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CPU cooler A or B?

Ive been back and forth over a few CPU coolers and I have narrowed it down to these two. Which of these two would be your first choice and why?

A). Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler

B). Prolimatech Megahalems

Thank you
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  1. Promlimatech Megahalems
    Better temps
  2. Think about Coolermaster v6 GT
  3. boat capt said:
    Ive been back and forth over a few CPU coolers and I have narrowed it down to these two. Which of these two would be your first choice and why?

    A). Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler

    B). Prolimatech Megahalems

    Thank you

    Whichever is cheaper since they're pretty much neck in neck temp wise.
    Either way you can't lose they're both excellent coolers.
  4. In your experience does either one work better with a 1366 socket? Ive read that the mounting bracket, and the base that goes on the CPU maybe better on the Prolimatech Meg. I don't know if this is true or not.

    Is the Prolimatech smaller, and lighter making it a better fit?


    Thanks for all responses.
  5. i have the mega on LGA 1366
    works really well the mounting design's great
    not a clip on so you have to remove the motherboard first
    not sure about the vnomous
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001
    From what i've read and see here you'll have to buy a 2nd set of fan clips.
    http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=27&id=84
    The TR is not as wide and lighter then the Megahalems.
    The mounting hardware for the TR is excellent also.
    As i said earlier both these coolers are so close in performance either one is an excellent choice.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8890/cpu-pro-02/Prolimatech_Megahalems_Extra_Fan_Clips_-_25mm_Fan_.html?tl=c373s960b165
  7. no you don't have to buy a 2nd set of clips for the mega
    i bought one last week it came with 4 clips
  8. If I go with the thermalright do you think these fans in a push/pull config would be very good http://www.newegg.com/Product?Prod[...] N82E16835214001. Enermax Magma fans. I like the specs, and the red color.

    I like that the thermalright clears the first slot on memory. I am using Mushkin redlines on an Asus P6X58D-e.

    Do you know if the Pro Meg clears all the slots so I can use the Mushkin redlines?

    Thank you very much.
  9. im not sure about the mushkin redlines
    you might want to get the coolermaster 90 cfm ones (forgot what they're called but they come with red or green leds)
    the air flow for those fans that you're looking at aren't great
    the pro meg works better with high cfm
  10. Thank you. When I check the specs at FrozenCPU for the Pro meg it recommends the following:

    Fan range 800-1200rpm
    Fan noise Level Less than 26DBA
    airflow 57 CFM

    If this is the recommended by Pro Meg why is my fan choice not that great?

    Enermax Magma is 69.15cfm

    1500 rpm

    18DBA

    Again not trying to be confrontational just reading the specs and trying to follow the manufactures recommendations. I'm lost at this point.
  11. boat capt said:
    If I go with the thermalright do you think these fans in a push/pull config would be very good http://www.newegg.com/Product?Prod[...] N82E16835214001. Enermax Magma fans. I like the specs, and the red color.

    I like that the thermalright clears the first slot on memory. I am using Mushkin redlines on an Asus P6X58D-e.

    Do you know if the Pro Meg clears all the slots so I can use the Mushkin redlines?

    Thank you very much.

    Nice ram choice! i often recommend those or the CL7 Black Enhanced both kits are 40mm tall.
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/venomous-x/memory_compatibly.html
    For fans i would go with Scythe or TR.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007998%2050002108%20600035590&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=573%7C35-185-058%5E35-185-058-S01%2C35-185-005%5E35-185-005-S01%2C35-185-006%5E35-185-006-TS
    Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm PWM High Speed Fan - (SY1225SL12H-P)- $10.95
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11636/fan-744/Scythe_Slip_Stream_120mm_x_25mm_PWM_High_Speed_Fan_-_SY1225SL12H-P.html?tl=c365s936b14
    Scythe Kaze-Jyuni Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm PWM & V.R. Fan - (SY1225SL12HPVC)-$16.95
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10458/fan-690/Scythe_Kaze-Jyuni_Slip_Stream_120mm_x_25mm_PWM_and_VR_Fan_-_SY1225SL12HPVC.html?tl=c365s936b14#blank
    Thermalright FDB 120mm x 25mm Stealth Silent Fan - 1300RPM (TR-FDB-1300)- $14.99
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8323/fan-507/Thermalright_FDB_120mm_x_25mm_Stealth_Silent_Fan_-_1300RPM_TR-FDB-1300.html?tl=c15s60b34
  12. Buy the one that looks cooler, because they're both really good.
  13. I like that response Wolram.

