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Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 H.D.T. CPU Cooler (Page 6)

Chad Sebring | Feb 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 50 secs time to read this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

Test Results

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Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 H.D.T. CPU Cooler

The Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 performs right about where I expected it to in the trio of testing I have recently done for Xigmatek. It falls behind the Thor's Hammer by about 3° at idle and 2° at load from the two fan results previously posted. But for this solution only offering a single fan cooling configuration, I think it shows admirable performance.

Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 H.D.T. CPU Cooler

A nice thing about the Dark Knight is while the motherboard isn't calling for more cooling to be applied through the PWM control, this cooler is virtually inaudible. It does, however, peak right up there with a bit of noise at load, registering at 68 dB.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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