VGA Cooler Roundup Part 1
Cases and Cooling
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The prize for most complete bundle goes to Prolimatech since their offering comes not only with a thermal paste tube, 5 wire straps, installation back plate, mounting screws and RAM heatsinks but you also get an extra fan mounting system which mounts on an extra PCI expansion slot and not on the main body of the unit. This is done to reduce the stress on the PCB and in turn on the mainboard. Unfortunately the user's/installation manual got lost in the way or something so it was nowhere to be seen inside the package.
The MK-13 is really massive and counts a total of 151 aluminum fins on both sides.
6 full copper nickel plated 6mm heatpipes run through all of the fins found on the MK-13. With such a massive design i would expect to see 8mm heat-pipes, perhaps that is something Prolimatech may consider with their next model.
Both the Prolimatech and the MK-13 logos are imprinted on the face of the cooler.
The all copper base features a mirror like finish and in order to mount it onto any card you need to add the universal mounting brackets.
Unfortunately the MK-13 also does not come with any kind of fans and so you need to choose what to place on your own. For this i chose a pair of 120mm noise blocker 2000RPM fans.
The extra fan installation bar can accommodate a wide selection of fans like 2x120mm fans or a single 140mm on the front and 2x92mm fans or a single 120mm on the top. Of course in order to make it as cost effective and fair to the competition as possible we used these 120mm fans.
Although the main body of the unit is massive the absence of the fans makes it seem rather small.
Yes we finally have a cooler with a back plate inside the bundle.