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XIGMATEK Thor's hammer HDT-S126384 CPU Cooler REV.W with ACK-I5363 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 1155 1150 Haswell and AMD compatible

  • Double H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch) / Aluminum Alloy
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Thor's hammer HDT-S126384


Heatsinks only
I7 i5 775 1155 1150 Haswell and AMD
Heatsink Material
Double H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch) / Aluminum Alloy

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
120 x 160 x 90 mm


H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch) technology.

Double layer HDT & Double performance.

Plating Black-Nickel on whole body.

4pcs dia.8mm + 3pcs dia.6mm high performance heat-pipes.

2 fin type combination provides efficient air flow.

Passive cooler design with option of fan installed.

Anti-vibration rubbers prevent vibration and absorb noise

Spring-Screw + Universal (LGA775/1366) Back plate.

Ready for Intel Core i7 CPU.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2012 6:21:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThor's Hammer 8.5 out of 10

Pros: Large surface area, good motherboard clearance, options for multiple fan configuration.

Cons: Large, many not fit in smaller cases.

Other Thoughts: It fits on the Lga2011 Intel DX79SR motherboard. I had to go to the hardware store and buy 4 small screws for socket, but it fits well without issues. I had this on my LGA1366 for three years and moved it over. Runs 55c passive and 45c with one fan on low.

There are higher performance coolers, but this one is a 8.5 out of 10.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/12/2011 8:17:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Easy as pie install. I read about the problems and shuttered, but took 3 minutes to install. Looks cool. Can arrange as push/pull setup. Is not as heavy as other coolers I have tried.

Cons: Cools Ok, but for a cooler on my CPU, I want better that OK. Went into the 80c with a non OC'd 2600k. Had to add the two fans to make it work decent.

Other Thoughts: Disappointing, but OK. IF you have a coupon, then go for it. Other than that, I would PASS on this one.

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  • Robin B.
  • 8/4/2011 11:31:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery good product on a AMD AM3

Pros: The heat-sink works very well. Under normal operating conditions it runs between 40 to 42 degrees C. It all depends on your room temperature though because it can run as low as 32 to 34 degrees as well. If you were to strap a couple fans on it I am sure it would easily beat anything out there on the market.

I love not having a jet engine taking off beside me as I work. The 0 noise is fantastic.

Cons: The straps they send you and the instructions I do not find to be the best if your using it on a AMD AMM3 Board. Take my advise and use the strap that came with your original AMD AM3 heat sink on your new heat sink and you should be fine. Other wise you'll end up with a paper weight because the strap they send you is to tight and will bend your pipes if you use it. That is what I think anyways.

No need to mess around with a back plate if your board already has one.

Other Thoughts: A word of advise is to run a program that allows you to monitor the heat coming off your CPU and to keep an eye on it. Every once and a while make sure to blow it out with a can of compressed air to keep it clean and working correctly.

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  • Charles P.
  • 6/28/2011 5:13:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Aesthetics and Performance

Pros: This heatsink performs as advertised and lives up to its name. Nevermind the negative responses, I personally guarantee its effectiveness. On to the specifics:

Currently I have this heatsink used on an overclocked Z68/i7 2600k configuration (4.5g@VCC1.75 and 16g at 2133!) in a room that is NOT air conditioned. Temperatures under load never exceed mid 60's. This is of course after extensive testing: Ive performed several sessions of multi-hour torutre tests and benchmarks (prime95, intel burn in, etc...).

In fact, just for kicks I removed the heatsink after installation and installed the Noctua NH-U9DO Im using on my other rig to compare. Now, personally I love Noctua-- my u9do has served me very well-- but peak temperatures for the Noctua were hitting low to mid 70's (using their provided fans)! That sealed the deal for me. The thor is top notch.

Also, whether you are running a modern intel (i7 2600) or AMD platform this baby IS COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH. More on this later.

Cons: There are only two.

One. The thermal compound. It is absolutely worthless. In fact, its so bad that it is provided in the equivalent of a burger king salt/pepper package. Not kidding! And for its effectiveness, the compound might as well be salt and pepper to boot. Seriously, DO NOT USE IT. Buy a reputable thermal compound.

Two. The instructions. They really are unspecific to the "untrained" eye. What I mean to say, is if you have not had any prior experience installing a heatsink, you might be very put off by the installation process for this heatsink. While the instructions are in sequential order, only certain steps are necessary for specific processors. Like steps 3 and 4 are ONLY for AMD K8's. Then 5 and 6 are ONLY for LGA 775's. This is not intuitive whatsoever, you MUST read the instructions thoroughly (and use logic) to install this thing properly. So pull out the magnifying glass and phone a friend, youll figure it out.

Other Thoughts: I dont know about you, but Im definitely a sucker for aesthetics AND performance. Both are essential, which is what led me to the thor here. I suppose if I wasnt so vain I could find this performance at a lesser price... but then, no gloating rights.

All that being said this heatsink is obviously intended for the enthusiast market. It is not meant to be used as a standard, stock replacement (price being evident considering there is no fan included! pshhh). So before continuing, if you are only looking for slightly above average cooling I suggest checking out the lower end heatsink models provided by Noctua.

