Final Thoughts, Pricing, Conclusion
Wow. If I could finish a product review just with that statement I would definite do it with the Megahalem. This initially unassuming heatsink blew away the competition in our performance testing and astonished me with how secure and sturdy it felt after it was installed in our LGA 1366 test bench. The six U-shaped copper heatpipes and dual fin arrays worked better than advertised and the base was perfectly polished and milled. The weight and height of the Megahalem might be of some concern in certain PC setups, but most should be able to mount it and enjoy great CPU temps in the future.
As I noted before, the aluminum mounting system Prolimatech engineered for the Megahalem was absolutely stunning. Even though most of the components only needed to be hand-tightened, when everything came together it felt the most secure out of any CPU cooler I’ve tested in the past nine years or so. I’m sure it wasn’t cheap created the aluminum mounts, but the consumer will definitely be able to notice the professional craftsmanship and sturdy feel of this product.
Pricing and availability
The Prolimatech Megahalem CPU cooler is currently available at CrazyPC.com for $59.99 and the Scythe Kaze-Jyuni SY1225SL12SH 120mm fan can be had at the same site for $9.99. We also found this CPU cooler at a few other online resellers for around the same price.
We’d like to thank CrazyPC.com for providing the Prolimatech Megahalem CPU cooler for our review today. From the moment we opened its retail packaging, I knew this heatsink was going to give the competition a run for its money. The overall construction, masterful engineering, and custom mounting system were all top notch and Prolimatech seemed to spare no expense in creating the Megahalem. One of the only drawbacks to purchasing this that you will have to purchase a 120mm fan separately, but most enthusiasts don’t have a problem customizing every piece of their hardware so it shouldn’t be too challenging. Users can also add another 120mm fan on the other side of the Megahalem to create a dual exhaust system, but they will have to purchase a couple more fan clips to make it work properly. The six copper heatpipes and beautifully milled copper base were integrated perfectly into the dual aluminum fin arrays which made the Meghalem the best air-based CPU cooler I’ve ever tested with my LGA 1366 test system.
For its performance in our review today, we award the Prolimatech Megahalem CPU cooler with PC Perspective’s Editor’s Choice Award. Congratulations!