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XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included dual fan push pull compatible LGA1150 Haswell Compatible

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  • 1200 - 2800 RPM
  • 52 CFM
  • Base Material: H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch)
  • Fin Material: Aluminum Alloy

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Loki

Loki, connected with magic and fire; his relationship with the gods varies by source, sometimes assisting and sometimes causing havoc. Loki is gifted with the talent to shape-shift into various creatures.

With such power we wanted to reawaken this god so that his legacy can live on forever.

Loki is one of the greatest accomplishments in CPU cooling history with the power to adapt to every situation similar to the mythology, he has the ability to quickly transform from a single fan to dual fans due to the integrated dual fan option. -Loki can cater to it all.

Loki will be able to keep your CPU running at full power without the worry of overheating.

-Loki, the cooler with innovation, power and attitude!

 

Our team of highly experienced thermal engineers came up with an idea of inventing a more effective process to displace heat. We call this Heat-pipe Direct Touch Technology. To achieve this innovation we needed to reinvent the entire traditional copper/aluminum heatsink base. HDT works by integrating the copper heat-pipes straight to your CPU giving a direct touch. After excessive experiments through trial and error, we are proud to announce our HDT technology produces over 10 percent more heat conductivity compared to the traditional copper heatsinks and a colossal 170-percent improvement over the aluminum heatsink most commonly found in retail coolers. This innovation will deliver up to an astronomical 45-percent in heat displacement.

-Being first in the world to accomplish this is one of our greatest achievements


 

Loki was envisioned with the idea of innovation - The concept was to simulate a box shape barrier which could obstruct the heat from escaping, accumulating the warmth within the fins. This concept prevents the heat from discharging to outer unwanted regions and creates a tunnel allowing the fan to perfectly thrust the air though the fins, effectively releasing unwanted heat allowing maximum thermal displacement. To ensure a stable connection for our highly competent fan, our engineers needed to reinvent the connector. Instead of using a stainless steel clip, we decided that by using a rubber fabrication it would eliminate unnecessary vibrations, ultimately delivering close to nonexistent sound.

 - Creative and dynamic.


 

Cooling a CPU has two major aspects, firstly the thermal displacement from the heatsink/fins and secondly the fan. Obviously the higher the RPM of the fan rotation, the more effective the heat can be driven away. Our intention was not only to design a powerful fan - we wanted to construct a fan which had an exceedingly long life expectancy. We are proud to say we accomplished this with our newly redesigned (FCB) Fluid Circulative Bearing. The FCB is not like your average bearing; it can withstand high, steady RPMs due to its re-circulative fluid, but at the same time it can cancel out friction therefore minimizing noise pollution whilst still pumping out an extraordinary 40,000 hours.

Product Loki
Compatibility Intel LGA775/ 1156/ 1366/ 1155/ 1150
AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2.
Heat Sink Base H.D.T. (Heat-pipe Direct Touch)
Fin Material Aluminum
Heat-pipe Size F6mm
Material Copper
Fan Fans installed 1 fan preinstalled with the option of 2
Life Expectancy 40,000 hours
Fan Size 92mm
Speed 1200~2800 R.P.M.


XIGMATEK LEADING THE WAY

XIGMATEK CONTINUES TO LEAD THE MARKET IN INNOVATIVE IDEAS THAT ARE TRANSLATED INTO TRULY UNIQUE PRODUCTS. XIGMATEK’S COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION, DESIGN, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE MEANS THAT THE CUSTOMER GETS THE BEST FEATURED AND PRICE/PERFORMANCE VALUE IN THE MARKET.

XIGMATEK: WE INNOVATE

 

  • newegg Superior Heat Transfer Three U-type heatpipes integrated with H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) technology and high-density aluminum fins create most efficient heat conduction and outstanding cooling performance.
  • newegg 92mm PWM Fan with Anti-vibration Rubbers The PWM fan automatically adjusts its speeds according to the CPU temperature for efficient cooling and minimized fan noise. A second fan can be installed for more cooling performance and the included anti-vibration rubbers further reduce noise.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility The XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 features a universal retention module design for broad compatibility with AMD K8/AM2/AM2+/AM3 platforms, as well as the Intel LGA 775/1156/1366 platforms.

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
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5/ 5
Powerful cooling that's worth the price.

Pros: Short of liquid cooling systems or building your computer into a mini-fridge, this thing did the job and did it well. My CPU would rarely ever exceed 40° C and stayed at an average of 32° - 34° C during most times of the day, even during the hot Arizona summer. I pushed my old Pentium E6700 once to see how it handles more stress and the temps never got above 58° C!

I had no problems installing it onto my mobo, but I have 10 years experience building personal rigs (check Cons).

