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Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Ed. Ceramic Coated Heatsink Review Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Ed. Ceramic Coated Heatsink Review
Here's what Frostytech has been able to find out. The black ceramic coating on the Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Ed. heatsink is described as high thermal conductivity metal surface treatment by its manufacturer; SAU Applied Materials.


Date: Oct 10, 2012
Model No.: Dark Knight SD1283
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Xigmatek Prime SD1484 Heatsink Review Xigmatek Prime SD1484 Heatsink Review
On the heatsink test bench today is Xigmatek's Prime SD1484 heatsink which features a few notable changes to the standard, stock tower heatsink Xigmatek offers. For starters, the edges of the aluminum fins are squished slightly to form a blunt knife edge to reduce air flow resistance - Gigabyte tried this in 2006 with good results.


Date: Oct 21, 2011
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Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatsink Review Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatsink Review
Forged in the mountains by a one-eye'd master heatsink maker who learned the trade before the dawn of the first X86 integrated circuit, the Xigmatek SD1283 Gaia heatsink is... is... ...yet another tower heatsink built around the direct touch heatpipe technique.


Date: Jul 04, 2011
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Xigmatek Loki SD963 Mid-Compact Heatsink Review Xigmatek Loki SD963 Mid-Compact Heatsink Review
If you take a heatsink like the Xigmatek Loki SD963 heatsink in hand and flip it over, what you'll see is an aluminum base with three deep channels cut into it.


Date: Apr 30, 2011
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Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review
Xigmatek continues the new trend of heatpipe stacking with its latest heatsink, the S128264 Aegir. The Aegir is an exposed heatpipe base tower heatsink made to accommodate one or two 120mm fans.


Date: Feb 08, 2011
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Xigmatek Thors Hammer S126384 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review Xigmatek Thors Hammer S126384 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review
Standing 157mm tall, the Xigmatek Thors Hammer heatsink tips the scales at 800 grams and has a rather boxy footprint of 120 x 116mm. It accomodates one or two 120mm fans that mount to the fins with special rubber vibration absorbing posts.


Date: Aug 03, 2009
Model No.: S126384 Thor's Hammer
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Xigmatek Talisman NPC-D721 Laptop Cooling Pad Xigmatek Talisman NPC-D721 Laptop Cooling Pad
Most notebooks have cooling vents on their bottom which are critical to drawing air into the computer to cool different components. The cooling pad ensures that a steady flow of fresh makes it into the notebook, in turn keeping temperatures in check.


Date: Mar 01, 2009
Model No.: Talisman NPC-D721
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Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 Heatsink Review Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 Heatsink Review
The S1283's fan has been swapped out for a smoky translucent plastic, and four white LED's illuminate the spinning blades. Otherwise you get three heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor.


Date: Dec 21, 2008
Model No.: Dark Knight S1283
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Xigmatek HDT-S1284EE Heatsink Review Xigmatek HDT-S1284EE Heatsink Review
HDT-S1284EE heatsink is an extension of the Achilles model, built on the same great frame but with a new fan that offers identical performance and just about the same noise values.


Date: Sep 03, 2008
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Xigmatek Achilles S1284 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review Xigmatek Achilles S1284 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
Xigmatek's Achilles S1284 heatsink is equipped with rubber vibration absorbing fan posts, a 120mm PWM fan that scales in speed from 800-1500RPM and a couple white LEDs for dramatic effect.


Date: Jul 19, 2008
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Xigmatek HDT-SD964 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review Xigmatek HDT-SD964 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
The Xigmatek HDT-SD964 is a potent CPU cooler because it puts four copper heatpipes in direct contact with the processor.


Date: Apr 28, 2008
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Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 heatsink features three heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor, resulting in one very potent CPU cooler. The technique is called heatpipe Direct Touch, and for today's class of heatspreader capped processors it's the only way to go.


Date: Jan 22, 2008
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Xigmatek MAC-S3501 Memory Heatspreaders Review Xigmatek MAC-S3501 Memory Heatspreaders Review
Only very recently has computer memory required heatsinks, and more often than not this is because users are overclocking and over-volting RAM into the stratosphere.


Date: Jan 20, 2008
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Xigmatek HDT-S983 Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review Xigmatek HDT-S983 Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review
Frostytech is testing out Xigmatek's new HDT-S983 heatsink, an innovative thermal solution that employs sculpted & textured aluminum fins.


Date: Dec 28, 2007
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Xigmatek HDT-S963 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review Xigmatek HDT-S963 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
This is not your average aluminum heatsink with copper heatpipes, but it looks innocent enough from the outside. The Xigmatek HDT-S963 heatsink is a unique thermal solution because the German thermal engineers who designed it.


Date: Jun 25, 2007
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Xigmatek AIO-S80DP Self-Contained Watercooling Heatsink Review Xigmatek AIO-S80DP Self-Contained Watercooling Heatsink Review
The Xigmatek AIO-S80DP is both a new approach to watercooling, and the first salvo from an entirely new heatsink manufacturer.


Date: Feb 01, 2007
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