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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233012

they look about the same as a true but half the price...

i heard a lot of people getting low temps with it.

anyone have one?
can it be lapped? or will i just hit the pipes?
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i don't have those per say but i do have the smaller version. they work pretty well though i'd recommend better fans than the ones they send you. as for teh lapping, yea, they can be lapped but you'd want to start with 1000grit then onward since it comes pretty flat but it can still be made even flatter but don't get too aggressive with it or you'll make a hole in the pipe. i went at it with the 1000 grit for a good 20 min and there wasn't a hole but i did it on a different one with like 100grit.. i made a hole pretty quick and thats when i learned that they were hallow inside.. though i should've known. haha.. but yea. short answer. they can be lapped just start with 1000 grit. good luck!
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They are very good coolers, but they aren't very lappable. You may be able to do VERY minor lapping, but nothing much. I'd say that these exposed heatpipe coolers do just about as well in performance as lapped non-exposed-heatpipe coolers. Basically, you save yourself a few hours lapping and you get the same temps as if you had lapped a normal cooler.
 
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Agreed, I tried lapping mine, but to no avail, didn't change the temps whatsoever, and it was a pain in the ahole. Just lapping the IHS helped the most. Temps hardly see 47c when i'm folding, and i'm @ 2.93ghz and 1.45v.
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The Xigmatek is significantly better than the TRUE, but the OCZ Vendetta 2 is even better. But not by much, so price/performance wise, the Xigmatek is great. This Kingwin is more or less the same BTW.
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Yeah that Xigmatek caught my eye as well....thinking of getting it to replace my BT.....
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I will get the RS1283 but just because i like led fan =D
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
The Xigmatek is significantly better than the TRUE, but the OCZ Vendetta 2 is even better. But not by much, so price/performance wise, the Xigmatek is great. This Kingwin is more or less the same BTW.
tehPwnr; et. al. The Vendetta2 beat out the Xigmatek in the BenchmarkReview test NOT using it's stock fan.
Quote:
All coolers had their original manufacturer-supplied fan removed and replaced with our specified common test fan.
(they replaced all fans with a Noctua NF-P12)

I also found
Somewhere else; frostytech Xigma Review tested them stock and gave the Xigma top billing.
Frosty Heatsink Rankings & Top 5 HSFs

Meanwhile over at techgage's review the OCZ wins out. (Quoted from OCZ "fluff" promo page, soo go-figure)
I'm getting that both units are pretty darned close by all accounts -(except you can't add a second fan to the OCZ)


The only discernable performance difference seem to be related to installation issues.
OCN thread with links to same type discussion
(Both are 160mm tall, but the OCZ looks noticeably "thicker" (blocking more RAM slots/ RAMfans/Tall RAM modules)
and the Xigma looks noticeably wider) (running into NB/ PSU obstructions)
Ref. to this Picture!
At first I thought that maybe that photo was cut/spliced and that the scaling didn't match, but then I thought a bit more and used the base mounting hardware for common size reference)
Yet both vendor sites list the dimensions as 120mmx 159mmx 50mm
: &
OCZ Vendetta2 & Xigmatek 1283

As far as the Kingwin "Knock-Off" there are "eggspert" "reviews" claiming that the fan comes pre-attached, which "makes access to the push-pins for installation nearly impossible." & "The pre-installed fan is extremely tough to remove without damage to the unit"
Cheers All


Anyone else notice in the BMR Q1 '08 Multi HSF review the reviewer's Test results chart kept referring to the Red Scorpion Xigmatek as the Red Dragon Model
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