    Davcon how do you think the enermax magma fans will work on either unit? I like the looks of this fan, and the specs seem really good. Am I missing the boat on this fan? The cfm seems very good, and they are quiet. Thanx
  14. I bought Scyth Slipstream PWM fan, like the one linked above (110cfm max) and it's really really good. The small hub is a nice feature, and it's also quite quiet even at top speed it's not roaring or anything.
  15. i have 2 scyth slipstream fans too
    they're EXTREMELY loud
  16. I don't find 37dBA loud, and it rarely ever reaches that noise unless I'm seriously stressing the CPU...
  17. boat capt said:
    I like that response Wolram.

    Davcon how do you think the enermax magma fans will work on either unit? I like the looks of this fan, and the specs seem really good. Am I missing the boat on this fan? The cfm seems very good, and they are quiet. Thanx

    There's really not alot of info i've seen regarding the Magma's since they are relatively new to the market.I've heard they're good though.
    However you are correct when referring to the recommended fan specs for the Mega.
    I've read countless reviews on both units and any fans over 1200-1300 rpm are a waste of time and offer no significant performance improvements just noise.
    99% of the reviews i've read concerning both units recommend Scythe fans for matching.
    Not too big on CM fans i have 3 in a CM case and while i think there decent they're definitely not what their specs say they are noise wise.
    I have Thermalrights and Antecs in my other case and it's quieter and has 3 more fans.
    I'll link a review on 140mm fans which to me is relevent because it demonstrates a companies ability to make a quiet and effective fan whether it's a 120mm or 140mm.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/140mm-fan-roundup.html
    Some SPCR reviews these guys are very serious and conduct proper test.
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/prolima-megahelams
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article63-page2.htm
    http://www.pugetsystems.com/ is now submitting and doing custom builds for SPCR's stamp of approval.
  18. boat capt said:
    If I go with the thermalright do you think these fans in a push/pull config would be very good http://www.newegg.com/Product?Prod[...] N82E16835214001. Enermax Magma fans. I like the specs, and the red color.

    I like that the thermalright clears the first slot on memory. I am using Mushkin redlines on an Asus P6X58D-e.

    Do you know if the Pro Meg clears all the slots so I can use the Mushkin redlines?

    Thank you very much.



    I have to agree on the redlines.. I use them and they fit under the Noctua D-14 ( i have it) so i think they should fit under just about anything.. and they are fast!
  19. Best answer
    Be daring and adventurous try the Armageddon it comes with a 140mm fan isn't as wide as the Mega and has better ram clearances.
    Temps between all 3 units is negligible imo 1-2C at most.
    Prolimatech Armageddon Intel CPU Heatsink w/ Vortex 14cm Fan - Sockets 775/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3 - $69.99
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10936/cpu-pro-14/Prolimatech_Armageddon_Intel_CPU_Heatsink_w_Vortex_14cm_Fan_-_Sockets_77511561366AM2AM2AM3_.html?tl=c369s757b165
    Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 140mm x 25mm CPU Fan (87 CFM / 18.1 dBA)-$12.99
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11748/fan-760/Prolimatech_Blue_Vortex_14_140mm_x_25mm_CPU_Fan_87_CFM_181_dBA.html?tl=c15s775b165
  20. agreed with davcon
  21. Thank you all.

    Davcon that cooler looks very good. With the larger fans it is still smaller. I wish it came with a red fan as opposed to the blue fan. I'm thinking of adding one red vortex fan, and not connecting the lights on the blue fan which comes with the cooler. If the rear fan closest to the rear of the case isn't lit it may look okay. Can you easily make connections to run the fan without any led lights on? My case has red lights so I think blue on the cooler fans may clash.
  22. boat capt said:
    Thank you all.

    Davcon that cooler looks very good. With the larger fans it is still smaller. I wish it came with a red fan as opposed to the blue fan. I'm thinking of adding one red vortex fan, and not connecting the lights on the blue fan which comes with the cooler. If the rear fan closest to the rear of the case isn't lit it may look okay. Can you easily make connections to run the fan without any led lights on? My case has red lights so I think blue on the cooler fans may clash.

    Just buy the extra red led vortex fan.
    The blue one isn't led anyways.
  23. Excellent Davcon. I misread the blue fan. I will order in the AM, and give it a try. One red led fan is plenty. Thanks again.
  24. Best answer selected by boat capt.
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