Friday, October 2nd 2009

Xigmatek Intros Balder SD1283 CPU Cooler

Cooling specialist Xigmatek announced its latest CPU cooler, the Balder SD1283. The Balder maintains a design similar to most other tower coolers. The design consists of a base from which three heat pipes of 8 mm diameter making direct contact with the CPU, convey heat to a dense array of aluminum alloy fins. The CPU base has a mirror finish to ensure better surface contact.

The main unit measures 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm, and weighs 700 g with fan. The 120 mm fan spins at speeds between 1000 ~ 2200 rpm, with a maximum noise output of 28 dBA. The Xigmatek Balder supports all current sockets, including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2+/AM2. The package includes a bolt-thru kit for the LGA sockets, and enough rubber rivets to let you attach two fans. It is priced at 32.90 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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34 Comments on Xigmatek Intros Balder SD1283 CPU Cooler

#1
pantherx12
Ah dedicated second fan area now : ]
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#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The Xigmatech coolers are really good performers for the price, but I really wish they would get rid of those retarded rubber fan mounts. The bend the fins all to shit when you put them on...
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#3
pantherx12
Putting them on wasn't to hard, how ever swapping the fan for another is a pain in the arse.

They should try and make something like the fans on artic freezer coolers, the fan its self having its own special suspension.
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#4
afw
Looks great ..... :rockout: .... bet it outperforms all its predecessors .... :respect:
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#5
Kenshai
by: afw
Looks great ..... :rockout: .... bet it outperforms all its predecessors .... :respect:
It probably matches them which the original fan, but adding the second one will no doubt make it better.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
i wounder if ovel pipes would cool the pipes down better. Just a thought hat i have not seen anyone try.

If they were ovel more air would pass them right ?.
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
curious - i wonder how it compares to the older ones (and how the price compares, locally)
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#8
entropy13
I thought it was a "more bald" cooler. :laugh:
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#9
[I.R.A]_FBi
is it copper with nickel or al? heatpipes?
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#10
t77snapshot
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
is it copper with nickel or al? heatpipes?
It has to be nickle plated, there is no way Xig will take a step back. Sweet looking cooler!:)
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yeah rubber mounts on the fins can be a pain to install, but not as bad as putting the nipples through the fan blade mounts. I wish they went Thermalright, Tuniq or AC fan mounting.
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#13
pantherx12
Firstly, I giggled at " not as bad as putting the nipples through the fan blade mounts*

and secondly I agree, I had to use a screw driver to push those nipples through.
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#14

How many revisions did it take to finally add this on?
#15
SirJangly
I still haven't mounted my s1283. It's been a month :) This looks nice though!
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#16
pantherx12
I just bought an S1283 and its a real nice cooler, especially for the price.

Changed the fan for a higher CFM one and it works a treat on my xeon 3220.

Can only assume this one does even better.

I expect similar results with just one fan, perhaps 1 c or so difference, but with two fans :D much better temperatures under load.
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#17
erocker
by: pantherx12
Firstly, I giggled at " not as bad as putting the nipples through the fan blade mounts*

and secondly I agree, I had to use a screw driver to push those nipples through.
It's easy, You stick the nipple in the hole and pull it through. No tools required. Attatching the other end of the rubber mounts to the heatsink can be a pain, you just need to make sure they line up correctly.
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by: erocker
It's easy, You stick the nipple in the hole and pull it through. No tools required. Attatching the other end of the rubber mounts to the heatsink can be a pain, you just need to make sure they line up correctly.
I have stubby fingers so I needed needle nosed pliers :(
#19
pantherx12
For me it just felt like the nipples were going to tear as I pulled them, felt much safer pushing them through.
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#20
Kantastic
They should've sleeved the fan cable on this rev... and they better have the same exact fan for sale separate or I'm going to choke them. :D
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#21
Nick89
by: newtekie1
The Xigmatech coolers are really good performers for the price, but I really wish they would get rid of those retarded rubber fan mounts. The bend the fins all to shit when you put them on...
Only if you do it wrong.


JK, just be really careful when mounting them, but yes they do suck.
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#23
Mussels
Moderprator
am i the only one who likes those rubber things? they do wonders for vibration.
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#24
Kenshai
by: Mussels
am i the only one who likes those rubber things? they do wonders for vibration.
I love the rubber mounts.
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#25
Kantastic
Yeah... they're awesome, I don't know why people are complaining that they're hard to put on. (or take off for that matter, all it takes is a pen/pencil.)
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