Xigmatek Prime Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

 Xigmatek Prime  



It's fair to say that Xigmatek are perhaps better known for their range of cases than their range of CPU coolers.  But lets not think that because of this they don't know what they're doing.  The Prime, or to give it it's "Sunday" Name the Prime SD1484 appears to have all the right ingredients to make it a good if not great mid range/enthusiast cooler. 

4x8mm heatpipes -check.

Direct contact heat-pipes - check.

Tower type design - check

2x140mm fans - check.

However anyone who's ever baked a cake from a recipe will tell you, it's one thing to have all the right ingredients, but it's another thing to be able to put them together properly and finish up with something edible.  For a better look at the full list of ingredients please see the Technical specification below.


Technical Specifications




Model Number



Intel CPU Compatibility

Socket 2011
Socket 1366
Socket 1156
Socket 1155

AMD CPU Compatibility

Socket FM1
Socket AM3+
Socket AM3
Socket AM2+
Socket AM2

Air Flow

90.3 CFM (max)


18 dBA (max)

Fan Connection

4 Pin PWM

Fan Speed

800 to 1200 RPM

Fan Dimensions

140 x 140 x 25 mm

Heat Pipes




Special Features

PWM Fan Control
Socket 2011 Compatible

Package Contents

1 x Xigmatek Prime Cooler
2 x 140mm Fans
Mounting Kit


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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2012, 05:48:02


Sporting 4x8mm heat pipes and twin 140mm fans the Xigmatek Prime should do well in the torture tests. Lets see if it's all mouth and no trousers.

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30-01-2012, 06:31:44

He seems to do a good job.

The only thing "strange" for me is that it is more efficient with a single fan. Why sell with two fans for worse results? Quote

30-01-2012, 08:00:51

Originally Posted by trazom View Post

He seems to do a good job.

The only thing "strange" for me is that it is more efficient with a single fan. Why sell with two fans for worse results?
Look at ambient and delta temps,sure it does better with two fans Quote

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