Monday, September 27th 2010

Xigmatek Also Intros GAIA SD1283 CPU Cooler

Xigmatek's launch of the LOKI SD963 isn't the only one for the day, the company also rolled out its slightly larger sibling, the Gaia SD1283, which also seems to be targeted at value conscious buyers seeking high cooling performance. This one is larger than the LOKI in being able to accommodate 120 mm fans. It measures 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm, weighing 460 g (heatsink). The heatsink features forked-X shaped fins that have a slight bump towards the center, to increase turbulence and surface area. Like its smaller sibling, it also features three copper heat pipes, but 8 mm thick. The heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU at the base. The company bundles one 120 mm spinner that does 800~1500 rpm with a noise output level of 16 to 24 dBA. Angled rubber bolts dampen vibrations as they hold the fan on to the heatsink.

Source: Xigmatek
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7 Comments on Xigmatek Also Intros GAIA SD1283 CPU Cooler

#1
buggalugs
Not a fan of Xigmatech coolers, no homo.
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mastrdrver
So they released a cheaper Balder?
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#3
HillBeast
Looks capable enough, but it just looks cheap. I dunno, that's what I feel. The fan looks like something you get in one of those no-named Chinese ATX cases.
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BraveSoul
i like the 8 mm pipes, wonder how much more heat they can transfer to the blades vs traditional 6mm pipes
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tkpenalty
What xigmatek have done is produce a cheaper S1283 HDT by removing the redundant areas on the aluminium fins, and thus save money on alu. Its a good step, as it reduces weight and hopefully will be slightly cheaper.

Nothing special about this cooler.
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pantherx12
by: BraveSoul
i like the 8 mm pipes, wonder how much more heat they can transfer to the blades vs traditional 6mm pipes
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I've a Alpenf├│hn Nordwand it has 5 8mm heatpipes, only 3 make contact on my cpu and the thing still outperforms thermalrignhts ultra 120 ex.

I plan on putting a copper heatspreader down so all pipes can be used soon XD
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Panther got a link to that cooler?

As for Xigmatek, they make some pretty good coolers at affordable prices so not sure how cheap they went with these two. That Thors Hammer is a sexy beast though. Seen that in Gigaparts the other day.
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