Samuel 17 is easy to use, simple to assemble and install and can get into tighter positions and locations that most of the coolers I have tested to date. I tried to give the perspective from both sides of the equation. The cooler is warm with a silent cooling solution with only 60 CFM of airflow. Sound levels aside, the extra 30 CFM of the Yate Loon took the Samuel 17 into a whole different league. I know there are plenty of silent fan solutions flooding the market currently. That is why I say choose wisely, depending on your application.
As I mentioned, I tested this cooler mounting on both my DFI P45 Jr. which offers little room around the CPU due to its m-ATX design, and the Foxconn X38A, which has a Northbridge cooler that blocks almost all coolers from mounting. Samuel 17 saddled right up and fit on both boards and in multiple directions. On the DFI the fan does overlap the RAM, and on the older DDR2 rig, where voltages are a bit higher, in a tight spot, that extra bit of airflow can make or break stability.
We were told to expect the cooler to make it to market in late June, and well, that time is now. If you have battled fitting a cooling solution into the cramped confines of a HTPC, or behind a power supply in a SFF chassis, I must say look no further. Prolimatech offers you David in the most compact, universal and unassuming form, and will still deliver that one time headshot. I am really looking back at my first impressions and seeing just how wrong I was to giggle at the Samuel 17 when I first laid eyes on it. Just like in the story, just because it doesn't necessarily look the part, doesn't mean it can't play the part, and with great success, too. Just in case you forgot about the good part, not only does it fit anywhere and do a good job, it's only going to set you back about $42 before shipping!
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Prolimatech Samuel 17 CPU Cooler]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Resident Evil 2 supports ultrawide monitors
- Top 10 premium games of 2018 in revenue
- Path of Exile 2019 roadmap detailed
- Microsoft calls Project xCloud its 'Netflix for games'
- Blizzard hiring 17 devs for new Diablo game
- Administrators and moderators
- Gigabyte ga-b75-d3v rev 1.0
- EX58-UD5 w/ RX580 GPU: unexpected system shutdown when monitor sleeps
- Choosing best drivers for Z97-A
- Western Digital Black SN750 SSD Review
- Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege Coming To Belong Gaming Arenas
- Sunless Skies Leaves Early Access
- Space Justice Now Available For iOS And Android Devices
- Forge an Epic Team of Heroes in Forged Fantasy, Now Available From Hothead Games
- Kingdom Hearts III 'Share Your Heart Out' Campaign Spreads Love Across Social Media