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XIGMATEK Launches Achilles Cooler

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    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.

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    I want that fan... ill swap my Xigmatek one for that orange baby :)
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    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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    maor wh00tcakes. 3 pipes were good 4 is ...
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    Holy sardine whoring catfish batman! another Arctic cooling rip off!

    ::EDIT::

    I furgot to add ---> :rockout::rockout::rockout:
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    No it isn't. AC doesn't have HDT. How is this a ripoff?
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    this is better ...
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    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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    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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    Why not copper heatpipes..... talk about cheap Sheesh. :shadedshu
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    Isn't this EXACTLY what imperialreign was suggesting a while ago?
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    Yeah but I believe he wanted the heatpipes to be copper. :)
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    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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    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.

    NICKEL PLATED COPPER PIPES. Not aluminium.
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    Where's the heel to this cooler (as in Achilles' Heel)? Could it be the price?
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    sweet! bout time this thing came out been waiting a while!
    i think TPU should do a review hint hint
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    Very nice cooler. Anyone know if they are available in the US yet?
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    so wait is this a heavy contender for the TRUE h/s? or has it already been beaten?
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    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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    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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    heatpipe FUSION!
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    The small layer of nickel doesn't really affect heat transfer.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    I hope not. :(

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