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Xigmatek SD1283
7.3 out of 10

Xigmatek SD1283

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Solid Performer

Paul M., Newegg
30 May 2014
  • Summary: I am using two of these in a render box to cool a pair of Intel Xeon E5645's in an older ATX mid tower (ASUS Z8NA-D6C for the motherboard). Despite a far from ideal overall cooling situation and extended, heavy workloads, they have have done an excellent job keeping the CPU thermals reasonable.
  • Pros: Their relatively narrow dimensions allow me to fit two of these on a dual-cpu ATX board. Reliable, even after some being subject to some high vibration environments.
  • Cons: None.
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Stormcrow75

Andrew H., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Pros: Very good CPU cooler. I've had it for over 2 years and with a regular changing of the thermal paste it keeps my cpu between 40 - 55 C, depending on the game. The temps got a little too high while using Prime95, but then that program pushes your cpu to its limits.
  • Cons: None.
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Excellent Product

Darrell J., Newegg
28 March 2014
  • Summary: It's a heckuva cooler, but it isn't worth 17 bucks more. Newegg had a great deal on a well made cooler a year ago.
  • Pros: Although a very large cooler, it fit in my case after I removed the side case fan that came with the case.
  • Cons: How does a product that cost me $19.99 a year ago go to $36.99 in a single year. I'd like to get a few more but I guess they think it's like gold. Actually I wish I would have doubled up on every component I bought a year ago, because now the same stuff would cost me an extra 300.
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Gets the job done

Dennis B., Newegg
20 March 2014
  • Pros: Keeps the CPU cool and isn't very loud. Makes a stock cooler look like a baby toy.
  • Cons: Huge
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Great for Gaming

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2014
  • Pros: I bought these around Feb. 2013 and is now March 2014 for my first computer build ever. It does a great job keeping my cpu cool: between 35 to 45 degrees Celsius while playing Titan Fall, Battle Field 3, League of Legends, Diablo 3, Rome Total War 3 and more on highest setting. I recommend these ...
  • Cons: The heat sink is is tall. I was unable to use my large side fan on my Azza Toledo case; however, I made up with two 120mm fans.
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User Review

Andy H., Newegg
10 March 2014
  • Summary: I have bought other types of heat sinks to see the differences and I will buy this type in the future
  • Pros: The heat sink is able to keep a stock i7 at around 40C under heavy load. It is a very solid heat sink and feels very well built.
  • Cons: It is not a recommended handle for the MB.
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Awesome CPU Cooler!

Paul G., Newegg
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Keeps CPU cooler than old Corsair H50 Phenom II x6 ~26c
  • Pros: Quiet Keeps CPU cooler than old Corsair H50 Phenom II x6 ~26c
  • Cons: Huge, but I knew that, (not really a con).
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Keeps my 3570K nice n cold.

Marco E., Newegg
9 March 2014
  • Summary: This is my 3rd Xigmatek cooler, I have a Thor's Hammer and a Dark Knight 2 also. All 3 coolers have exceeded my expectations.
  • Pros: Painless installation, keeps my 3570K at 53/54c while gaming for several hours @ 4.4Ghz. Was able to install it on an Asus P8Z77 with no clearance issues whatsoever.
  • Cons: N/A
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Ice Cold

Jerime J., Newegg
24 February 2014
  • Summary: Great value and excellent cooling capacity for standard and OC systems. Highly recommend. Use with Haswell processors and 1150 socket MB's.
  • Pros: Ice cold performance. Excellent cooling for standard use and overclocking. System stays in the 30 deg C range when taxed in standard configuration. 50-60 Deg C range when OCed. Highly recommend. Whisper quiet fan. Room temp cooling, my system never gets above 40C at high loads.
  • Cons: A little complex when installing, but comes with all the parts you need for any system configuration. Be careful when picking cases you need a bump out on the left side and at least a Mid size tower to allow for clearance when installed and a cutout for the back of the MB and retainer of the heat...
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Works great!

Elizabeth B., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: It's a pretty tall cooling tower coming in at just under 160mm so make sure your case has the space required. Recommended!
  • Pros: * Keeps my cpu nice and chilly after a decent overclock * Really quiet * Sturdy build quality
  • Cons: * Directions included need to be updated, but it wasn't terribly difficult to get it up and running
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