Friday, August 31st 2018

XIGMATEK Intros Apache Plus Top-flow CPU Cooler

XIGMATEK today introduced the Apache Plus, an entry-level top-flow CPU cooler that looks more expensive than it is. Its design involves a radially-projecting anodized aluminium fin-stack that's bunched up at the center to make the base; and ventilated by a custom-design 120 mm fan. This fan features multi-color LEDs (not RGB), takes in 3-pin DC input, spins at around 1,600 RPM, pushing up to 89 CFM of air, with up to 22 dBA noise output. Supporting thermal loads of just up to 95W, the Apache Plus is just a quieter, better-looking replacement for your stock cooler. Measuring 123 mm x 123 mm x 125 mm (LxWxH), it weighs around 275 g. Both LGA115x and AM4 sockets are supported. Expect a sub-$20 price.
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34 Comments on XIGMATEK Intros Apache Plus Top-flow CPU Cooler

#1
Kursah
Didn't know they were making new coolers, this one reminds me of something I'd expect to have seen from Zalman.
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#2
blobster21
"Kursah said:
Didn't know they were making new coolers, this one reminds me of something I'd expect to have seen from Zalman.
Absolutely ! the original CNPS 7000Cu. The cpu die is not pure copper though, and the top of this heatsink is topped by a fan, when the original CNPS7000 had the fan within its cooling fins.
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Kursah
"blobster21 said:
Absolutely ! the original CNPS 7000Cu. The cpu die is not pure copper though, and the top of this heatsink is topped by a fan, when the original CNPS7000 had the fan within its cooling fins.
That's awesome! I still have a CNPS 7500 ALCU sitting on a Pentium 4 630 Prescott. Haven't fired that system up in years. Been debating doing a restore/rebuild tho. :toast:
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#4
RejZoR
"blobster21 said:
Absolutely ! the original CNPS 7000Cu. The cpu die is not pure copper though, and the top of this heatsink is topped by a fan, when the original CNPS7000 had the fan within its cooling fins.
Those flower Zalmans were a lot wider though because they had to place fan within the fins while keeping enough of them to cool things. Here, they kept the fins by placing fan on top, increasing height a bit, but not width. I wonder what was the TDP rating for those Zalmans though back then? 95W too?
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#5
kastriot
it looks like a lotus flower :)
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#6
Dammeron
Looking at a lot of products released in the last few months, I think we went back in time - small 40mm fans on MBs, cast alloy finned CPU coolers, now this... What's next, revolutionary heat-pipes? I think those would have to disappear first, to marvelously show up again few years later.
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#7
Valantar
It's kind of hilarious that they've anodized the aluminium fins to look like copper. Not that copper matches well with anything but an all-black color scheme, so I doubt this will see much interest. Not to mention that coolers with this design (no heatpipes, crushed-together fins as the base) tend to perform poorly. Oh well. The overall design still looks rather nice, I just wish they gave it a proper base, a heatpipe or two, and a black or silver finish.
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#8
Chloe Price
Seems that I'm not the only one who thought of Zalman.. :)

Used to have 7000, 7500 and 7700 models back in the day.
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#9
Valantar
"My" (pretty sure it counted as the whole family's PC at that point) very first PC, IIRC powered by an 800MHz AMD Duron, was cooled by some sort of flower-style Zalman cooler. It also lived in a hand-me-down full tower case which I believe had a sum total of two 80mm case fans. Those were definitely not the days :p
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#10
ShurikN
"Chloe Price said:
Seems that I'm not the only one who thought of Zalman.. :)

Used to have 7000, 7500 and 7700 models back in the day.
I still have one running perfectly on my dad's Athlon II x4. Think it's 7000, not sure tho.
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#11
Dammeron
"Chloe Price said:
Seems that I'm not the only one who thought of Zalman.. :)

Used to have 7000, 7500 and 7700 models back in the day.
I had CPNS-6000 back in the day. Swapped it later for a superb Tr SP-97 (first PC CPU cooler using heatpipes on the market) and it still works on my old AXP 3200+.
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#12
GlacierNine
I love that "Xigmatek introduces new cooler!" immediately resulted in everyone completely ignoring the product itself and just saying "HOLY SHIT ZALMAN COOLERS LOOKED SO GOOD"

I'm sure Xigmatek are super stoked that their product has everyone talking about a competitor from 10 years ago :P
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#13
bonehead123
fuggly, cheap looking, and not full copper.... i guess thats all you can expect for under $20 though, but this forum is as close as it will ever get to my rigs :D
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#14
delshay
I also have most of Zalman flower type heatsink which I no longer use, including both nickel & copper type with heatpipe. There will be experiments on some of these heatsink where the IHS is soldered to the heatsink.
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#15
Dammeron
"GlacierNine said:
I love that "Xigmatek introduces new cooler!" immediately resulted in everyone completely ignoring the product itself and just saying "HOLY SHIT ZALMAN COOLERS LOOKED SO GOOD"

I'm sure Xigmatek are super stoked that their product has everyone talking about a competitor from 10 years ago :p
And what did You expect, when You're served something from 10 years ago slammed with a "Completely New!" sticker on top? What are we supposed to do? Be happy about added RGB? I'd rather die!
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#16
DeathtoGnomes
"bonehead123 said:
fuggly, cheap looking, and not full copper.... i guess thats all you can expect for under $20 though, but this forum is as close as it will ever get to rigs :D
Its prolly safe to assume, I will add: for budget low power builds.
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#17
hat
Enthusiast
"DeathtoGnomes said:
Its prolly safe to assume, I will add: for budget low power builds.
Then why not just use the stock cooler?
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
"hat said:
Then why not just use the stock cooler?
not ALL chips come with stock coolers and dont have RGB *gasp*
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#19
Skylinestar
That color but not copper. I'm disappointed. I thought most CPU heatsink-fan has 4 pin connector?
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#20
GlacierNine
"Dammeron said:
And what did You expect, when You're served something from 10 years ago slammed with a "Completely New!" sticker on top? What are we supposed to do? Be happy about added RGB? I'd rather die!
What an unbelievably disproportionate and wildly embellished response.

Calm down. Re-evaluate your life.
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#21
ShurikN
"DeathtoGnomes said:
not ALL chips come with stock coolers and dont have RGB *gasp*
Chips that don't come with stock coolers aren't going to be cooled properly with this.
Those that do, come in 2 varieties.
AMD stock coolers which are either on par with this or maybe even better.
And Intel ones, which are... well, good enough for i3s and below, barely adequate for locked i5s and awful for i7s.
But yeah, for those that need RGB on the cheap, this should be ok.
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#22
hat
Enthusiast
LOL at the RGB comments though. The OP explicitly says it features: "This fan features multi-color LEDs (not RGB)". Heh
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#23
delshay
"Skylinestar said:
That color but not copper. I'm disappointed. I thought most CPU heatsink-fan has 4 pin connector?
You be surprised. I have being doing a few IHS soldering to heatsink, & one of heatsink which I think had copper heatpipe changed colour. This is a cheap direct touch heatpipe heatsink I got from EBAY.

Their are question marks if it's even a heatpipe & is it copper. Could be brass rods.
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#24
Dammeron
"GlacierNine said:
What an unbelievably disproportionate and wildly embellished response.

Calm down. Re-evaluate your life.
I guess I should've added an emote at the end cause it ended up way more serious than supposed to be. :)
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#25
Durvelle27
"blobster21 said:
Absolutely ! the original CNPS 7000Cu. The cpu die is not pure copper though, and the top of this heatsink is topped by a fan, when the original CNPS7000 had the fan within its cooling fins.
Like this

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