Prolimatech Super Mega CPU Cooler ReviewThu, Oct 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Installing the Super Mega
Prolimatech provides all that is needed to mount the Super Mega to your Intel LGA socket. Sorry, AMD guys, you will have to pick up an additional mounting kit.
All little parts come double bagged and somewhat broken up into installation steps. I like this because it lessens the chance of losing a part if you only have what’s needed for that step out.
Prolimatech also put another warning on the mounting screws that provide the extra pressure on the socket. Between the box, instructions and the baggie, this is the third warning.
The first step is to put the mounting nuts into the backing plate. Once you have one installed into the appropriate notch for your socket you have put on an O-ring.
The O-ring slides over a small lip and holds the retention nut in place rather well.
Next to be installed is a spacer. The spacer has a threaded stud on each end and a plastic insulator on one end to protect the motherboard.
Install the backing plate, the spacers, cross straps and retaining nuts. Now for the cooler and its retaining cross bar.
The Super Mega is held by a cross bar with spring screws that attach to the mounting system on the board. In the cross bar are small pockets that the spring screws sit in.
And here we have the Super Mega installed on out Intel DX58SO mother board.
The Super Mega only has 40mm clearance for RAM; this is almost a norm for coolers now. The problem is for users that run tall heatspreaders on their RAM. The tall heat spreaders can routinely be well over 50mm in height. So, if you are running heat spreaders on your RAM you might want to break out the ruler and do some measuring to see where the RAM slot falls in relation to the cooler.
The Super Mega can support single or dual 120/140mm fans. Here I installed a 140mm fan to show how it fits. Due to the chipset heatsink the fan sticks way above the already tall cooler. Getting this in a case would be slim to none.
So today I will be testing with a single 120mm fan. At the moment all I have handy is the fan that comes with the Corsair A70. It is rated for 61CFM at 2,000 RPM.