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June 20, 2013

Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467 Released

Displayed initially at the recently concluded Computex event in Taipei, Xigmatek's newest cooler employs a number of unconventional design choices, meant to usher "the future of CPU cooling." 

The cooler sits on a solid copper base from which seven 6 mm heat pipes conduct heat into two distinct fin stacks, the five central heat pipes feed the upper, larger aluminium fin stack, which is cooled by a 140 mm PWM fan spinning at 800-1200 RPM, while the two peripheral heat pipes conduct the heat into a smaller aluminium fin stack, situated underneath the larger one, and being cooled by its own 80 mm PWM fan with a maximum speed of 2000 RPM. The heat sink's weight is 875 grams and its makers claim it can dissipate up to 180 W using the two stock fans. Xigmatek chose to dress up the cooler in a black plastic shroud which some may find appealing. I, however, do not find myself among them.

Overview and Features:
  • Seven high quality heat-pipes and copper base material - effective heat transfer.
  • Duel set of Heat-sink fins allows additional heat dissipation to other components on the motherboard.
  • Fans can be reverse mounted.
  • Supports E-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ITX form factors.
  • Extremely quiet.
  • Fans are equipped with FCB (Fluid circulative bearing)
  • Fans are equipped with white LED's.
  • Cooler cover-plate protects fins whilst adding a unique design.
  • Braided cables on fan, keeps the wires hidden and maintains aesthetics of the interior.
  • Easy to install