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XIGMATEK Thor's Hammer S126384 W Heat-Pipe Direct Touch CPU Cooler Intel and AMD compatible

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  • Double H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch) / Aluminum Alloy

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Steve H.
  • 3/13/2016 9:11:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood Heat Sink... Wrong Bracket for AM3+

Pros: Heat sink works well, 4Ghz - 8 core computer idles @ 31 deg. celsius

Cons: Either the hold down bracket for AM3+ processors was made wrong or they put the wrong one in my kit. I had to use a dremel with a grinding wheel to take about .150" to .200" of material off of the arch of the hold down bracket. If I would have forced the hold down bracket onto where it clips and lock it down, my MB would have cracked even with a steel backplane..................
Worked fine after I machined it.

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  • victor l.
  • 2/26/2016 7:10:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value for the money, considering its age

Pros: Effective quiet cooling with large fans
Maximum heatsink area
Effective cooling with 1 or 2 120mm fans.

Cons: Clip is a bit fiddly for AMD, any previous complaints are based on people not noticing the twin grooves in the heatsink base for the clip to sit in, because of the size of the heatsink, it is hard to see if the clip is seated in the grove, and then the people complain they cannot force the clip down, which is only logical. Once seated correctly the heavy heatsink is mounted securely enough for a vertical board mount. The instructions should have put more emphasis on this issue to prevent the complaints.
Doesn't include fan
Is very large, make sure your case can fit this.

Other Thoughts: Good value for the money since it was being phased out.

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  • Wayne R.
  • 2/22/2016 1:00:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOl' Faithful

Pros: -8mm direct heatpipes, speaks for itself. Most effective on large-dye CPUs that can utilize the large plate.
-double layer cooling heatpipes, again, speaks for itself
-TRIPLE layer fins to maximize every space for ventilation

Cons: -You have to supply your own fan, but its cheap and you can see it doesn't have a fan
-Could compact the fin distance

Other Thoughts: -Heavy, but that means it works well. High heat-capacity
-Awesome with almost every TIM
-GIVEN HOW LONG THIS COOLER HAS BEEN AROUND, IT REALLY IS OL' FAITHFUL!

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  • Thomas G.
  • 1/24/2016 3:15:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Performance for Price

Pros: EXCELLENT COOLING over stock sink. I know I didn't need to attach two fans to it... But I did anyways because it looks mint with the blue LEDs.
WORKS GREAT ON SOCKET 1150. I've read a few reviews saying it didn't and I now can confirm that those guys obviously just don't know what they're doing/talking about. I had zero issues using this on my GIGABYTE GA-Z87-DS3H MOBO.
IT'S SUPER CHEAP FOR WHAT IT IS.

Cons: Takes up a lot of space. Works in ATX and micro ATX cases easy enough, but you should still measure before you buy just to be safe because this sucker is BIG.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend. For $15 you just can't beat this level of performance.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2016 12:53:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFreaking Awesome!

Pros: Huge! Black chrome! Direct touch heat pipes. Probably the coolest retail packaging for any product. Cool name.

Cons: Doesn't come with a fan maybe? I have tons of fans laying around but I guess some people won't but as I'm about to tell you in the next section, you might not need a fan installed at all.

Other Thoughts: This heat sink is just awesome.As I mentioned before, I installed this without any fans but I do have two 120mm case fans right next to the heat sink. My 4790k at idle only gets up to maybe 26 Celsius and on load gets to about 60 Celsius. The installation is a little rough but as long as you take out the motherboard and plan ahead on connecting cables as you reinstall the motherboard, you should be fine.

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  • Brandon W.
  • 12/1/2015 12:22:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs"...and AMD..." No.

Pros: -Very nice packaging
-Very nice heatisnk
-Seems pretty effective (Runs hotter idle, but never passes 45c /w OC)
-Cheap
-Very clean mating surface (polished)

Cons: -The BIGGEST pain to install on AM3+.
-Super loose on AM3+
-Included AMD clasp is super flimsy
-It's huge (Pro and con)
-Fans don't really like to stay in

Other Thoughts: Prior to this, I'd owned a CoolerMaster TX3. I wanted to upgrade to something that would support a larger and more common fan, yet I didn't want to pay a huge sum just for air cooling. This cooler was way below the budget I'd allowed myself, but what really got me were some line-ups I'd seen with this cooler, and some of the more popular ones. For the price, this cooler offers VERY competitive performance. Great for overclocking.

