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Thursday, 30 September 2010 09:12

Prolimatech Armageddon - good bang for a buck - 3. Testing

Written by Sanjin Rados
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[UPDATE]: Tested with two fans at readers' request


We did our tests in Corsair Obsidian 800D case with three reference fans running at 900RPM (room temperature about 22°C). Our weapons of choice were EVGA’s X58 FTW3 motherboard and Core i7 930 CPU. The temperatures were measured at reference 2.9GHz as well as after our overclock (we pushed the CPU to 3.6GHz).

The heatsink measures (L)144mm X (W)50mm X (H)160.3mm, so you might experience difficulties when mounting it on certain motherboards that might have tall and/or wide chipset cooling solutions.

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Armageddon’s slim design allows for mounting two 14cm fans, but we tested it with only one fan as you can see from the picture below. We’re talking about Thermalright’s TR-TY 140 fan (900~1300RPM) which ended up being enough for excellent Armageddon performance. The case’s rear panel houses a 14cm fan that pushes the air out, so we’ve got ourselves a neat push-pull setup here.

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We used Prime95 (Small FFT) to put a 100% load on all Core i7 930’s cores, so bear in mind that we’re talking about a scenario that will most probably never happen. We measured temperatures on all four cores and put average values in the tables. We used Gelid’s GC Extreme paste. 

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After overclocking the CPU to 3.6MHz, Armageddon took the top spot. Indeed, it did so well that we’ll keep on using it as our reference point.

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+1 #1 Nooblet 2010-09-28 14:07
WHERE ARE THOSE COPPER PIIIIIIIIIIIPES ????





plz... don't hide them under the nickel coating!!!
 
 
+1 #2 chaoseater 2010-09-29 07:17
I hate how these companies name the simplest of mechanisms. Armaclip ? sounds better for armor piercing rounds not a basic thing to attach a fan.
 
 
+2 #3 blandead 2010-09-29 10:21
I don't care about the name, but fud, you mentioned it supports up to two fans, couldn't you at least show us what adding the second fan does? How much better does the cooling get vs how much louder with the second fan... Maybe some other site did some more comprehensive tests cause it really does look like a good cooler.
 
 
+8 #4 nele 2010-09-30 10:07
Quoting blandead:
I don't care about the name, but fud, you mentioned it supports up to two fans, couldn't you at least show us what adding the second fan does? How much better does the cooling get vs how much louder with the second fan... Maybe some other site did some more comprehensive tests cause it really does look like a good cooler.


The guys have updated the review and tried it out with two coolers. Thanks for pointing it out, we aim to please ;-)
 
 
+3 #5 blandead 2010-09-30 20:25
Quoting nele:
Quoting blandead:
I don't care about the name, but fud, you mentioned it supports up to two fans, couldn't you at least show us what adding the second fan does? How much better does the cooling get vs how much louder with the second fan... Maybe some other site did some more comprehensive tests cause it really does look like a good cooler.


The guys have updated the review and tried it out with two coolers. Thanks for pointing it out, we aim to please ;-)


Thank You!! That's some great results it's better than the H50 it seems, I will just get this instead : )

It's still a bummer you have to buy AMD backplates seperate.. show some love to AMD Heatsink companies!!!
 
 
+1 #6 sidje 2010-10-01 11:14
Yeah, the thing with "optional" AMD equipment is a bit lame, but it would be very wise if they remedied that...
 

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