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XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 120mm CPU Cooler

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  • 800 - 1500 RPM
  • 61.375 CFM
  • Aluminum Alloy

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Xigmatek strives to create reliable, earth-friendly, efficient thermal solutions. Their HDT-RS1283 provides cutting edge technology with a bargain price – and it looks good doing it. Known as the Red Scorpion, this heat sink and fan combination cuts no corners in its design and styling.

The breakthrough HDT , or Heatpipe Direct Touch technology ensures maximum thermal transference. The heatpipes that are in direct contact with the CPU instead of being buried within a base. These 3 large U-shaped 8mm pure copper sealed tubes contain fluid which moves the heat upward into the array of large-surface area aluminum convection fins.

Aside from the fan and the aluminum fins, the entire unit is nickel-plated. Four white LEDs within the 120mm fan provide an extra touch of styling when its under power. At its maximum 1500RPM speed, the fan produces over 61 CFM of cooling airflow at 20.6 dBA. PWM support lets the system BIOS reduce the speed – and even this low noise level – during periods of lower thermal demand. The Red Scorpion features tool-less application to support a wide variety of processors whether they are Intel Socket LGA 775 or AMD CPUs using Socket AM2, 754, 939 or 940 configurations.

  • newegg Superior Heat Dissipation and Cooling Performance Three U-type heatpipes integrated with H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) technology and high-density aluminum fins maximize heat transfer and dissipation. Plus a huge 120mm rifle bearing fan runs efficiently to deliver unparalleled cooling performance.
  • newegg PWM Function The PWM function automatically adjusts fan speeds according to the CPU temperature for efficient cooling and minimized fan noise.
  • newegg Easy Installation The XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 features a 3-in-1 application retention module design for easy and quick installation without additional tools or the need to remove the motherboard from your case.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility The XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 features broad compatibility with AMD socket 754, 939, 940, and AM2 platforms, as well as the Intel LGA 775 platform.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Michael H.
  • 6/14/2010 4:02:09 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs18C Drop in 100% Load Temps

Pros: Reasonably priced and effective cooling solution. Quiet even at full load relative to the stock Intel HSF. My e6750 @3.2GHz now runs at ~45C full load using p95 64bit. The stock Intel cooler would do ~62C. Ambient is in low 20C both tests. Fits barely in my Antec P182 case.

Cons: Spoiler is a waste of sheet metal. Wouldn't even snap into place or stay in place. Also, they absolutely need to change the adhesive used for the clear protective film. As others have written, it is very tenacious. I was able to get the surface clean with acetone and shop cloths. I took off half an egg for the adhesive remnants and half an egg for the silly spoiler.

Other Thoughts: Orange-red fan is not what I need but all that newegg had in stock. Used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound, not the stuff shipped with the unit. Nice to have an extra rubber fan mount included. It looks like one could rip/cut a mount during install. The Intel snap mounts are more than adequate for the job and cut down on install time significantly. Note that the warranty for all Xigmatek HSF units is lifetime despite what newegg has written. I verified this via email with Xigmatek.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2010 5:07:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad Packaging

Pros: This is a great hunk of radiator.
I am using it without the included fan.

Cons: The manufacturer places an adhesive strip to the smooth surface that contacts the CPU. When you pull off the adhesive backing, all the adhesive stays on the metal heat sink, this adhesive acts as an insulator, preventing heat dissipation. I used goo-gone to remove the sticky adhesive.

Other Thoughts: I haven't used the included fan yet, but it sounds like it would be pretty quiet with it's low RPM.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 2/22/2010 6:33:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Like A Champ

Pros: This cooler is awesome. I saw a 10 degree drop in temps across the board from my old Cooler Master cooler. It mounts blowing up on AMD setups, but that's perfect for me because I have 2 140mm fans above it, so I get some pull too. It's nice and quiet but can still pump some serious air at the higher speeds.

Cons: Some people who have AMD might not like the vertical mounting, but that's a preference, not a con. It is very tall, but you should know that before you buy it.

Other Thoughts: Great product from a great company, and excellent CS as always from Newegg!

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  • Joseph S.
  • 2/12/2010 3:15:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Cools really well for the price and is silent to MY ears. My 720 BE is now a quad core running at 3.4 @ 1.45 and it doesn't get above 48c in an Antec1200 case.

