Prolimatech Black Megahalems CPU Cooler Review



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Prolimatech are a brand that made their name with some seriously high end products. We’ve already taken a look at a couple of cheaper CPU coolers from Prolimatech – the Samuel 17 and Panther – and we found them to be kind-of average for the price point. Yet we know that Prolimatech are not an average brand and when they make product they are accustomed to making they excel at it. Today we have one of those products from Prolimatech that is renowned throughout the cooling industry – the Megahalems. However, this isn’t just any Megahalems because the Megahalems has been out for a while now. This is the special black Megahalems the is specially coated in al all black heatsink design with a black powder coat. Furthermore, Prolimatech have even gone to the trouble of coating the mounting parts as well.

Nothing has changed since the original Megahalems in terms of the physical specifications, which you can see below. What has changed is this cooler now looks more awesome than ever and has a slightly higher price tag for the extra work Prolimatech have done to it. Interestingly this is the first time I have looked at Prolimatech’s Megahalems so it will be interesting to see what it has in store for us.

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11 Responses to “Prolimatech Black Megahalems CPU Cooler Review”
  1. Matthew Humpherson says:

    Did you test the system with the RAM in slot 3 and 4 as is shown in the pictures meaning its not running duel channel? If you did then I cant help but think this cooler is just far too big to actually be practical when combined with a 140mm fan…

    • Ryan Martin says:

      No it wouldn’t work like that. I just failed :P

      • Matthew Humpherson says:

        Haha, I was wondering! So how did you have the ram laid out when testing? Reading through what you said as well that it would rest on even normal RAM isn’t really that great because the vibrations from the fan will go straight into the socket and the mobo which would add extra stress on the socket and potentially extra sound. Overall it seems to perform well but for £70 its just not good enough to be worth the hassle of the massive amount of space it takes up.

        • Ryan Martin says:

          slot 2/4. It does depend what fan(s) you use tbh. You can pick up to £6 120mm fans have push pull and it’d be like £62 total

          • Ryan Martin says:

            Some BitFenix fans are poor yes but these ones actually rivalled the Noctua fans pretty closely in terms of performance and noise, and they cost much less (Review here – http://www.eteknix.com/bitfenix-spectre-pro-pwm-and-spectre-led-fan-reviews/). We will do our best to source the new Phanteks PH-F14SP fans but I no longer do cooling reviews so will past the request onto our new cooling reviewer David Key!

          • Matthew Humpherson says:

            Yeah they don’t look to bad, looking at the reviews the NF-A14 still beats it but not by much and whilst being less than half the price. At the end of the day though I would probably still got with the Noctuas as their warranty service is amazing as well. These new Phanteks should be better than the NF-A14s as well so really nice fans. Thanks for passing on the request!

  2. Bill Barnes says:

    Great review very good comparision ! Stands up to someof the best currently out on the market it definatly to me would be great for those of you that are apprehensive about water Cooling! Nice kit and very Attractive appearane to the enthusiast and modders out there! I have no problem trusting the Prolimatech’s Black Megahalems in my RIG

  3. Johan Havegheer says:

    Hi,

    Test system : Intel Core i5 3570K with Gelid GC Extreme under the IHS
    Does that mean that the processor has been deildded ?

      • Johan havegheer says:

        Thx, sorry for the typo (delidded off course). i’m looking to build a budget Pc based in the i5 3570k and i’m looking for a fairly priced air cooler. i have 3 choices for the moment, the prolimatech basic81 (budget megahelems), alpenfohn brocken II or Scythe Ashura….don’t know which one i should choose anyway. Great review btw.

        • Ryan Martin says:

          The Scythe Ashura is a great cooler. Personally I’d go for that. Scythe make some wonderful CPU coolers. Also later down the line if you decide you need more cooling you can easily add another fan as they provide the fan clips for it and they sell the fan that is bundled with it individually.

          We actually reviewed it here ( http://www.eteknix.com/scythe-ashura-cpu-cooler-review/ ) it is also really well priced for what it is, you can pick it up for as low as £43 delivered (that;s if you’re in the UK not sure what pricing is like elsewhere).

          That said I haven’t had a chance to test the Alpenfohn Brocken 2 but given the performance of the Brocken 1 that looks like it could be a great product too!

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