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If I remember correctly, you can put two fans on this HSF as well... they just don't include the mount for the second fan. I've been thinking about getting this HSF myself. I'd say go for it.
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post #22 of 75
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Uhh dude, the HDT-S1283 in all the tests I've seen only performs about a degree worse than the TRUE. The HDT-S1283 offers pretty much just as good temps but at a fraction of the cost of a TRUE.

Plus, the HDT-S1283 is actually physically smaller than the TRUE, making it a better choice if you have a restrictive motherboard.
The Xig is taller than the TRUE, I had both.
You can see which one is better if you look in my specs.
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post #23 of 75
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
I already said the Xigma is better if you want cheap, but if you want to get technical, the TRUE is thinner so leaves more space on the sides, plus you can put two fans, plus you can lap it, plus it looks better.
Sorry, but I have to prove you wrong.

TRUE heatsink dimensions: 132 x 63.44 x 160.50mm
HDT-S1283 heatsink dimensions: 120 x 50 x 159mm

As you can see, the HDT-S1283 is clearly smaller. But yeah, if you definitely want the BEST temps with an air cooler, get the TRUE. If you'd rather save $20 and get ALMOST the same performance, get the HDT-S1283.
 
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post #24 of 75
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
The Xig is taller than the TRUE, I had both.
You can see which one is better if you look in my specs.
Will the Xig fit in an antec p180?
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I just ordered one a few days ago. I'll let you know how it works out.
    
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post #26 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Sorry, but I have to prove you wrong.

TRUE heatsink dimensions: 132 x 63.44 x 160.50mm
HDT-S1283 heatsink dimensions: 120 x 50 x 159mm

As you can see, the HDT-S1283 is clearly smaller. But yeah, if you definitely want the BEST temps with an air cooler, get the TRUE. If you'd rather save $20 and get ALMOST the same performance, get the HDT-S1283.
I'm telling you, I had them side by side and the Xig is Taller by 1/2"

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Will the Xig fit in an antec p180?
Is the P180 > 8.0" in width?
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post #27 of 75
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I'm telling you, I had them side by side and the Xig is Taller by 1/2"
And that was without the mounts on both? Flat on the base? Either way, the TRUE heatsink fins are also closer together, which make more noise and need more airflow to work better.
 
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post #28 of 75
Very happy with the Xigmatek. Glad I went with it and saved some $.
    
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post #29 of 75
why can't you put 2 fans on the xigma? That's what zip ties are for It is a little taller than i thought it would be but not as wide.....it fits in a NZXT tempest if that helps anyone
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post #30 of 75
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Its 8.1 wide, is this too close?
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