www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Xigmatek HDT-S1283
5.6 out of 10

Xigmatek HDT-S1283

Cooling Device Type: CPU Fan Noise Reducer Cooling Fan Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Xigmatek HDT-S1283

Showing 1-10 of 209
Overall 10
10

User Review

Daniel I., Newegg
24 November 2012
  • Summary: Very good Customer Service! A + + +
  • Pros: Amazing cooler, would recommend it to a friend & I would purchase other Xigmatek coolers in the future.
  • Cons: None
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

AMD compatible, or is it?

SOO P., Newegg
6 June 2012
  • Summary: This cooler will only mount in up/down orientation on AM3 RM. If your board doesn't have the extra room between the CPU socket and memory slots AND if you're using high profile RAMs, the cooler will block out two memory slots if used in push configuration.
  • Pros: Quite. Lower temperature than stock cooler. Easy mounting for boards with AM3 RM.
  • Cons: It's not so AMD compatible as you might think. See other thoughts.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great but....

Michael P., Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Summary: Installation was easy for me. I used the AMD clip and placed the fan on per the instructions. No issues here. My full sized case fits it in without having to leave the skin off. I hope this helps. Cheers!
  • Pros: Keeps my 8150 FX cool. When Prime95 was running the temp was hovering at 67c. (I used artic silver)
  • Cons: It's huge....it is rediculously huge! My gigabyte AM3+ MB, I had to remove memory modules in order to make it fit. So I went from 16GB to 8GB memory. I will work on this later. Also, I am not removing an egg for this because it works VERY well.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great Cooler!

Chester K., Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Summary: Q6600 @ 3.2ghz XFX 680i LT SLI 4x2GB Patriot Viper DDR2 800 Nvidia GTX 460 Corsair 750W PSU
  • Pros: Great Cooler, cools my Q6600 nicely. I have it overclocked to 3.2Ghz and it keeps it under 40C idle, 50C on load for over 3 years. Easy to set up and quiet operation.
  • Cons: The push pins mounting isn't my favorite, it works but I would rather have a mounted bracket be included. I bought one instead out of preference.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

User Review

Work, Newegg
25 October 2011
  • Summary: Comes with a few extra bits to mount depending on what socket you are using. Don't worry if you have some parts left over. Worth the money.
  • Pros: Far more quiet than stock heatsink & fan. Far cooler than stock heatsink & fan. Fits nicely on my GA-880GA-UD3H. Fits nicely in my Antec P180.
  • Cons: Instructions useless. Plenty of videos out there detailing instillation.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

3.5 years, still works like a champ

Kiritkumar S., Newegg
24 October 2011
  • Summary: Great cooler that does it's job, but installation was brutal.
  • Pros: After 3.5 years of use this thing still performs like a champ. The fan is still operating fully and the heat sink still absorbs the CPU heat (that part really can't fail).
  • Cons: When assembling this computer back in July '08, installing the fan was the hardest/most painful thing to do. I almost bent my motherboard trying to get it on.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

User Review

Daniel B., Newegg
19 October 2011
  • Summary: This does its job and does it well. Transporting the computer may be a bit tricky given the size of the unit and how it is attached using AMD's stock mounting system. If you don't move the PC much, it should be fine, but if you transport it, double check to make sure it is still secure before...
  • Pros: Cools very well and is very quiet. My AMD FX-8150 now idles in the upper 30's/low 40's, with load, in the low to mid 50's under Prime95. This is a major improvement over the stock fans in terms of sound and heat. If you use an AMD motherboard and have a case with fans on the top, you can get even...
  • Cons: Most of the cons are small things that don't impact the overall rating. On AMD systems, the standard retention clip remains, but it isn't secure. This can make placing the unit a bit hit or miss as you would want it centered. The included silicone thermal compound shouldn't be used with copper, u...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Cools like a champ! Installs like barb wire!

David F., Newegg
30 September 2011
  • Summary: Recap: 6 stars for cooling 2 stars for install 4 Stars overall
  • Pros: I have a Quad Core Extreme QX9650 that was running max temp (Prime 95) at 86c with default cooler.. My max temp is now 64C! Amazing! 6 Stars if I could.
  • Cons: This thing is large and a pain in the rear to install (and I had the easy "pop-in" 775 install . The instructions are as sparse as any I've seen. the fins bend very easily. I had to remove a case fan and my side mounted vent for this bad boy. 2 Stars for the install
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome CPU Cooler

Joseph L., Newegg
16 September 2011
  • Summary: Worth it if you want to overclock or if you have issues with your CPU temps...
  • Pros: Dropped temps of my Q9550 @ 2.83GHz under P95 load from 73C to 49C. I was then able to overclock my Q9550 @ 3.8GHz (447*8.5 1.3625V in BIOS) under P95 load with max core temp of 67C.
  • Cons: It came with only one (1) fan. Can be difficult to install to motherboard with fan already attached to heatsink and motherboard already installed into a case... luckily I have thin fingers so I was able to install relatively easily. Price? I got it for $20 (used).
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Christopher R., Newegg
11 September 2011
  • Pros: Dropped temperatures 15 degrees C compared to the stock E6400 solution.
  • Cons: Somewhat difficult to get at once installed.
  • Read full review
Next page >>