Prolimatech Samuel 17
Lately we’ve seen several CPU coolers that sport the tower-styled design setup, and our testing has shown this to be very efficient in terms of sheer cooling performance. However, another popular design is the top-down (aka impingement or C-type) style. While this setup doesn’t offer quite the cooling prowess as the tower designs, it does offer some advantages, particulary when available space inside a case is an issue.
We’ve examined Prolimatech’s top heatsinks and found them to be very capable tower-styled coolers, posting some excellent results overall. And today we’re testing its newest sibling, the Samuel 17, which offers a top-down design in a much smaller and low profile for those who may have a cramped smallform or HTPC setup.
We have no doubts about Prolimatech’s renowned reputation for top cooling products, but the Samuel 17 is a different breed since it’s not designed for absolute killer overclocking performance. It will be interesting to see if it can live up to its moniker, reflecting the David and Goliath story from the Bible. Can this little cooler succeed?
Let’s take a closer look at the Prolimatech Samuel 17 and see how it fares.
"Prolimatech, founded in 2008 is headquartered in Taiwan, led by a team of dedicated experts with 22 years of accumulated experience in the field of computer thermal solutions. Prolimatech incorporates integration of the aerospace resource-saving technology and advanced heat conduction technology to create the best heat absorption and dissipation solutions while pertaining to the science of aesthetics. Our never-ending quest is to satisfy every computer overclocker’s and every enthusiast’s needs for high quality and performance oriented thermal solutions for their high-end computer components."