So, where does all this leave us? To me, I need to address a few things first to explain my angle on this. First, while it isn't always needed, this cooler has no flash. There isn't one thing that makes this cooler stand out in my mind. Second, while I know most things have been tried, some with greater success than others, with all the components of this cooler all packed in I would have expected a bit better performance. Lastly, I feel that a cooler that is shipped with a 101 CFM fan should be able to overtake most of its direct competition, but this time it just isn't the case.
Other than the obvious numbers comparison, there is one other issue I found with my specific sample. There is no sort of anti-vibration measures taken to prevent the fan from rattling the pressed on fins. During idle testing I heard a faint "shing" metallic noise, but at that time I just passed it off as the fan breaking in or something. When I sped the fan up for load testing I finally figured out what the noise was, as it got louder this time. I'd come to find out it was the folded over edges vibrating against the fin below it making the noise and not the fan at all.
Don't get me all wrong here; the XT-1264 is a good cooler, no matter what it looks like to me. Aside from the small vibration issue, I do find the cooler acceptable. It comes down to this. For $36.99 at Newegg plus shipping, Kingwin's XT-1264 is placed right alongside coolers that have similar results. I can't personally say it's my "cup of tea", but I am spoiled and see quite a few coolers.
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