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|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 17 November 2010|
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Xigmatek Aegir SD128264
Xigmatek first earned their reputation with heat-pipe Direct Touch technology, used in their HDT-S1283 heatsink. It's been a long time since Xigmatek made waves with a full line of HDT cooling solutions, and the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 (pronounced A-gear) heatsink is their first major enthusiast innovation since the Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 CPU Cooler launched back in early 2009. Xigmatek's D.L.H.D.T. (Double Layer with Heat-pipe Direct Touch) technology is the new buzz word, if you can call it that. The Aegir SD128264 heatsink breaks down the part number: 12CM wide fan profile, 8mm heat-pipes x2, 6mm heat-pipes x4. Aegir is compatibility with Intel Core-i3/i5/i7 (LGA 1156), Core-i7 (LGA1366), LGA775 & AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3.
Included with the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 kit is a 120mm PLA12025S12M-4 PWM fan, which uses 0.31A at 12 volts. This is the same fan used with the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V CPU cooler kit, and good for an operating range of 1000-2200 RPM and maximum 89.45 CFM maximum output. From the side view it's difficult to distinguish the Aegir from the other Xigmatek heatsinks, at least until you examine the heat-pipes. Thor's Hammer was Xigmatek's first heatsink to feature two levels of stacked heat-pipe rods, but Aegir is the first to use mixed size rods on the HDT base.
Heat-pipe rods on the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 are spaced apart and positioned directly behind the optimal air current path for most 120mm fans. The staggered design also allows the rods to disrupt currents and break-up laminar air flow around the fins. Lacking a polished chrome finish or ill-placed copper heatsink plates, the Xigmatek Aegir is left to attract impressionable eyes using a 120mm translucent cooling fan that contrasts white LEDs with black fins.
Aegir SD128264 Features