The Kingwin XT-1264 Heat-pipe Touch Chip CPU Cooler
The fan Kingwin chose to accompany the XT-1264 with fits well and covers the fin area nicely. With its 101 CFM possibility, it should handle the job with relative ease.
Getting a glimpse at the profile, Kingwin offers only a single groove for fan mounting. However, they did close off the edges of the fins to keep that 101 CFM inside the cooler by redirecting the air that typically gets deflected outwards by the heat-pipes.
Spinning the XT-1264 to the rear, you can see at the top it took a bit of damage during shipping. This is nothing major to fix, a quick few minutes with a set of needle nosed pliers and they were back in line with the rest. Moving to the bottom, Kingwin has used two longer fins. These are angled to direct air toward vital motherboard components.
Looking down at the top, the Kingwin cooler uses a rippled fin edge on the fan side and a contoured shape with little tips on the ends. Here we have the only bit of flash as well. Kingwin stamped the fin with the XT-1264 name.
After removing the wire fan clips, you can get a better idea of how they shaped all the leading edges. This has a twofold benefit. One being that it has added spacing from the fan, while the second is that it also creates a bit of turbulence in the flow to aid in cooling performance.
The business end of the XT-1264 shows the H.T.C. 6mm diameter heat-pipes. There are very defined gaps between the pipes, but all four pipes are level in their milling. I will be filling those grooves by rubbing TIM into them, then using our typical method of testing.
Getting a little closer to the heart of things, there are pressed on fins that are started at the very bottom of the heat-pipes. The cooler comes shipped out of the box, ready to install on an AMD socket with the tool-less clip. Kingwin even provides a notch in the side of the fins for easier access to the mounting.
The reason the fins start so low is they surround a bit of a pre-cooler. The aluminum top plate of the base has three rows of towers that the fins slide over. On the side of the base is a Phillip's head screw, this and another on the opposite side allow for mounting hardware changes.
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