xigmatek s1284, and sunbeam core contact freezer

clownbaby

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Hey all,

I'm looking to buy either of these heat sinks(xigmatek s1284, and sunbeam core contact freezer), but haven't found them available anywhere yet. Anyone know where to buy one?
 

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I shopped around a bit locally for the Xigmatek S1284 but nobody seems to carry it retail. NewEgg has a free 3-day shipping deal on it currently, however, so I'd just do that unless you've absolutely got to have it right this minute.

I'm going to order one when I get off work tonight myself.
 

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Looks like they did going by the Xigmatek website.

Nice-looking heatsink though.
 

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No review for the Xigmatek S1284, which adds an extra heat pipe, however. We'll see if they trade positions again when that thing gets out -- I emailed Xigmatek asking where to find them or order them in the United States but haven't heard anything back yet.

It sounds like the mounting for the Sunbeam is a bit sturdier, though, and I like the copper heatpipes more than the nickel-coated ones on the new Xigmatek.
 

halcyon

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Where'd you see a price for the Sunbeam?
 

Jaevric

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I believe they have a price listed on the Frostytech website, which is currently down for some reason. ~$36.99, same as the Xigmatek S1283, which makes sense given that the thing is only slightly cooler but noisier than the Xigmatek S1283.
 


And the S-Flex fans are pretty quiet. That's what I was thinking about. And the fact that the AC Freezer 7 Pro seems to have increased in price from about $25 - $30 to about $35. So it's not the bargain it used to be.
 

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Per an email from Daniel Tseng, a Channel Account Manager at Xigmatek:
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Xigmatek-USA division is expecting Achilles-S1284 to arrive to the U.S real soon.

We estimate that Achilles S-1284 will be up on the shelf by Summer of 2008 %u2013 June or July.
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So there's a bit of a wait to get this cooler in the United States.

Mr. Tseng also asked in his e-mail for any information regarding good reviews on this product, though the only one I'd found was from Denmark OCTeam.

Personally, since I wasn't intending to try to overclock and just wanted a replacement for the stock cooler, I may end up going with the S1283. Patience has never been my strong point.
 

Jaevric

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Good review, but slightly disappointing--unless I'm missing something, the S1284 actually turns in worse performance than its predecessor. I will say, however, that it looks a lot more stylish; whether this makes up for running a bit hotter is up to the individual I would think.

I may hold out for this heatsink since I'm buying it as much for appearance as the extra cooling. If I was a hardcore overclocker who wanted to see if I can get frost to form on the surface of my CPU while running at load it would be a different story.
 

halcyon

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I have a Zalman 9700NT, a Xigmatek S1283, and a TRUE. Right now I'm using the TRUE but I should really get off my lazy @$$ and try them all and see which one does the best.
 

halcyon

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Oh hell yes, sign me up!