Low profile CPU coolers are taking off in popularity these days as people look to build their own NAS systems, HTPCs and portable gaming rigs. With so many low profile CPU coolers out there it is easy to get overwhelmed but today we are hoping to simplify things a bit as we are taking a look at another low profile CPU cooler this time courtesy of Prolimatech. The Prolimatech Samuel 17 is a low profile CPU cooler boasting six 6mm heat pipes and support for an 120mm fan and it measures in at just 45mm tall before adding a fan. The Samuel 17 is Prolimatech’s only low profile CPU cooler that they have ever made and they specifically market it for HTPC systems.
With a whole host of competitors to the Prolimatech Samuel 17 (such as the Gelid Slim Hero, Scythe Big Shuriken 2, Noctua NH-L12 and so on) we are really hoping that it can deliver something good because the competition is pretty stiff these days in the low profile CPU cooler market.
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