Cons: The sticky adhesive left over from the protective tape was a problem for me as well. But I expected it, so no biggie. Just for fun I tried 91% alcohol, then electric motor cleaner. lol. I had to break out the goof off and scrub with a rag for several minutes. lol. It finally came off. The bottom is also a bit ruff but doesn't really matter that's what thermal grease is for.

Other Thoughts: Take your time installing the fan. It's not difficult if you read the directions and are careful. Goes on great actually. Good luck.

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  • Troy Z.
  • 2/2/2010 10:40:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Looks great, and dropped my overly hot Q9550 from 70c @1.15 v and 80c @ 1.30 ( at idle ). To 49c @ 1.30v and never kicked up fan higher after 2 hrs of cod mw 2 ( bios for fan at 100% @70c ) Was hearing fans at 100% all the time before. Was easy to install. Make sure to buy the back plate Xigmatek # ack-i5361rt for proper mounting to motherboard. I snaked mine in by loosening motherboard and slipping it behind into place.

Cons: A little hard to slide rubber mount for fan in place on northbridge side, but hey what do you expect its BIG. Oh and it should come with the back plate.

Other Thoughts: XFX 790I Ultra Q9550 @3.2ghz 4 gb Kingston ddr3 @ 8-8-8-22 Theraltake 1000 watt Toughpower Xigmatek cpu cooler 2 x MSI n275 GTX o.c. twin frozr's in sli

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5 out of 5 eggsok for intel Great for AMD

Pros: I currently has this installed on a Phenom II x4 940, running at 25-34 degrees C. The stock cooler was running at 40-50C. A huge improvement for a couple of dollars. I'm not a fan of the pins that were designed for a LGA 775 socket. The mounting bar for the AM2,2+ or 3 is significantly better than the Intel solution.

I've seen great improvements for a couple of dollars with this cooler.

Cons: LARGE! The dimensions on this cooler should be noted before buying it. You need to make sure you're going to have clearance above and around. It is very close to being too large in my antec 900 v1 case.

As long as you're careful and research the part. This is a great cooler

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  • Roger C.
  • 12/1/2009 1:01:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNightmare installation, but great cooling

Pros: - VERY Quiet fan
- PWM fan will automatically adjust speed as needed
- Keeps my Q9550 to a 8 degree (Celsius) rise under load. Fan speeds and noise barely rise under load as well.
- white LED lights look nice

Cons: - The heatsink does not come in an immediately usable state. The protective material on the bottom has a really sticky adhesive that will stay on the heatsink.
- Even after dissolving and cleaning the adhesive with acetone and rubbing alcohol and kerosene, the surface is still very rough. I had to spend a lot of time lapping the bottom of the heatsink to a usable state
- Installation is rough with the fan installed prior to pushing in the LGA775 push-in clips. My hands look like I was attacked by cats. Tip: Don't install the fan until after clipping the HSF on, or do it with the mobo removed from the case.

Other Thoughts: It's a great heatsink for my Q9550 CPU, I imagine I will be able to overclock a lot with it. However, don't be fooled by the lower-than-average price. It's not a bargain; it means you will have to do the finishing touches yourself. Adding on sandpaper for lapping and a backplate mounting kit if you choose to go for that make the total cost about equal to or even more than other similar heatsinks.

Also, have some band-aids ready when you install this.

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  • Brian T.
  • 11/11/2009 9:41:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great on my Phenom II X3 720. Under 50C running Prime95 all cores.

Cons: none

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  • Charlene H.
  • 9/2/2009 2:41:54 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Definitely keeps things cooler. Std Intel hsf ran 55c now low 30s. Install went smooth. Also went with the crossbow (ACK-17361) as I *hate* the push-pin.

Cons: Fan DOA. Had to knock off 1 egg for that.

Other Thoughts: Even with fan not spinning temps in low 30's. ASUS Probe showing MB at 40c & CPU at 31c.

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  • Jerome G.
  • 8/13/2009 10:07:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBigger Is Better

Pros: Heatpipe Direct Touch
Tower Design
Compatibility with most sockets
Quiet yet powerful fan

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A couple things that still didn't warrant a lower rating:
The size of the heatsink. PLEASE measure and make sure. Those that own the MSI K9N2 Plat, it fits...but barely! Does block the first memory slot unless you are flexible enough. Make sure your memory isn't that tall (as in tall heat spreaders). AMD Mounting is kind of bad just because of the orientation (this might just be a manufacturer's choice) but overall: VERY GOOD HEATSINK FOR THE MONEY!!!

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