Date: July 26th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Prolimatech
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I don't usually spend much time on the box in these reviews, but Mr. Bones felt that Prolimatech's retail packaging is different enough to warrant a bit of attention. First of all, the “flip and lift” design of the box is easily opened, yet very secure. Inside, the cooler is protected by a plastic bag and sandwiched between two soft foam blocks, shares space with the installation guide and a small box containing the mounting hardware.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
In this photo we can see the rather slim profile (for a 6-pipe tower cooler, anyway) that Prolimatech hopes will be attractive to consumers. Even with two 140 X 25 mm fans, the Armageddon will be slimmer than some single fan cooling solutions. The fins are relatively widely spaced and the cooler should produce good cooling with lower-speed, lower-pressure fans as well as higher performance units. The fins are aluminum and there are lots of them. While the fins are joined on the sides of the Armageddon, there is plenty of open area here, too. The build quality and packaging allowed the cooler to arrive in pristine condition with no scuffs or bent fins. Of course, all bets are off after I get my ham-sized paws on it, but it looks great now.
The top of the cooler features a highly polished stainless steel cap and should be resistant to scratches and easy to keep shiny, if you care about such things. The cap also features the stamped logo we saw on the box. The six-6mm heatpipes carry the heat from the base into the finned area to be dissipated by the fan(s,) and the ‘pipes are arranged in a straight line across the width of the cooler.