Xigmatek Prime Review

Up Close: Single fan configuration

Xigmatek Prime

 

Up Close:  Single fan configuration.

As the Prime can be run with either single or dual fan set up I thought I'd show each in turn.  Starting of course with a picture of it naked as the day it was born.

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The Prime stands 159mm high with a width of 145mm.  With a single fan attached the depth of the prime comes in at 90mm.  In the set up I used this was just enough to interfere with any tall heatsinked RAM I may have installed on the first slot of my MOBO.  As it was, with just the 2nd 4th and 6th slots filed I had no issues.  The fan that comes included within the box is of the 4 pin PWM variety as pictured below.

Xigmatek Prime     Xigmatek Prime  

At 140mm wide the fan covers every part of the heat-sink and does to some extent overlap the edges at the top and bottom, I guess making sure there's not even a small part of the prime that goes without air being blown over it.  From the picture in the bottom left, taken through the heat-sink from the rear we can see that the heat-pipes are quite evenly spaced with a slight bias to the outer edges over the centre.

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2012, 05:48:02

tinytomlogan


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

trazom
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

kilobravo
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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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