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XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

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  • 1000 - 2200 RPM
  • 89.45 CFM (Max.)
  • Aluminum Alloy, H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch), Ceramic Surface Coating

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The Xigmatek Stealth series coolers make use of advanced ceramic materials originally pioneered in the high-tech aerospace and automotive industries. The ceramic coating features high strength and light weight and is specially formulated for maximum thermal conductivity making it well suited for use in extreme temperature environments.

Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Nighthawk Edition

The Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 is the world's first enthusiast cooler to utilize a modern ceramic coating and was the result of Xigmatek thermal engineers thinking outside the box.  Xigmatek's innovative use of this space age material is not just for good looks - the ceramic coating along with Xigmatek's patented HDT technology greatly increases the efficiency of thermal transfer away from your CPU.

  • High Thermal Conductivity - The increased thermal conductivity of the ceramic coating rapidly absorbs and removes heat from the CPU via the heatpipes.
  • Increased Cooling Area - Traditional aluminum fins are not as effective conducting heat at the outer edges. The ceramic coating allows heat to rapidly spread over the entire surface of the cooling fins, reducing thermal hotspots and increasing the cooling area.
  •  HDT - Xigmatek's use of superior grade copper for the patented Heatpipe Direct Touch technology places the performance enhanced heatpipe directly against the hot CPU, increasing the effectiveness of removing heat from the source.


Features
  • Advanced ceramic material coating for dramatic thermal dissipation performance
  • Matte black design creates a uniquely stealthy look and feel
  • Utilizes Xigmatek's patented HDT (Heatpipe Direct Touch) Technology and superior grade copper material heatpipes
  • 160mm side cooling tower configuration
  • Ultra-slim profile capable of mounting single (push) or dual (push-pull)120mm fan configurations; works with the majority of current motherboard designs
  • Includes Xigmatek's Universal Mounting Kit compatible with Intel LGA Socket 755, 1155, 1156, 2011 and AMD Socket K8 / AM2 / AM3
Performance As Good As It Looks
The Dark Knight SD1283 features a high-tech and stealthy matte black ceramic finish and is mated with a matching smoke black fan, giving it a unique presence. The effectiveness of the ceramic coating allows for reduced width fins resulting in an ultra-slim profile  making the Dark Knight SD1283 well suited for either single or dual fan (push - pull) configurations that easily fits within the physical constraints of modern motherboard designs.
Performance testing between the similar Dark Knight SD1283 (ceramic) and GAIA SD1283 (non-ceramic) coolers indicates a performance increase of of up to 10% under stock and overclocked CPU speeds.



Specifications


First To Innovate
Xigmatek leads the market by continuing to innovate in cooler design while the competition is satisfied with rehashing the same old technologies. Xigmatek was first to market with HDT and is now first to market with the use of advanced ceramic materials. Xigmatek: We Innovate.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Revised review, rebate obtained, great cooler

Pros: Sharp looks and feels well built (it would be sharper if allowed dual xigmatek LED fans)
efficient cooling

Cons: Had some hardtime with the rebate but Xigmatek ended up honoring all their rebates

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent cooling

Pros: I purchased this cooling kit back to 2011 from Newegg. Used on 775 CPU before and recently trying to use it for a new gaming PC which will be based on 1150 CPU. I did a research on the internet and also visited Newegg. It seems to be Xigmaek is still making this same model, but could be used on newer CPUs such as the 1150, etc. Do I need an adaptor or something in order to make it useful for the new CPU(package says work with the older 775 CPU)? Thanks. Patron customer Johnny Ng

Cons: none

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very good fan cooler

Pros: over 3 years with this and it handled my i7 920 2.67ghz oc'd to 3.45ghz all that time. Just switched out for an h105 corsair but for air this thing worked well.

Cons: it's not a liquid cooler

Other Thoughts: Ever want a cheap cpu cooler and can find one cheap? get it, they work.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best Cooler I've Ever Used

Pros: After years of use this cooler still does exactly what it advertises, all while looking cool (no pun intended) and being easy to install. I had no particular issues installing this component. My AMD FX-6300 always idles at 18 °C. Under load or during stress testing my temps only get up to a stable 28 °C. Price was nice as well.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I installed two fans on the heat sink: one pulling air into the manifold and another on the back pulling air out of the manifold. From there it dumps it's exhaust air four inches in front of a case fan which pulls the air out of the case.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Looks awesome

Pros: Let's face it, one of the main reasons I bought this was because it looks awesome. I loved the feel of it when I took it out of the packaging and placed it in. It does well for cooling, at least I've never had an abnormal problem with it. Even when I CPU mined a little and would leave it on for a few days it worked really well.

Cons: My two issues are that the rubber fin mounts are hard to slide into place and as such I bent some fins. Also, and my main issue, the fan is annoying. It's not terribly loud and obnoxious, but you can definitely hear the thing. I have a Corsair 300R case and due to the mesh on top, you can hear it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Cool!

Pros: Coolers my CPU better than my H100i and this is much cheaper and quieter.

Cons: Very big.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Frosty FX8320

Pros: 14c idle / 32c under heavy load (prime95 and Firestrike) (coretemp and HWmonitor)... 1st impressions was its light, Very light. I've owned evo 212+, Hyper N520, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B, And this cooler has my temps lower than all of them with almost no weight to it. It fits perfectly in NZXT Guardian mid tower (clearance for most cases at only 4.6 in). Black looks great. You can use a push pull setup it includes extra rubber mounting for 2nd fan

Cons: Should have made the base black as well the chrome matches nothing in my rig.

White LED is very bright and doesn't match. Going to swap fan for a SP120 Blue led fan easy enough fix

Fins have to be bent to install fan with rubber screws, Mounting is weird but hey it works.

Other Thoughts: my temps are using mx4 tim and only fan provided, add a second fan for improved performance, I would buy this again in a heartbeat and will be using it in future builds as well ( I build around 4 per year)

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
grate cooling, bad mounting sys.

Pros: grate cooling my i7 4790K, i can't say temps because mobo sensor is defective

Cons: bad mounting systems, especially for fans on heatsink

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