Xigmatek Prime Review
Up Close: Up really close
If you've ever pulled in a night club you'll know that it's often only in the cold light of day and in better lighting conditions than the average club provides that you finally get a good look at the the at the goods as it were. It's fair to say that often what you thought was a super model may well look more like an air-fix model (of the Bismark). What I'm trying to say here is that it's often only when we get really up close to something that we get a real feel for quality and how well it's put together. Well I can tell you that if you happened to wake up next to the Xigmatek Prime the following morning you wouldn't be looking to make a hasty exit (actually if you did make up next to a heatsink after a night on the town it probably means you've been out with Tom. Ask Mr Strawberry about the colour of his "motions" following a certain beer drinking session and you'll get an idea of what I mean)
Back to the Plot then. yes this is a well put together piece of kit. The heatsink is of the direct contact variety with each flattened milled pipe affording a large surface contact area. The quality of the Nickel plating is high with no perceptable faults or inclusions.
The thin Aluminium fins are evenly spaced and almost form two individual towers were it not for occasional groups of twin bridging fins between the two sets. The uppermost aluminium fin has a very faint Xigmatek logo imprinted on it, which for the life of me eluded my ability to get a good photograph of it.
To Finish of the close ups I thought I'd pop in a few Macro shots of the fins and heat-pipe terminations.