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Xigmatek Achilles S1284C CPU Cooler (Page 1)

The last of the trio gets tested from Xigmatek. This time we are testing the Achilles S1284C with optional i7 mounting hardware.
Chad Sebring | Mar 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 21 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

Xigmatek Achilles S1284C CPU Cooler

Introduction

As promised, here is the last installment of my three part mini-series of Xigmatek product reviews. The previous two were some of the newer releases from Xigmatek, while this one is a trusted cooler that has made its place on most retail shelves a while back. While the sample is a little late in getting reviewed, we do try to give every cooler their day in the sun.

Part three consists of the Xigmatek Achilles S1284C CPU cooler and the optional Crossbow ACK-I7363. The Achilles is an advance of the S1284EE, an already proven design. The main two differences of the Achilles are the nickel plating on the heat-pipes and the orange bladed, white LED fan, both of which add a bit of "flash" to the basic design. With the addition of the Crossbow kit this cooler is now i7 compatible as well, opening Xigmatek up for a bigger market of use. The previously mentioned fan is a 61 CFM version identical to the fan that comes with the Red Scorpion, but this time it cools a four heat-pipe version instead of the RS's three heat-pipe configuration.

With the Achilles S1284C being an upgrade to the basic, four-pipe version of the S1284, one would only assume it should do pretty well at cooling your CPU. With the lower CFM fan being included in this kit, I don't expect any miracles, nor do I expect it to be as good as either of the two I have recently reviewed for Xigmatek in the past few weeks. Time to stop all the chatter and get down to what this cooler has to offer.

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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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