Thursday, June 20th 2013

Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467 Released

Displayed initially at the recently concluded Computex event in Taipei, Xigmatek's newest cooler employs a number of unconventional design choices, meant to usher "the future of CPU cooling." The cooler sits on a solid copper base from which seven 6 mm heat pipes conduct heat into two distinct fin stacks, the five central heat pipes feed the upper, larger aluminium fin stack, which is cooled by a 140 mm PWM fan spinning at 800-1200 RPM, while the two peripheral heat pipes conduct the heat into a smaller aluminium fin stack, situated underneath the larger one, and being cooled by its own 80 mm PWM fan with a maximum speed of 2000 RPM. The heat sink's weight is 875 grams and its makers claim it can dissipate up to 180 W using the two stock fans. Xigmatek chose to dress up the cooler in a black plastic shroud which some may find appealing. I, however, do not find myself among them.

Overview and Features:
  • Seven high quality heat-pipes and copper base material - effective heat transfer.
  • Duel set of Heat-sink fins allows additional heat dissipation to other components on the motherboard.
  • Fans can be reverse mounted.
  • Supports E-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX form factors.
  • Extremely quiet.
  • Fans are equipped with FCB (Fluid circulative bearing)
  • Fans are equipped with white LED's.
  • Cooler cover-plate protects fins whilst adding a unique design.
  • Braided cables on fan, keeps the wires hidden and maintains aesthetics of the interior.
  • Easy to install
For additional info and complete specs please visit the official product page.
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19 Comments on Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467 Released

#1
20mmrain
I think it looks cool..... but to make my final decision I would have to see it installed.
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
Plastic would have to go.. Kinda curious what the price tag is.
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#3
Roph
That is one good looking cooler.
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#4
d1nky
hmm looks more like a speaker than a cooler.

people would ask whats that in my case.... and id have to explain, which is tideous!
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#5
natr0n
It's like functional art.
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#6
BiggieShady
Looks like big cooler is humping a little cooler :laugh: ... but seriously, 5 pipes for a big heat sink and 2 for a little one - and these 2 pipes are on the edge of contact surface - I wonder how much actually the little heat sink contributes?
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#7
GreiverBlade
well Orthrus (Orthros) or Orthus (Orthos) (Greek: Ὄρθρος; Ὄρθος) is a 2 headed dog in the Greek mythology ... at last it make sense to call that heatsink like that ... :roll:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthrus

i like the look tho it remind me the CoolerMaster V10
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#8
Jorge
This is a pretty complex design and likely to be expensive. Unless it shows 5+ C lower temps than the tower style coolers like the Aegir which is the best bang-for-the-buck atm, it would be a tough sell to me. I think the thermal limit has been reached for conventional HSF cooling without adding considerable expense.

Even if the CPU cooler has more capacity it may be offset by blowing the hot air against the mobo, RAM and heatsinks vs. a tower design which exhausts the heat out the back of the case. IME the tower HSFs are the best designs and quite effective. Many people also like the styling as these are quite the work of art.
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#9
drdeathx
by: d1nky
hmm looks more like a speaker than a cooler.

people would ask whats that in my case.... and id have to explain, which is tideous!
Put your ear to it and tell us what happens!:wtf::wtf::wtf:
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#10
Widjaja
Reminds me of the Coolermaster plastic fantastic V8 and V10.
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#11
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Bleh.. Looks like it is covered with a plastic tupperware or something. Thing would clog up dust eventually. Plastic + dust = nasty. Inefficient use of heatpipes as well.
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#12
badtaylorx
ok Xigmatech.....

you have my attention!
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#13
EpicShweetness
by: BiggieShady
Looks like big cooler is humping a little cooler :laugh: ... but seriously, 5 pipes for a big heat sink and 2 for a little one - and these 2 pipes are on the edge of contact surface - I wonder how much actually the little heat sink contributes?
That's what I was wondering why they give the "initial" heaksink the least amount of contact? With smaller CPU's (LGA 1150) it might prove to be a deficient. It would definitely have a good contact with a beast of chip (LGA 2011), but still move those heatpipes to the center of the plate Xigmatek.
Other then that I like the look of the cooler, yes it's plastic but the view of it on a windowed case I think would be pretty nice.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Jorge
This is a pretty complex design and likely to be expensive. Unless it shows 5+ C lower temps than the tower style coolers like the Aegir which is the best bang-for-the-buck atm, it would be a tough sell to me. I think the thermal limit has been reached for conventional HSF cooling without adding considerable expense.

Even if the CPU cooler has more capacity it may be offset by blowing the hot air against the mobo, RAM and heatsinks vs. a tower design which exhausts the heat out the back of the case. IME the tower HSFs are the best designs and quite effective. Many people also like the styling as these are quite the work of art.
But not every one uses tower cases and some times not by option. The real question is how it stands against other C type coolers.
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#15
tigger
I'm the only one
Personally, I think the two outer pipes are not needed. The inner 5 are on the flat cpu contact area, but the outer two are not, so a bit pointless. Also the bigger top fan is going to be blowing onto the lower smaller fan, what will happen to the smaller fans rpm?
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#16
m1dg3t
by: natr0n
It's like functional art.
Looks more like functional crap to me. Sorry. :o

Minus that shroud, i'd buy it. The more plastic they slap on/in to PCs the less i like them.
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#17
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
plastic may be ugly, but to get some designs to perform up to snuff if you will, you have to close off the sides to keep the air from just blowing out the sides and not cooling anything. I think this is what is going on in this instance. Doesn't make it any more sexy, but it is more functional than without it is my guess.
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#18
m1dg3t
by: sneekypeet
plastic may be ugly, but to get some designs to perform up to snuff if you will, you have to close off the sides to keep the air from just blowing out the sides and not cooling anything. I think this is what is going on in this instance. Doesn't make it any more sexy, but it is more functional than without it is my guess.
I understand this, but they could have used some metal instead ;)

Looks better, IMO, and is better for the enviroment.

Guess i should have said "Minus the plastic shroud" or "If only the shroud were made of metal" :o
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#19
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I prefer coolers with just closed fins, where they bend the fins to hit the next in the stack as well. Plastic is just so you can leave a lot of ugly under it:roll:
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