to this review I had never used a Prolimatech cooler. I have had heard
many things, all good, about the Megahalems coolers, so I went into this
review with some pretty high expectations. I was not disappointed in
any way. Everything about the Super Mega is top notch. It is a solidly
built cooler that performs very well. All the parts and accessories are
very nice and I think the mounting system is the biggest and beefiest I
have seen to date.
Some may say that for a cooler carrying a
price tag over $70 it should come with a fan. Well, the Super Mega is
designed to run with either a 120mm or 140mm fan. So it leaves the
choice of fan up to the end user. Unlike some other companies that don’t
provide fans with their coolers, Prolimatech at least gives performance
speed recommendations on what fans they suggest.
If I have to
pick a downside to the Super Mega it is its weight. The Super Mega comes
in at a 945.3g (hair over 2lbs) and that is without fans. Throw in a
pair of 120mm fans, or even a pair of 140mm fans, and the weight can
really get up there. So if you’re worried about a heavy cooler messing
up your motherboard or the socket, then the Super Mega is not for you.
The upside is the mounting system for the Super Mega is downright
overkill, but it does the job very well and doesn’t bow the board or
allow the cooler to move around.
At this time I was only able to locate the Super Mega at two online shops: Newegg for $84.99 plus shipping, and at Frozen CPU for $78.99 plus shipping.
This puts the Super Mega in the high end air category and in
competition with coolers like the Noctua NH-D14 and the Thermalright
Venomous-X. The Super Mega could also give some lower end water kits a
run for their money. It should also be noted that the Prolimatech Super Mega comes backed by a two year warranty should an issue in build material happens to pop up.
Legit Bottom Line: The Prolimatech Super Mega is a solid performing CPU cooler that looks good and performs great.