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Xigmatek S1284 Achillies in stock @ newegg

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233017

Supposed to be a monster Heat sink... No real reviews out yet either, I'd buy it if I didn't already have it's predecessor.

S1283 = 3X 8mm heat-pipes "direct touch"
S1284 = 4X 8mm heat-pipes "direct touch"

-EDIT-

More info here -> http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-achilless1284.php
Edited by MasterKromm - 5/20/08 at 7:20pm
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I've heard people speculating that since there are 4 pipes that they won't make as much contact as the 3 pipe S1283. Don't fix what isn't broke?

edit: The way the pipes are offset too is rather strange... wouldn't that leave part of each pipe exposed resulting in no contact?
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I've heard people speculating that since there are 4 pipes that they won't make as much contact as the 3 pipe S1283. Don't fix what isn't broke?

edit: The way the pipes are offset too is rather strange... wouldn't that leave part of each pipe exposed resulting in no contact?
I don't know, if 4x 8mm heat-pipes makes less contact than 3 that's silly and a step backwards in terms of design/functionality. Still you bring up a valid point, I don't like the heat-pipe offset either. Perhaps they had a good reason?
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Umm, the other site said that their S1284 from Xigmatek was worse than the S1283.
Later, Xigmatek told them that their version was a prototype...
Anyways, I'm not buying that for that price unless its undoubtedly the same or better than the TRUE.
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it kinda looks like they need to fix the heatpipe placement. hopefully they fix that
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Well I wouldn't buy it if you already have the S1283 or RS1283 for sure, I doubt there will be any upgrade in performance. Afterall we can blame it on the S1283 perform so well =D
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why cant they just make one giant heat pipe and it branches out to smaller heatpipes?
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Less surface area perhaps?
    
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