Xigmatek Prime Review

Installation

Xigmatek Prime

Installation

Fitting the Xigmatek prime is a simple two stage affair, in many ways almost identical to the Enermax ETS-T40 which if you've read that review you'll know filled me with a sense of happiness and well being.  The same sense that all is right with the world is felt when fitting the Prime.  Nice easy to understand instructions, with clearly labelled parts and options for many many sockets to be accommodated.  A single reversible backplate  provides mounting for all supprted AMD and Intel sockets, with pass through bolts going from back to front and being held securely by front side plates.  The heat-sink is then positioned with a cross bar locking it in place by means of spring tensioned screws.  You have to fit the heat-sink without the fans attached of course which is typical for a cooler of this size, and like most medium to large sized coolers attaching the fans after can be a bit of a fiddle.  Start to finish you're looking at around ten minutes to do the job.  No bleeding knuckles were sustained and no swearwords were used.

As i've said in the past, if this section's short then that's a good thing.  And as this section's very short then this must be a very good thing indeed.

 

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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?

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

30-01-2012, 08:38:23

badtaylorx
hey,,,,its an NZXT light!!!

^^^look at the ambiant temps---thats why it looks like its cooler(singlefan)^^^

30-01-2012, 10:14:18

trazom
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilobravo View Post

Look at ambient and delta temps,sure it does better with two fans
Oops. I should not be quite awake.

30-01-2012, 13:50:15

Terrifictez85
Is it just me who thinks this looks like a rebranded NZXT Havik 140mm??

30-01-2012, 14:00:44

murphy7801
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Originally Posted by Terrifictez85 View Post

Is it just me who thinks this looks like a rebranded NZXT Havik 140mm??
Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?

30-01-2012, 14:02:01

Terrifictez85
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Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?
Just glanced at the photos tbh pal.

30-01-2012, 15:18:37

G-Dubs
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Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?
Thanks you.
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