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Xigmatek S1283

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Ok I'm confused here.

What's the difference between the Xigmatek BALDER And the Xigmatek GAIA?

Looks like they're the same damn thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233040

Also, are these my best choices for <30 bucks? Any other recommendations? I'm downgrading from WC.
    
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There is a difference. The balder has aluminum heat pipes will the Gaia has Copper. The Gaia has the premo back plate and the balder is set up more for AMD Solutions where the Balder is set up more for INtel.

The Xigmatek is still a common Item for my Build because of cost and quality.. They both are in my range. Not to much arctic silver. Just a thin coat and a tight square fit and you are in business.
    
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