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XIGMATEK Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler Review

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   While most of the industry is attending Computex just half around the world away the surprisingly high temperatures where i live (31+ degrees Celsius) keep reminding me of just how good winter really is (snow addict). Because of that and also because lately we've been receiving quite a large number of CPU Coolers (some of which are also showcased in Computex right now) i decided to spend the better part of this week testing all of them one after the other (time is quite important). The first of those CPU Coolers to get mounted on our test bench is no other than the latest Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition by XIGMATEK.

 

   XIGMATEK Co., Ltd. was established in 2005 with the aim of becoming one of the world leaders in the computer Peripheral field. In XIGMATEK, the major members of management have many years experience in Computer Peripherals, Thermal industry, manufacturing and other applications. Pursued an aggressive growth strategy, XIGMATEK invests heavily in R&D, has strategic alliances with suppliers and academia, builds up an integrated presence in major economic regions, and hones one of the world’s most efficient manufacturing operations. A team of over twenty R&D engineers, product designers and technical people (one main team in German), XIGMATEK is full with confidence to offer excellent quality products and service to meet your needs. Regards as the consumer market, as well as distributing electrical appliances through the usual channels, XIGMATEK will continue to develop new sales channels to cater to ever-changing consumer trends and demand. With our fruitful experience, we have full confidence that we can provide not only the best, reliable, environmental and performing Computer Peripheral products but excellent service also to fulfill global user’s demand.

 

   XIGMATEK products may not be amongst the top ones in terms of raw performance but aside always looking great they do usually hit a very good price/performance ratio which is what most people (especially the ones on a tight budget) are after. Now the Dark Night SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition may follow the same tower design (U-Type) as do most CPU Coolers by XIGMATEK but it features a brand new ceramic coating which according to the people behind it should improve its cooling efficiency quite a bit. Other features include three 8mm heat-pipes, H.D.T (heatpipe direct-touch) technology and room for up to two fans (push & pull). Based on the main features of the SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition i don't really expect it to hit the big boys but since I’ve never encountered this new ceramic coating in the past i am truly curious to see the results.