Package and Contents
The Xigmatek Aegir comes in a fancy, multi-layered carton, with a window on its front-thru-right corner. This window lets you see Aegir’s most distinctive feature, the Double layer Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT), and the CPU base. We’ll discuss this feature in some detail a little later. The front also lists out features in bullet-points, exclaims the DL-HDT feature, and uses a neo-classical warrior character holding a trident as an aesthetic touch. It displays the AMD Phenom II logo to let you know right away that AMD sockets are supported (a number of coolers these days are leaving out AMD sockets support), a generic logo designed by Xigmatek also shows that Intel Core i3/i5/i7 series processors are supported.
The back of the box gives you a well-detailed specifications table, and a few more pictures of the cooler, focusing on its unique features. The dude with the trident is there, too.
Upon opening the box, there are two trays locked into each other, one holding the heatsink and backplate, the other holding the fan and a box containing accessories. It’s definitely a nice touch to have all the accessories packed away into that small box.
The accessories box contains:
- A sachet containing all the screws, nuts and bolts you’ll need
- Retention plates for Intel and AMD sockets
- A small spanner
- A sachet containing eight rubber bolts to latch the fan(s) onto the heatsink
- A syringe containing thermal paste