Monday, October 22nd 2012

Xigmatek to Release the Apache III CPU Cooler

Norse mythology buff Xigmatek has a new CPU cooler coming out, the value-minded Apache III which features a radial fin design and offers support for Intel Socket LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPUs.

Xigmatek's cooler measures 110 x 52 mm, it weights 265 grams, and has an aluminum base, aluminum fins, and a 92 mm PWM fan operating at 1,200 to 2,500 RPM (20 dBA sound output). The Apache III is listed for pre-order in Australia and it costs AU$9.48 (~ US$9.78).
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16 Comments on Xigmatek to Release the Apache III CPU Cooler

what is this, 2004 all over again? re-branded Zalman's, weak sauce.
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old tech but they looks sweet
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Pretty cheap, good for HTPC with low TDP CPU perhaps?
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Animalpakold tech but they looks sweet
yep, the design looks sweet but if you need better cooling you need to find the other
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LOOK MOMMY! Xigmatek just invented Zalman...

... Quiet Billy, I already got you a TRU120E, you cant have another cooler.
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natr0nZalman says hi.

They didn't even ATTEMPT to change something...
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This is insulting to Australians like myself D:

I'm really surprised that Xigmatek didn't really change ANYTHING. I still have the 7000 from Zalman from many years back and then the newer heatpipe version, 8700LED last year to replace the 7000 in the HTPC and I must say that they are very decent coolers, except for restricting RAM and mobo mosfet heatsink sizes. But it is unlikely that uber high end ram and mobos will be used in a HTPC environment.
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The Exiled Airman
hell even thermaltake has their own version of this cooler, what gives honestly?
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Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I would not trust this cooler for even mid level OC's on newer CPU's. The aluminum base and fins is the major downfall of this cooler. This would probably be slightly better than stock coolers.
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Sweet I can use this on my Pentium 4 PresHOTT!!! Oh wait no 478 support?
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I saw this and was like oh cool I remember these working 10 years ago.... I had one, but it was Zalman, Zalman used to make great stuff
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