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Xigmatek Balder SD1283

Posted December 2, 2009 by Jake in Cooling







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We’ve seen CPU coolers in all shapes and sizes, as well as capabilities, and have noticed some trends during our extensive testing. One trend is that the Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) towers have proven to be extremely efficient in terms of cooling performance. Another is that we’ve seen that Xigmatek has produced some of the top HDT towers that we’ve tested, garnering much-deserved acccolates with their CPU cooler lineup.

Today we’ll see if that trend continues, as we test the Xigmatek Balder SD1283, an HDT tower that features stunning aesthetics with polished finishes, along with a great price. It is also Socket LGA1156-capable for your new Core i5/i7, as well as LGA1366, and AMD AM2/AM3 compatible. That is a very attractive combination for consumers, so let’s take a closer look at the Xigmatek Balder and see how well it performs during testing.

Thanks go to Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.


The Xigmatek Group of companies was founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei and London. The Xigmatek range includes CPU coolers including heatpipe coolers, low profile heatsinks and high efficiency coolers for the specialist market. We believe in style and substance. Xigmatek cooler components not only meet the advanced needs, they are typically design engineered for specific processors in partnership with major processor manufacturers early on in the design production cycle. Product quality is the first principle, we do not compromise Xigmatek products. It is our policy to support our customers in every way and provide a superb level of service based on personal communication.



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