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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 13:29

Prolimatech Genesis All-in-one high end CPU cooler tested

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Long live the King


Prolimatech Genesis is a new cooler in the high-end segment of the CPU cooling market. Its design, as you can see, is pretty unusual but we’ve heard it packs a mean punch and we set out to see whether that is indeed the case.

Genesis' concept was talked about for around two years, but Prolimatech kept its promise an finalized the mass production step. As you can see, the cooler is anything but ordinary.

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Judging by size alone, Genesis should definitely do a good job, but its size might turn out to be a hindrance for those with smaller cases. Furthermore, Genesis’ size is in accordance with its price, meaning that it does not come cheap. You can find it priced at €60 at caseking.de, here.

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+5 #1 Nerdfighter 2011-02-15 15:54
Nice review, and the first one I could find. The design is pretty innovative, a fresh breath of air to the usual twin tower coolers. I have two questions though. 1. How does this fare against the Noctua NH-D14? 2. If you mount the fan to push air down to the RAM, would it get your RAM hotter since you're blowing the heat from the CPU onto the RAM?
 
 
+2 #2 Scootiep 2011-02-15 16:15
Very innovative design and good review, thanks guys. One thing I would add for consideration; my guess is that if you mounted the fan parallel to the motherboard in reverse, you would improve airflow. It seems to me that if you were sucking the air up off of the RAM instead of pushing the already heated air down onto the DIMMS, that air would then be drawn through the perpendicular fan through the second part of the heat-sink and out the exhaust fan on the back of the chasse. I think this would follow the natural airflow of the case more appropriately and prevent any hot air "dead" spaces in between the memory modules. Just my two cents of course.
 
 
0 #3 123s 2011-02-15 16:38
I like the design a lot too, just the price, 60$ without fans is not nice. Hope more affordable models come with this kind of design soon.
 
 
-2 #4 blandead 2011-02-15 16:43
Great review! Do you think you can do a quick noise test comparison please? Would love to see how loud it is.
 
 
0 #5 godrilla 2011-02-15 17:01
nice review
 
 
-1 #6 The blue fox 2011-02-15 17:35
Why not get a h50. It's cheaper, less noise, wont blow CPU heat on to the RAM, wont interfere with ram Coolers or motherboard coolers.
 
 
0 #7 ViperSpec 2011-02-15 17:50
Nice review. But I too will probably stick with my H50 push/pull set up. Keeps my CPU nice and cool so far, and its dang quiet even with the two higher end fans I'm using on it now.
 
 
-1 #8 Squall_Leonhart 2011-02-15 18:49
it looks stupid.
 
 
+4 #9 Nerdfighter 2011-02-15 19:04
Quoting The blue fox:
Why not get a h50. It's cheaper, less noise, wont blow CPU heat on to the RAM, wont interfere with ram Coolers or motherboard coolers.

The H50 won't get near as good temps as the best air-coolers. It's not cheaper: costs about the same in Caseking. Noise is decided by fans, and the H70 for example is loud as hell. Being able to clear Corsair Dominators is already pretty good for a huge cooler.
 
 
+1 #10 BiohazardSperm 2011-02-15 20:02
Design looks just like a the Coolermaster V10 just without a shroud one set of fins and TEC.
 

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