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post #1 of 10
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I'm debating between two Xigmatek S1283 variants; the Gaia and the Dark knight.

I like the Gaia because it is lighter and has a nice design, but I really like the black nickel of the DK because it will match the motherboard I plan to buy (the MOSFET sinks on it are black nickel it appears).

Between these two what would you guys recommend?

Also, what is so special about Xigg's hypro bearings?
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post #2 of 10
the DK gets much better temps.
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As a Dark Knight user myself I love my DK Keeps me at a cool 40c +/-. I do not have my Processor OC'd at the moment due to some instability after a pwer outage.
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post #4 of 10
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Intel suggests no more than 500g in their heatsink reference designing; how much of an issue is the weight of a heatsink? also the Gaia allows for dual fans already so I wouldn't have to use a ghetto setup for it like I would the DK for push/pull and no tape mod
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by veritas-truth View Post
I'm debating between two Xigmatek S1283 variants; the Gaia and the Dark knight.
Forget both of those if you do not mind spending more $$$...Buy the Xiggy Aegir
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post #6 of 10
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I'd like to, but 35 is pretty much my limit right now for one; I have an offer of 35 for a DK on ebay and 36 for the Gaia on Newegg; the DK on ebay is supposedly new never opened
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post #7 of 10

The Gaya beat the CM 212 by one half of a degree and that was with the one fan. Two fans are possible on the Gaya.
    
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post #8 of 10
I had the red scorpion one, that one was really nice
post #9 of 10
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Found another good deal on newegg for the corsair a50. My only reserve is the base doesn't look as smooth as the xiggy coolers, so is it possible to really lap a cooler with hdt?
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post #10 of 10
You could lap a HDT cooler if you wanted, but it's not recommended. You lap off too much then the fluid will come out and then your cooler becomes worthless.
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