Tuesday, April 15th 2008

XIGMATEK Launches Achilles Cooler

XIGMATEK has launched a new direct-touch heatpipe cooler branded Achilles, which is compatible with Intel Socket 775 processors and AMD Socket 754 and newer processors. The direct-touch heatpipes allow for superior heat transfer and improved cooling capabilities, with the cooler boasting a 120mm fan with a noise level of 20.64 dBA. The heatsink comes equipped with four U-type heatpipes, whilst the fan features anti-vibration rubber clips to help minimise noise and four white LEDs.

Source: XIGMATEK
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33 Comments on XIGMATEK Launches Achilles Cooler

#1

I want that fan... ill swap my Xigmatek one for that orange baby :)
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#2
ShinyG
Xigmatek has definitely started their business on the right foot with the S1283! Probably most cooler manufacturers will go HDT, as the benefits are obvious (if you know how to properly apply thermal paste :P)
Good to see they're pushing the envelope with this new cooler, which has one more heatpipe, for a total of 4.
If the S1283 gave the Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme a run for it's money, I can't wait to see how this one performs.
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
maor wh00tcakes. 3 pipes were good 4 is ...
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Holy sardine whoring catfish batman! another Arctic cooling rip off!

::EDIT::

I furgot to add ---> :rockout::rockout::rockout:
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#5
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
Holy sardine whoring catfish batman! another Arctic cooling rip off!
No it isn't. AC doesn't have HDT. How is this a ripoff?
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#6
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: FreedomEclipse
Holy sardine whoring catfish batman! another Arctic cooling rip off!

::EDIT::

I furgot to add ---> :rockout::rockout::rockout:
this is better ...
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Pretty much I believe he is saying the design and style of it. After AC Made the Freezer Pro 64 and the Intel equivalent, alot of coolers started to mimic it. I think anywho :p

Anywho, awesome, it looks like my S1283 only with one more pipe and a purty orange fan.
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#8
hat
Maximum Overclocker
XIGMATEK is really a good brand and it sounds cool =)
They have great coolers for cheap. I hope they stay that way. It could be they are cheap just because they are new and are trying to gain a foothold on the market...
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#9
DaedalusHelios
Why not copper heatpipes..... talk about cheap Sheesh. :shadedshu
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#10
Dr. Spankenstein
Isn't this EXACTLY what imperialreign was suggesting a while ago?
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#11
DaedalusHelios
by: Dr. Spankenstein
Isn't this EXACTLY what imperialreign was suggesting a while ago?
Yeah but I believe he wanted the heatpipes to be copper. :)
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#12
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: DaedalusHelios
Why not copper heatpipes..... talk about cheap Sheesh. :shadedshu
There are plenty of XIGMATEK heatsinks with copper heatpipes. This is just something new.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001

I stopped here because I believe I already proved my point. I'm sure there's more.
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#13
DaedalusHelios
by: hat
There are plenty of XIGMATEK heatsinks with copper heatpipes. This is just something new.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001

I stopped here because I believe I already proved my point. I'm sure there's more.
read my system specs. :shadedshu

I am using a Xigmatek copper heatpipe cooler. The 120mm one.:laugh:
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Good for you, XIGMATEK coolers are pretty good.

As for this only having aluminum heatpipes, that keeps cost and weight down. I'm sure they will have a copper heatpipe version soon anyway.
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#15
tkpenalty
by: WarEagleAU
Pretty much I believe he is saying the design and style of it. After AC Made the Freezer Pro 64 and the Intel equivalent, alot of coolers started to mimic it. I think anywho :p

Anywho, awesome, it looks like my S1283 only with one more pipe and a purty orange fan.
He's totally incorrect because other no-name companies began the heatpipe craze :shadedshu:shadedshu:shadedshu.

This is total DOOM DOOM DOOM to other companies... And hat those are copper heatpipes with nickel plating. Nobody makes aluminium heatpipes because they don't work. However if I was to get that cooler I'd rip that 120mm fan and put the HDTS1283's own 120mm fan on (the 2k RPM one).

Guys at TPU PLEASE REVIEW THIS :D

EDIT: Whoa those heatpipes are so close to each other now! Massive base as well.

by: DaedalusHelios
read my system specs. :shadedshu

I am using a Xigmatek copper heatpipe cooler. The 120mm one.:laugh:
NICKEL PLATED COPPER PIPES. Not aluminium.
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#16
anticlutch
Where's the heel to this cooler (as in Achilles' Heel)? Could it be the price?
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#17
jbunch07
sweet! bout time this thing came out been waiting a while!
i think TPU should do a review hint hint
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#18
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
Very nice cooler. Anyone know if they are available in the US yet?
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#19
warup89
so wait is this a heavy contender for the TRUE h/s? or has it already been beaten?
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#20
tkpenalty
by: warup89
so wait is this a heavy contender for the TRUE h/s? or has it already been beaten?
The HDT S1283 is the contender for the TRUE, well the HDT S1283 has already beating the TRUE more like :laugh:. My TRUE boasted 4*C Higher temps vs my HDT S1283. This cooler is just like the final stab. (Unless they plan to fuse all the heatpipes...)
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#21
DaedalusHelios
by: tkpenalty
NICKEL PLATED COPPER PIPES. Not aluminium.
Unles you lap it past the nickel its still possible it would isolate its thermal conductivity. Last time I checked nickel didn't absorb heat aswell as copper. I think they did it to make it look more uniform in color then. ;)

The orange fan is a little like a kids toy. Higher CFM is what we need with a fan controller. Like a fan mate 2.
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#22
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: tkpenalty
The HDT S1283 is the contender for the TRUE, well the HDT S1283 has already beating the TRUE more like :laugh:. My TRUE boasted 4*C Higher temps vs my HDT S1283. This cooler is just like the final stab. (Unless they plan to fuse all the heatpipes...)
heatpipe FUSION!
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: DaedalusHelios
Unles you lap it past the nickel its still possible it would isolate its thermal conductivity. Last time I checked nickel didn't absorb heat aswell as copper. I think they did it to make it look more uniform in color then. ;)

The orange fan is a little like a kids toy. Higher CFM is what we need with a fan controller. Like a fan mate 2.
The small layer of nickel doesn't really affect heat transfer.
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#24
DaedalusHelios
by: newtekie1
The small layer of nickel doesn't really affect heat transfer.
I hope not. :(
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#25
tkpenalty
by: DaedalusHelios
I hope not. :(
It doesnt. There is virtually no perforce difference that is observable due to its really really really really small heat resistance.
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