Prolimatech Genesis

Coolers, Reviews

Installation

Test Rig

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE
Motherboard: Gigabite GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
RAM: Geil Ultra Plus 2000MHZ CL9 2x2GB
GPU: MSI Radeon HD5850 1GB
Storage: 2x WD 250GB 16MB Caviar SE
PSU: Zalman ZM600-HP

Installing this cooler can lead to some unwanted results if one tries to install the cooler while having the motherboard mounted in a case; like I did. The horizontal heatsink overlaps the base sink partially so there isn’t much vision when aligning the cooler and tightening the screws isn’t as easy as with a typical Prolimatech cooler.

Prolimatech Genesis

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One first installs the heatsink.

Prolimatech Genesis

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And then clips on the fans. It can be easier to already plug the fan connector before even mounting the heatsink.

That said, the installation still isn’t hard at all; I’ve had much worse. Important to note is that the RAM is covered so you will have to remove the heatsink in order to remove the RAM; which for an enthusiast, is highly impractical. The good part is that the RAM receives its extra airflow, which it barely needs.

Having spoken with Caseking, apparently most high profile kits will fit without too much difficulty.

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Last modified: April 21, 2011

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