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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 CPU Cooler Heatsink
Closer Look: Xigmatek Aegir
Aegir SD128264 Details
CPU-Cooler Preparations
Heatsink Test Methodology
Silent Heatsink Performance
Heatsink Performance: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 Conclusion

Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 CPU Cooler Heatsink Review

Not everyone wants to spend a small fortune buying the fastest processor sold, simply for the promise of factory-made speed. Overclockers are quite the opposite; they're known for taking a more affordable model and making make it into a CPU comparable to the top products. Overclocking can mean exerting additional performance from computer hardware, or it can be a hobby for anyone who likes to tweak settings the same way that some people wrench on cars. But like any race car, the high-performance computer requires the right components to keep it operating at peak condition. Heat is the problem, and overclocked processors generate plenty of it. CPU cooler heatsinks are the answer, and the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 is the latest product to promise outstanding thermal efficiency and ease of installation. Benchmark Reviews tests the double-layer HDT design of the Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 against the best heatsinks in the industry, using both silent and high-output fan combinations.

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.


Aegir SD128264 Features

  • H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch) technology.
  • Support for LGA775/1156/1366; AM2/AM2+/AM3.
  • Dual fan installed option and Anti-vibration rubbers attached.
  • Double layer HDT & Double performance.
  • 2pcs Φ8mm & 4pcs Φ6mm high performance heat-pipes.
  • PWM fan to adjust the power of the fan efficiently.
  • Anti-vibration rubbers prevent vibration and absorb noise.
  • Mounting system, Spring-Screw and consolidate back plate.
  • Friendly installation.

CAC-SXHH6-U02 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 130(W) x 66.4(D) x 159(H) mm
  • Fin Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Weight: 630g (with included fan)
  • Thermal Resistance: 0.12 °C/W

Manufacturer: Xigmatek Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Aegir SD128264
Model Number: CAC-SXHH6-U02
Price As Tested: $59.99 MSRP

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Xigmatek.



# RE: Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 CPU Cooler Heatsinkdouglas 2010-08-30 10:35
OMG add D14 and silver arrow review already, geez
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