Cons: Depending on your tower, this thing may be too big. Additionally, the fan can be a bit loud if you decide to overclock your CPU regularly, but I would assume that this is expected considering the heat output.

I had no problems installing it onto my mobo, but it isn't for the faint of heart. If you don't have the confidence or skills working with installing cooling hardware, definitely take this one at your leisure or get help.

Other Thoughts: If you don't mind the size, this is a good go-to before you decide to invest in something that costs more and does a better job of cooling your computer. Even if you stick with it, its still a good cooling option. I cannot say much for gaming as my Pentium E6700 isn't exactly the top-of-the-line gaming CPU, but I can play through Age of Empires (I - III) at their best graphic qualities and run a number of PS1 emulators without seeing temperatures higher than 50° C, so I'd say its a good buy.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great little heatsink

Pros: This little Heatsink gave me great temperatures at 4.0ghz. It's a little noisy but with the proper fan control it does the job great at a low noise level, quiter than most GPU fans by a long shot.

Cons: I flat base would have been good, as opposed to the heatpipes causing slight gaps in the contact patch.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good enough to efectively cool a non-soldered IHS CPU

Pros: Smaller 92mm form factor.
Direct touch heatpipes.
Push-Pull dual fan capable.
Study mount.
Even contact and pressure.

Cons: May be a little tricky to install for some people.

Other Thoughts: If you don't have a lot of experience installing non-OEM heatsinks, then please take your sweet time with this one or maybe even enlist the help of an experienced person.

The adhesive backed underside bracket is a nice touch during installation, so it helps get and keep things aligned when it's time to install the retention bolts. After that, it's completely smooth sailing.

Keeps my i7-3770K at 31C/66C idle/load in a microATX case with AS-5 paste and the following 120mm chassis fans:
1 - front intake
1- rear exhaust
2 - side intake
1 - PSU fan exhaust

I did not expect to get such great results out of a 92mm sized HSF with an Ivy Bridge i7, so I am very pleased.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Better than stock

Pros: Additional cooling over stock
takes two 120 mm fans
allowed for a slight OC on my rig

Cons: heavy

Other Thoughts: having two big CPU fans gets loud very quick, but that's no fault of the sink

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Ok for a cheap cooler

Pros: Easy to figure out the install. Can rotate to mount in different directions depending on need. Pretty quiet. With an E3-1230V3 I originally got 49C loaded, and after removing some excess thermal interface material I am now getting around 42C loaded. The overall footprint is narrow, doesn't get in the way of the RAM slots that are really close to my cpu.

Cons: The biggest issue is the base that contacts the CPU is far from flat. Oh, sure, the heat pipes are exposed so the base transitions between different materials, but it all could have been lapped down to something much flatter. After I wasn't getting the cooling I wanted initially, I dismounted the cooler and saw some sections of contact with extremely thin layer of Arctic Silver, other sections were thick.
Also, the fan mounting standoffs are a little finicky to get into the slots.

Other Thoughts: I was originally looking for a passive cooler for this server build in a 4U chassis with lots of active airflow. I couldn't find anything I liked so I got this inexpensive one instead. I'd measured my case to make sure there was room, so that went fine. I might still try without the fan ... there really is a lot of airflow in the right direction already, it can't be worse that a passive cooler. And maybe I;ll pull it out again and lap it down a bit myself.

ASRock E3C224-4L
4 sticks KVR16E11/8
Rosewill RSV-L4500 case
Lots of clearance

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
works

Pros: does the job

Cons: bottom maching could be better

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Great

Pros: i put this on an AMD FX 6300 black edition CPU at 4.4GHz and i cools it amazingly. it bring it all the way down to room temp when idle(20 degrees celcius) and maxes out at 51 degrees load. i am EXTREMELY happy to have this CPU cooler on my new rig.

Cons: None at all

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very Impressed

Pros: -Excellent Cooling Ability for such a small tower heatsink.
-Small, Compact Size
-Easy Installation

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I recently decided to upgrade to a new Haswell i5-4670k and definitely wanted to OC a bit but I am also wanting to get a smaller case so felt I needed to go with a more compact heatsink than my old 120mm fan tower heatsink so after a bit of research, I settled on the Loki and boy was I impressed.

Cooling with much, much better than I anticipated and I managed to keep my stress test temps under 80c even on a processor that was defective and pulling much more voltage (and heat) than it should have been (CPU has since been sent back for RMA).

My best guess is you should be able to keep a decent i5-4670k OCed to about 4.4 ghz - 4.5 ghz and keep it under 80c on load with the Loki and while I can't deny that the 120mm fan Tower Heat Sinks out there will probably provide a bit more cooling, if your looking for a fairly compact cooling solution, you can't go wrong with the Loki.

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