What is Xigmatek doing? (P.S. It’s good!)
Boy, howdy! I’m just catching up all the news this week aren’t I? Well, not all of it, but I do want to point out a couple of things Xigmatek is doing in the PC market. At first glance, you might think they’re just releasing basic copies of other designs, but each product I noticed had one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked. The Prospect and the Scylla have one tiny detail that I think is revolutionizing the component market.
Let’s look at the Xigmatek Prospect Chassis first. The front glass panel with the circular LED front fans is showing up more and more. The glass is nice, but we begin getting that carbon copy feel when we see this. That’s why it’s important not to miss where that PSU is located. It’s standing upward in the front of the case! This is something I really want to point out because it can do wonders for PC cooling. Xigmatek shows HDDs mounted on the bottom space where the PSU usually sits. However, if you replace that with some case fans, you have DIRECT cooling going to your GPU. I want this design to start catching on more.
Second, I want to readdress the Xigmatek Scylla CPU coolers. I picked up on this a while back when I saw the news drop, but I’m glad to see that it looks like an official release now. The company decided to move the integrated pump into a spot on the radiator. Let’s think about this for a second. A closer look shows that the pump is taking up an effectively dead spot in the rad. As such, it probably won’t harm the cooling potential at all. Next, the specification show us the pump can run up to 3500 RPMs. If you follow CLCs, you know that’s a high speed for these kind of units, which will likely translate to a higher flow rate and better cooling potential. I want to see this design get explored out more as well.
So there’s your two products that on the surface look like copies, but underneath prove they’re doing some pretty amazing things for the industry. Xigmatek may feel like it’s overlooked at times on the US side of things, but I hope they continue to get traction while they continue to innovate in the market. Let’s face it, the design on that cooler is a great way to get around the patent problems we’ve seen other companies face. Check out the links below for the full product pages and next week, we’ll try to catch you up on some info with the Ryzen 5 series and the 1080 Ti GPU.