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Tuniq, TRUE, IFX14 challenged by Xigmatek

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I like what I see so far.

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 uses HDT (Heat-pipe Direct Touch) technology to get some nice low temps from a cooler that is smaller and MUCH lighter (600g)then the current top performing units.

However I am wondering is it is at all possible to lap this cooler considering its construction method.

Just imagine the temps if TRUE was to be revised to use HDT..

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2233
post #2 of 15
?? old news around here
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I wouldn't believe those tests. I have seen several reviews of these Xigmateks, and they aren't any where near the TRUE. They don't list ambients, nor do they list actual temps, or what CPU is being used. They also call their tests "synthetic thermal tests", so who knows what they are actually doing.

Not to mention the Xigmateks have a nasty habit of falling to pieces in your hands.
    
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well that explains why this HS does not get mention here at all.
Thanks for the warning. out
post #5 of 15
well some users on here have done thier own reviews of the Xigmatek, it may not beat the high ends in all cases, but for less than 1/2 the price of the true (without the fan) its got amazing bang for buck, it can also easily handle heavy quad overclocking.
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Yeah, I just installed the xigmatek a couple days ago and i'm getting 25c idle and 35c load, which is down from 35c idle and 60+ load on the stock cooler. This is with my X2 4200+ @ 2.86ghz and 1.4v.
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Yeah, I just installed the xigmatek a couple days ago and i'm getting 25c idle and 35c load, which is down from 35c idle and 60+ load on the stock cooler. This is with my X2 4200+ @ 2.86ghz and 1.4v.
What is your PC outside? I really doubt your thermal diode is accurate if it says 25C idle.....I get 25C idle on my water cooling loop if I have my apartment door open.......
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post #8 of 15
the xigmatek rocks for the money, it is tested by many people to only be 1-3 deg more overall under load than the true, see the full review over at xtreme this was done by a reg person not frosty or others and there are many many reviews by forum member all around that say the same.. is it as good or will it beat a true prob not is it close enough for me not to warrant spending almost 3x the price on the true.. no way
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All my programs report the same. I'll post some pics when I get home.
post #10 of 15
i saw in your other thread though you dont have the side on your case.. that will make a huge difference in overall temps
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