The TX3 took about 10 minutes to install because I was being careful. This cooler took about 3 hours of fiddling to get it sitting well enough that I felt okay with booting it in an upright position. Again, this is for AMD and AM3+ specifically. If you own this socket and you're interested in this cooler, I can't fully recommend it. It's nearly impossible to install the correct way between the rediculous clamping pressure, and the flimsy clasp. The only ways I've managed to get this thing on is either by sliding the cooler back and fourth to allow you to move the clasp without hitting the cooler, or by setting the clasp into the locking position and depressing the fixed side until it bends and slips over the bracket. The first method will likely cause deep scratching on your CPU though.

TX3 temps: 55c (1hr p95)
Thor's Hammer: 45c (1hr p95)

Exact same setup. TX3 had a custom fan profile and two fans, Xigmatek had 1 fan on a stock profile. Should also note that with the upgrade from the TX3's 92mm fans to the Xigmateks 120mm fans, the system is much quieter.

Overall, an interesting product. I really liked the packaging, I really liked the cooler, and I really wanted it to be perfect. It has disappointed me, but it has not failed me.

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  • Shane B.
  • 11/18/2015 4:40:55 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNOT 1155 compatible

Pros: seemed very well made. finish was excellent

Cons: This is not compatible with socket 1155 or anything newer. It says right on the box. So sad, I had to waste time going through an online chat just to keep from being charged for return shipping and a restocking fee.

Other Thoughts: I have spent THOUSANDS over the years at Newegg and barely returned anything. I would think they would have some sort of system where the customers are ranked in their ERP system or something and you could expedite the process when Newegg obviously made a mistake that cost me much precious time to resolve. Definitely a strike against Newegg and something that makes me think I should start shopping elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/9/2015 7:29:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Extremely Well

Pros: Don't know why people are saying it doesn't work with an AMD mobo. I have it firmly attached to my am3+ board, maybe they just didn't want to put the extra pressure it takes to put it on there?

Anyways, it keeps my FX-6350 nice and cool @ 44C while overclocked to 4.6Ghz.

I have two scythe quiet typhoon's attached to it and I can't hardly hear it.

Cons: It is a little heavy and therefore puts a strain on the mobo. I wouldn't suggest using this heatsink for a LAN party computer though it would look pretty slick...

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  • brandon o.
  • 10/11/2015 1:09:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for my old setup

Pros: very nice fin designs allows good airflow dropped my temps 10c over my scythe ninja at idle and 20c at peak so more overclock headroom running 2 120s rated at 70 cfm heavy though but well worth it for the efficiency also doesnt cover any ram slots on my old bad axe 2 running a q6600 at 3.4 peak is 62c idle is 36c

Cons: pain to install but once i figured out a technique it was easy the rubber fan mounts suck but you can use needle nose pliers on them

Other Thoughts: make the mounting setup easier to get a tool on or make holes in the fins for a long screwdriver to go through

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  • John P.
  • 9/29/2015 4:57:22 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot for K8/AMD CPU's

Pros: Large heat sink mass. Very well constructed.

Cons: Xigmatek ships this with the wrong size K8/AMD tool-free clip. The arms are too small to make contact on both sides of the K8/AMD retention bracket. This would be awesome on an Intel build, but for some reason Xigmatek knowingly used the wrong clip for AMD. The clip it comes with belongs to the Dark Knight which has a lower clearance between the primary heatsink and the CPU. I really wanted this cooler and will definitely buy one when I build my i7 4790K rig.

Other Thoughts: Its big, twice the mass and volume of the Xigmatek Dark Knight. Should be awesome at pulling heat off your CPU, large mass, seven heat pipes. Why one egg? Cause Xigmatek for some reason felt it necessary to cause AMD owners grief and frustration for no good reason. Why???

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