Friday, October 2nd 2009

Xigmatek Intros Balder SD1283 CPU Cooler

Cooling specialist Xigmatek announced its latest CPU cooler, the Balder SD1283. The Balder maintains a design similar to most other tower coolers. The design consists of a base from which three heat pipes of 8 mm diameter making direct contact with the CPU, convey heat to a dense array of aluminum alloy fins. The CPU base has a mirror finish to ensure better surface contact.

The main unit measures 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm, and weighs 700 g with fan. The 120 mm fan spins at speeds between 1000 ~ 2200 rpm, with a maximum noise output of 28 dBA. The Xigmatek Balder supports all current sockets, including LGA-1366, LGA-1156, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2+/AM2. The package includes a bolt-thru kit for the LGA sockets, and enough rubber rivets to let you attach two fans. It is priced at 32.90 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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34 Comments on Xigmatek Intros Balder SD1283 CPU Cooler

#1
sneekypeet
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Mussels said:
am i the only one who likes those rubber things? they do wonders for vibration.
Love em unless youhave to take em off a lot. I usually oinly get 3-4 removals before the rubber ends snap and become useless. I dont think they should do anything other than these, I just needed a fan filter....lol
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Kantastic
sneekypeet said:
Love em unless youhave to take em off a lot. I usually oinly get 3-4 removals before the rubber ends snap and become useless. I dont think they should do anything other than these, I just needed a fan filter....lol
I've removed and put them back in 5+ times and every time I shove the mounts back into the fan I pull on the nipple-end like there's no tomorrow. Not even a sign of tear!
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#4
Kantastic
Any idea on the release date?
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#5
tigger
I'm the only one
I have a s1283 and dont mind having to tweak its nipples.I have a single 120x38mm fan on mine and it does a grand job,i dont even have the fan at its vpowerful and noisy full speed.
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#7
DaveK
The rubber fan mounts are ok, putting them on the fan I used a pliers, and it was easy putting it on the heatsink but taking them off is a pain in the ass but I just used a knife. The back plate was a pain in the ass when I couldn't find the sticky pad you put on it, it's a giant hassle but a dam good cooler, I love the Dark Knight :D

Shame they didn't do the S1283V like this, I personally think the Dark Knight is the best S128X cooler except the pure copper prototype lol, that's just pure awesomeness. The black fan goes nice with the black heatsink :D

They're all good though, reasonable price, comes with a good fan and all perform well. All they need is some quality thermal paste.
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#8
PP Mguire
Mussels said:
am i the only one who likes those rubber things? they do wonders for vibration.
Mussels just likes rubbers :roll:
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Mussels
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PP Mguire said:
Mussels just likes rubbers :roll:
they keep vibration AND babies away
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