Thursday, May 16th 2013

Xigmatek Announces Janus Low-profile CPU Cooler

Xigmatek rolled out the Janus low-profile CPU Cooler. It uses a C-type aluminum fin-array design. From a mirror-polished nickel-plated copper base, six 6 mm-thick heat pipes convey heat to an aluminum fin-stack arranged along the plane of the motherboard. It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration. The top fan is a 10 mm-thick 120 mm spinner, while the bottom one is a 15 mm-thick 80 mm one. The bigger fan spins at 800-1200 RPM, pushing up to 38.42 CFM of air; while the smaller one does around 2000 RPM, pushing 13.53 CFM. Measuring 120 x 110 x 45 mm (WxDxH), the Janus weighs about 430 g. It supports most modern CPU socket types, including Intel LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA1366, and LGA775; and AMD AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2, FM2/FM1.
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27 Comments on Xigmatek Announces Janus Low-profile CPU Cooler

#1
HCC
As seen in the pictures, the top fan pushes air down, and the bottom one pushes air... up?
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#2
AlienIsGOD
by: HCC
As seen in the pictures, the top fan pushes air down, and the bottom one pushes air... up?
as said in release "It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration."
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#3
Caenlen29
Neat design, but depending how expensive it is, for not much space to work with still might be better off with a Corsair H80 or something.
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#4
micropage7
nice cooler but with tight space on lower fan, will it give much improvement of cooling
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#5
FYFI13
Another "fry your chipset/RAM" cooler? No thank you.
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#6
bear jesus
I want two small downwards flowing coolers to replace two stock FM2 ones i'm currently using and this might be suitable, although i want to see reviews first.

by: FYFI13
Another "fry your chipset/RAM" cooler? No thank you.
Could you please explain what you mean by that?
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#7
ryanmartin
Reminds me of the SilverStone NT06 Pro. Looks like a nice alternative if you are looking for dual fans but still want to keep a low profile.

A 10mm thick fan is hugely impressive, all the "thin" 120mm fans i've seen (like the Gelid Slim 12 UV for example) are 17mm thick. Are you 100% certain it is 10mm though as you say the bottom fan is 15mm thick yet the top one looks bigger? Maybe the top fan is 17/20mm not 10mm?
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#8
FYFI13
by: bear jesus
Could you please explain what you mean by that?
This "cooler" is designed to push hot air onto motherboard and it's components. Previously i had TT Big Typhoon and northbridge temps were as high as ~ +60C while gaming. Not to mention the RAM that was too hot to touch... After switching to Corsair H80 temps dropped to ~ +35C on NB.
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#9
micropage7
by: FYFI13
This "cooler" is designed to push hot air onto motherboard and it's components. Previously i had TT Big Typhoon and northbridge temps were as high as ~ +60C while gaming. Not to mention the RAM that was too hot to touch... After switching to Corsair H80 temps dropped to ~ +35C on NB.
just add some fan to give you airflow and help you to get some fresh and cool air :D
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#10
bear jesus
by: FYFI13
This "cooler" is designed to push hot air onto motherboard and it's components. Previously i had TT Big Typhoon and northbridge temps were as high as ~ +60C while gaming. Not to mention the RAM that was too hot to touch... After switching to Corsair H80 temps dropped to ~ +35C on NB.
I am only interested in using this style of cooler on 65w FM2 APUs so i would hope that would not be an issue.

They come with small aluminum heat sinks which cool the chip and surrounding components well enough but not quiet enough thus why i want to replace them, i would hope this is overkill for the heat they produce.
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#11
Jorge
by: bear jesus
I want two small downwards flowing coolers to replace two stock FM2 ones i'm currently using and this might be suitable, although i want to see reviews first.



Could you please explain what you mean by that?
There is a false belief perpetuated that if the heated CPU exhaust air isn't specifically directed away from the mobo that this will some how overheat the Northbridge or Southbridge chipset. IME this is never the case but if someone has a small case, poor airflow, the ambient room temp if 100 F all the time and the PC is running under 100% load for a few hours, maybe the chipset could get too hot - but I think it's a stretch.

