Prolimatech MK-26 VGA Cooler Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2012-10-29

MK-26 is the latest high performance VGA cooler from Prolimatech that can be installed on quite a few cards and provides a total of 320 watts TDP. The cooler features six nickel-plated copper plates and can be cooled with a dual fan setup, 120mm or 140mm formats.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

In this review we will attempt an instalation of the MK-26 onto a Radeon HD 7970 OEM video card:




The sample that we have received from is a King Kit, which means that it also comes equipped with the necessary fans, this time a couple of 140mm BitFenix Spectre Pro PWM fans:




The white Spectre Pro PWM fans have the following specifications:


Materials: PC & PBT

Operating Voltage: 12VDC

Starting Voltage: 5VDC

Bearing Type: Fluid Dynamic Bearings (FDB)


Dimensions (mm): 140x140x25mm

Current (A): 0.40A±10%

Speed (RPM): 500-1800 RPM ±10%

Air Flow (CFM): 122.2 CFM

Air Pressure (mmH2O): 2.8 mmH2O

Noise (dB-A): 29.2 dB(A)


The fans come packed inside a stylish cardboard enclosure, with a plastic circular window on the front:




On the back side of the packaging, we will see the full list of Features and Specifications:




For security, the enclosure is sealed on both sides:




Besides the fan itself, inside we will also find a set of 4 screws, 4 rubber-isolated mounting pins and also 4 rubber grommets:




The fans use a dual ring construction chassis for vibration dampening purposes:





In the center we will find the logo of BitFenix:



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