Summary: In a recent build for a quad core amd we decided to switch from our tried and true Arctic Cooler 64 to the Xigmatek 1283. Shipping was fast and we were quickly into our build. Then the frustration began to set in. The instructions are like many, in all kinds of languages, and about totally useless to try to follow. The fan is not marked as to which way to mount it, and it took us two tries to get the fan blowing the right way (a topic the instructions don't mention).
Summary: I really like this CPU cooler except for two things stemming from the same problem. In order for me to use this with my motherboard, I would have to remove one of my four memory modules (which is not an option) as this cooler is too wide. This wouldn't be a problem if the cooler pointed to the rear of my case and would mount vertically instead of horizontally.
Summary: Nachdem nun mein alter Lüfter die Segel gestrichen hat musste Ersatz her, dieser sollte 2 Bedingungen erfüllen: Überdurchschnittliche Kühlleistung, günstiger Preis. Nach zahlreichen Recherchen bin ich immer wieder auf diesen Lüfter gekommen, der lt. Tests sehr gute Kühlleistungen brachte und mit knapp 20,00 € auch bezahlbar ist.