-install socket 775 and 1366 retention mechanism to increase cooling ability.

- Includes easy-to-apply high grade thermal compound, a perfect sidekick to all Prolimatech heatsinks.

Heatsink Dimension(L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm
Heatsink Weight790g
HeatpipeØ 6mm X 6pcs
Suggest Fan120mm X 120mm X25mm
Suggest Fan Speed800~1200rpm
Suggest Noise Level (dBA)Below 26dBA
Air Flow57CFM
Direction of heatsinkFaces the rear exhaust system fan

Lets head over the page and get the box open!

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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2010, 11:25:21

not bad ide still have my nordwand anydayQuote

13-04-2010, 11:34:01

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? ;-)Quote

13-04-2010, 15:12:44

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

(don't know tbh)Quote

13-04-2010, 15:39:34

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

14-04-2010, 21:30:37

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!!Quote

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