BTW, 60C is not even close to overheating a chipset.
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#12
d1nky
wow ive never exceeded 40*c on a chipset! and when i was close its because i was folding with no fans in the case.

that cooler would look kinda cool on a gfx card lol
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#13
bear jesus
by: Jorge
There is a false belief perpetuated that if the heated CPU exhaust air isn't specifically directed away from the mobo that this will some how overheat the Northbridge or Southbridge chipset. IME this is never the case but if someone has a small case, poor airflow, the ambient room temp if 100 F all the time and the PC is running under 100% load for a few hours, maybe the chipset could get too hot - but I think it's a stretch.

BTW, 60C is not even close to overheating a chipset.
I think it would greatly depend on the setup as if a downwards flowing cooler was paired with a hot CPU that can really heat up the heat sink i think it could have a negative difference, but that would be more to do with a bad selection.

I say this as i was a silly bear and put stock AMD athlon x2 65w TDP heat sink on a 125w phenom 9850 on a DFI lan party jr board which the heat coming from that was blowing on to the stick of ram next to the socket and on the VRM heat sink which had a heat pipe running to the north bridge which all got much hotter than when i had it paired with the phenom x2 965 stock cooler which i intended to be used with the 9850.

But that was my fault for using the wrong cooler when i was testing spare parts for a HTPC setup.
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#15
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
nowthis, is a real low profile cooler.
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#16
koaschten
by: AlienIsGOD
as said in release "It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration."
No it's not, the picture clearly shows that the top fan is in "Top Down" and the bottom fan is in "Bottom Up" direction blowing, so basically... they push air against each other.

Bad PR photo's are bad.
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#17
natr0n
by: koaschten
No it's not, the picture clearly shows that the top fan is in "Top Down" and the bottom fan is in "Bottom Up" direction blowing, so basically... they push air against each other.

Bad PR photo's are bad.
I think there is some kind of a rule to never show the backs of fans :laugh:
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#18
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: koaschten
No it's not, the picture clearly shows that the top fan is in "Top Down" and the bottom fan is in "Bottom Up" direction blowing, so basically... they push air against each other.

Bad PR photo's are bad.
its done to hide the OEM i guess?
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#19
drdeathx
by: koaschten
No it's not, the picture clearly shows that the top fan is in "Top Down" and the bottom fan is in "Bottom Up" direction blowing, so basically... they push air against each other.

Bad PR photo's are bad.
Just asking, do you know what push/pull is? This is not Xigamateks 1st rodeo.....It clearly states:
It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration.
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#20
koaschten
by: drdeathx
Just asking, do you know what push/pull is? This is not Xigamateks 1st rodeo.....It clearly states:
Of course I do, but look at the fans, closely...

1st Image clearly shows Top-Down.
2nd Image shows Bottom-Up. (or inverted Top-Down, because the image show the cooler turned around)
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#21
drdeathx
by: koaschten
Of course I do, but look at the fans, closely...
I have no idea why you are trolling the thread. You cannot see the blades on the lower fan so I don't know how you can distinguish which way the bottom fan is blowing..... I will re-itterate:

It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration. I don't know how to further explain for you to understand.
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#22
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: drdeathx
I have no idea why you are trolling the thread.
really I was thinking the same about you! The images clearly show both fans pointing at each other regardless of how it is supposed to be done.
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#23
Lazermonkey
The fans are obviously arranged in a way where they are directing air flow in the same direction.

Why are some of you confused over such a simple thing? :confused:



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#24
koaschten
Because in the news the pic looks like this?!



and not like this:
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#25
Eric_Cartman
by: drdeathx
I have no idea why you are trolling the thread. You cannot see the blades on the lower fan so I don't know how you can distinguish which way the bottom fan is blowing..... I will re-itterate:

It is ventilated by two fans arranged in a top-flow push-pull configuration. I don't know how to further explain for you to understand.
Why is it that you always seem to show up in a thread, make some massively incorrect statement, then argue about it and insult anyone that doesn't agree with you?

There is a name for that...
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