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Prolimatech readies up its next badboy heatsink: Armageddon

Interesting placement of heat-pipes

By: Steve Dougherty from Mar 16, 2010 @ 3:00 CDT

Prolimatech sure did a fine job of boldening its stance in the CPU heatsink market with the introduction of the Megahalems almost a year ago, with performance figures showing it to be well worthy of its preceding hype.


The company puts itself back in the spotlight once again today with the introduction of its latest weapon, the Armageddon. This monstrous heatsink supports all current sockets including LGA 1156, 1366 as well as AM2/AM2+ and AM3 (requires an optional kit).


Dimensions of the tower-designed Armageddon come in at 144 (W) x 160.3 (H) x 50 (D) mm with a weight of 750 grams. Either 140 or 120mm fans can be strapped to one or both sides of the cooler, but no fans are supplied with it. Both the cooler's base and heat-pipes are nickel-plated copper.


On the subject of heat-pipes, this is where the cooler steps away from the more traditional setup; the six 6mm heat-pipes which pass through the base make contact with the aluminum fins right across the full length rather than just the ends like other tower-designed heat-pipe coolers. The aluminum fins are separated into two blocks with a single metal cap nestled on top to give the finishing touch.


Prolimatech ships the Armageddon with a tube of their own PK-1 thermal paste, but as mentioned before, you'll need to purchase the optional mounting kit if you want to mount it to your AMD platform. The cooler will be available from April 2nd at about 60 Euros.


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