But... if you are looking for a sexy and effective heatsink that can match an enthusiasts expectations then this heatsink is for you.

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  • Ann S.
  • 5/9/2011 3:31:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNOT AMD COMPATIBLE

Pros: ?

Cons: No AMD mounting hardware included. Intel mounting solution was the only one included in package.

Xigmatek impossible to contact. No email and only 1 phone contact with voice mail (2 calls not returned in a week). Newegg checked, but had no AMD mounting hardware available in house, had to RMA.

Other Thoughts: When I originally ordered this compatibility in Details section also listed AMD, now it just shows compatible with AMD in Item name's description.

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  • Chris M.
  • 3/27/2011 5:41:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood for air cooling i guess

Pros: Looks cool. Fits LGA 1155 sockets. Tall enough to fit over my tall memory. can connect two 120mm fans in push-pull config.

Cons: Instal was difficult. Provided is a small wrench that is the size of two pennies side by side. Directions was hard to understand. Not that great results in cpu temps. Not for the overclocker. Ordered Koolance waterblock and exos 2 v2 to replace.

Other Thoughts: My rig
Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG Rev. 3.0
Intel core i7 2600k 3.4GHz
G .SKILL Ripjaws series X (4x4gb)
2x EVGA gtx 560 Ti (in SLI)
Corsair HX1000 psu
Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm 600 GB Sata 6
Sony DvD Rom
Xclio 256 color case
Skythe 5.25 bay fan controller
2x skythe Ultrakaze 120mm fans
Zigmatek Thors Hammer -rip

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  • Kyle R.
  • 1/29/2011 8:35:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than most

Pros: I just installed this on a ASUS Rampage III Gene. The instructions are a pain IF you just look at the pictures and don't read the header for each picture. This is designed to work on multiple platforms so you have to pay attention to which one you're using. It is HEAVY. Installation was easier for me with the MB out of the case. I have an I7-950 and even without a fan it runs at acceptable temps.

Cons: It doesn't come with a fan. The description has a fan included but my package did not. Being the impatient techno geek I am I built my system without it and it was ok through system installation and basic setup. Not great but ok. Trip to Radio Shack the next morning and then I was very happy with the temps.
The screws used are slotted for a phillips screwdriver and it would have made installation ALOT easier if the design of the cooler allowed access to these without the wrench.

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  • Dheera V.
  • 11/19/2010 6:17:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFabulous but installation may be a little tricky

Pros: I'm running a Core i7 920 at 2.67GHz. This heatsink is so good that I don't even need to attach a fan to it. Of course, I'm not overclocking much or anything -- the nice thing is that my computer is now extremely quiet with nothing but a silent case fan.

Cons: 1. The backplate is a little bit thick and I needed to put washers in order to have my motherboard sit flat on all the screws.
2. The heatsink is *huge* and just barely fits in my case with about 2 mm of clearance to the side panel of the case. If my motherboard were just a little higher, it wouldn't work for me.

Other Thoughts: Other than the minor installation issues, it's a great heatsink. Idle temps around 37-40 degrees and full load no higher than 56 degrees so far.

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  • Nola H.
  • 9/22/2010 6:49:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sink

Pros: Very efficent.

Cons: Price at the time I purchased.

Other Thoughts: It was a little on the expensive side for a HS, but its kept my CPU nice and cool under 24/7 load for the past year.

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  • Dmitriy L.
  • 7/24/2010 3:30:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsExcellence in a box.

Pros: - Excellent cooling that rivals mid-range water cooling (side by side with a dual 120mm rad WC setup on a E5200 @ 3.85 GHz 1.4v, this heatsink is maybe 3-5C hotter at 62-63C full load, Arctic Silver 5 not yet cured).
- Excellent fan retention system, 8 rubber mounts provided, allowing you to mount two 120mm fans.
- Excellent appearance (this is subjective, but who wouldn't agree?)
- Solid construction
- HDT Technology is a great success

Cons: Well, the fun stops at the intel retention mechanisms. It's a pain in the rear to get it tightened down on an intel setup. You are provided with little wrenches to tighten down the screws with, but it takes a few minutes to get all of them tightened down and snug. May be a problem for those with large accessory heatsinks around the CPU socket.

That aside, most people agree that this is pretty expensive for a cooler that doesn't come with any fans. While I am in favor of being able to use my own fans, it would be nice if it was a few bucks cheaper to compensate.

Not really a con, but like most tower coolers, it's pretty tall and will not fit in all cases.

Other Thoughts: Paired mine with a couple Scythe 120x38mm Ultra Kaze 2000 fans, just managed to squeeze it into my case. It's quite a sight seeing a massive tower with two thick fans mounted, and looks really nice through the mesh side-door of my case (InWin Android).

Cools an E5200 @ 3.85 GHz and ~1.4v, sitting at a pretty steady 62-63C overall running Orthos Small FFTs stress test, Arctic Silver 5 has yet to cure so after a given amount of hours of use, the temps should improve by about 2-4C. Very satisfied with this cooler.

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