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I often see a lot of threads recommending Xigmatek coolers, and I think I'll be picking one up tonight.

The thing is, I don't know which to get.

This one seems to be recommended the most often:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

And it is also very cheap, which I like.

But what about this one?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233023

It has more heat pipes...

And lastly, this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233018

I've never seen it recommended anywhere before, so I get the feeling it isn't all that spectacular...

Edit: One more heatsink to add to the list:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835887016

How does this compare to the Xigmateks?
It is only $5.00 after MIR
 

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I had the S1283. Came with a fan but they might have changed that. It was a great cooler but touched my NB heatsink!!

I recommend the S1284 (because it comes with a fan)

Enjoy!
 

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I had the S1283. Came with a fan but they might have changed that. It was a great cooler but touched my NB heatsink!!

I recommend the S1284 (because it comes with a fan)

Enjoy!


The S1283 still comes with a fan.
And in fact, according to Newegg, the included S1283 fan can move almost double the CFM of the included S1284 fan.
 

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I have been told that S1283 does better then S1284 but in a review is read S1284 did better so try that.
 

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The HDT-S1283 is better because there is a heatpipe in the middle of the base which is in more direct contact with the CPU core than the 4-pipe version.
 

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Either one is a good choice

Since you have an AMD system, I'd grab this though
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tact%20freezer

It's an awesome cooler, ships free, and comes with a full tube of TX-2 as well


I'm really liking the sunbeam.
The clips allow it to exhaust air out the back, which is definitely awesome.

One thing I want to mention, is that this cooler will probably be sitting on top of a 9950 within the month.
How much hotter is it going to be compared to my 5000+?
 

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Get the Ҳigmatek HDT-S1283 with a the Crossbow mounting kit and your good.
 

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maybe the reason why the hdts1284 is not as good due to the lower CFM fan, if you are going to upgrade the fan anyway maybe the 1284 is better...when they do those reviews they are all stock. just a thought, i have no evidence, i have the s1283 with aftermarket fan with bolt thru, as noted in sig
 

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Okay, so this is what I'm down to:

The s1283:
pros
Seems to be a wee bit better
~$10 less

cons:
is a bit bigger, I'll probably have to mod my case a little
can only be oriented with the air blowing up-down

CCF
pros
is a bit smaller
has four heatpipes
can be oriented for front to back airflow
comes with TIM

cons
ten dollars more

I'm really leaning towards the CCF, however, I wish it was a little more unanimous.

I've read through this thread, and threads on the same topic on other forums.
I've also read a bunch of reviews, and no one seems to be able to agree.
 

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Originally Posted by TEntel View Post
Okay, so this is what I'm down to:

The s1283:
pros
Seems to be a wee bit better
~$10 less

cons:
is a bit bigger, I'll probably have to mod my case a little
can only be oriented with the air blowing up-down

CCT
pros
is a bit smaller
has four heatpipes
can be oriented for front to back airflow
comes with TIM

cons
ten dollars more

I'm really leaning towards the CCT, however, I wish it was a little more unanimous.

I've read through this thread, and threads on the same topic on other forums.
I've also read a bunch of reviews, and no one seems to be able to agree.
Some people argue that the LGA775 retention bracket for the Core Contact freezer can come loose, but that doesn't apply to you
You're on AM2, and the CCF uses the stock AM2 bracket just like the Xigmatek
 

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I just installed the xig on my 9850 and it is doing just fine. I'll have to see how it does once I oc it a bit.
How is the airflow?
 

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Dude. I'm not lying. The better contact the heatpipes have with the CPU die, the quicker heat will transfer.
 
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