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OFFICIAL XIGMATEK DARK KNIGHT OWNERS CLUB





Reviews

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2333
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...k_dark_knight/
http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rlid=188164
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...sinksfans/1603
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/175...ler/index.html

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Xigmatek goes beyond the conventional in their innovative, efficient thermal solutions. Instead of a copper base or bulky heat spreader, the Dark Knight-S1283V is part of their HDT range of coolers. The Heatpipe Direct Touch system is a cutting edge solution for efficient thermal transference directly from the CPU - heatpipes in direct contact with the CPU instead of being buried within a base. These 3 large U-shaped 8mm pure copper sealed tubes contain fluid which moves the heat upward into the array of large-surface area aluminum convection fins.

The fins are cooled by over 89 CFM of cooling air from the 120mm fan spinning on Long Life bearings. Even at its maximum 2200 RPM speed, the fan only generates 30.1 dBA of noise. This level can be lowered automatically, based on thermal demand utilizing the PWM functionality. Controlled by the BIOS, the fan's speed is adjusted automatically as the system detects changes in temperature.

The Dark Knight sits upon vibration-eliminating rubber mounts which isolate any fan vibrations from the motherboard - ensuring quiet operation. A tool-less clip holds the cooler safely in place on any AMD Socket AM2, 754, 939 or 940 processor as well as all Intel Socket 775 and 1366 CPUs.

Do I need to lap my Xigmatek Dark Knight?
No, you do not, since it already has a very, very flat base. However, you can if you want to.

How do I mount my Xigmatek Dark Knight vertically? You will need to use a custom bracket which can be found here or purchase here. Instruction guide can be found here.

I have a socket 1155, what's the best method? Are there any special retention bracket? You can order the complete bracket here to help with mount your Xiggy. (Credit to Erick Silver)

This thread is to be used as both the club for the Xigmatek Dark Knight and as an information and question repository. So Xigmatek Dark Knight Owners let's discuss!

Made official by Chunky_Chimp (12/18/10)

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MEMBERS LIST:

1. raisethe3
2. JMT668
3. FREELINE57
4. Tizmo
5. tenchimuyo93
6. BlackOmega
7. leongws
8. 5291Crash
9. TFB
10. Gabkicks
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13. ACHILEE5
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16. thisispatrick
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18. squall325
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20. ikcti
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35. r2tbone
36. ducrider
37. manooti
38. ShyGT
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40. mobius378
41. Erick Silver
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Mine is "out for delivery" now lol

going to mount it on my 965BE thats somewhere in the us right now headed here
 

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I put you guys on the list! Thanks for joining!
 

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As for the rest, I put you guys on the list! Thanks for joining!


Do let me know once you guys get this.

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Thinking of buying this cooler. I will probably join this club when I do get it.

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Mine is "out for delivery" now lol

going to mount it on my 965BE thats somewhere in the us right now headed here
 

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Yes, when using the default AMD mounting system, the fan will face the video card.

Here is a pic of my setup.


I will be getting a custom mount soon. Then I will be able to mount the correct way.
 

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It's not tool less for the 775 or the 1366, you need at least a screwdriver to mount it on those.

At any rate, add me if you want. It's a good cooler and looks nice too.
I have yet to see my 920 (stock speed for now) over 48C.
 

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List updated! Thanks everyone!
 

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its installed


Yes i put it in upside down, but thats fixed now

seems to run warm though
40*c idle at 200*[email protected] with a 24.5*c room temp

time to start tweeking for that 4ghz lol
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Well this is my first chance to put up some pic's of my intel sig rig with the XDK and my wifes rig with nafljhy's custom mount XDK.
I will be posting more pic's soon and if anyone has questions please ask away.
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^^^Very nice. Its a pain to take it off and then put it back on huh?
 

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Naa... not that bad i've had worse! If you notice with nafljhy's mount i needed to get it to blend with the xdk cooler so i used a BIG FAT SHARPIE and i realize the pic's are not the greatest but in real time it looks great.
 

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Another satisfied user!

Taking it off is not a big deal. You just need to keep things in order.

You can't take off two of the screws without removing the fan. Because I have a top mount PSU, I leave the rubber mounts on the fins. When I put the fan back on, a pair of needle nose pliers will coax the mounts back through.
 
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