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XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

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Go for the xigmatek, if only for the fact that you can easily put a different fan on it in case the stock fan breaks.

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how about the 1284? it has more heat pipes, also the Dark Knight is basically the same but black and more importantly, it comes with the back plate, but besides that i would go with the 1283. great performance for the price.

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how about the 1284? it has more heat pipes, also the Dark Knight is basically the same but black and more importantly, it comes with the back plate, but besides that i would go with the 1283. great performance for the price.
S1284 cools worse due to the heatpipe positioning.

Anyways, get the S1283. I've never been a fan of the coolers that have a proprietary/built in fan. It limits your options for cooling.

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Xigmatek S1283. Even keeps my fireball of an E2180 cool.


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I just purchased the Dark Knight.

$53 shipped. Free retention bracket made it cheaper than the regular 1283.

The regular 1283 would have been $38 + Shipping + $15 for the bracket.

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I just purchased the Dark Knight.

$53 shipped. Free retention bracket made it cheaper than the regular 1283.

The regular 1283 would have been $38 + Shipping + $15 for the bracket.

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Where did you find the Dark Knight?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=dark%20knight

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Thanks i had the same question!!
Loos pretty kool, but isnt copper a better material for heatsink?? what kind of material is the DarckKnight??? someone correct me if am wrong.

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