Xigmatek S1283 Dark Knight CPU Cooler
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There is a never ending research and production of new CPU Coolers every day by a vast number of companies in an effort to produce ultra quiet CPU coolers which at the same time can also produce excellent cooling results that can appeal to the masses. In order to do that, companies keep releasing big heatsink CPU coolers since bigger heatsinks almost always prevail over smaller ones. However while tower designs have become quite big, the overall efficiency has not really changed as most manufacturers out there keep using the same process in the units to cool a CPU and so the heat is transferred from the CPU heatspreader to the base of the heatsink after that to the heatpipes which transfer the heat to the various aluminum or copper fins found on a cooler and from the fins finally to the air. Some companies begin to change that way of heat dissipation but today we won’t be looking at a solution like that. Today we will be testing one of Xigmatek’s H.D.T CPU Cooling solutions that are proven to perform better than standard CPU Coolers.
Xigmatek is a German based company founded in 2005 that targets to become one of the world’s leaders in the PC cooling Industry. In order to ensure reaching that goal, Xigmatek's management followed up with hard work, experiences and customer friendly business style. That combination not only has it placed Xigmatek amongst the best CPU Cooling companies in the field but has also gained the respect and trust of their customers.
The S1283 Dark Knight CPU Cooler is a small Tower design unit with a 120mm PWM fan attached to it that should provide adequate cooling for the fins while at the same time it should prove to be rather quiet. The Dark Knight also uses the same Heatpipe Direct Touch technology by Xigmatek like almost all of their coolers and so it should perform better than normal CPU coolers since the three heatpipes featured in this cooler are in direct touch with the CPU heatspreder.