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Xigmatek Fan Round Up

Posted October 17, 2012 by Kenny in Cooling







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Price at time of Review: Xigmatek XAF-F1253 - $14.99 on Newegg, Xigmatek XAF-F1251 - $14.99 on Newegg, Xigmatek XAF-F1456 - $23.99 on Newegg, Xigmatek XAF-F1454 - $23.99 on Newegg


Aesthetically Pleasing, Great Airflow


A little bit Pricey
Xigmatek's Innovation has develop some great performing fans that are also aesthetically pleasing
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by Kenny
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Xigmatek is a name well-known as a world leading innovator in PC thermal performance and peripherals. With so many advance innovations in today’s tech world, we sometimes wonder, “do some of these slight changes in design from competitor to competitor really make a difference? Today we will be taking a look at Xigmatek’s new line of PC fans and see if their unique designs answer that question. We are going look at four models, and each has its own touch of flare. We will be putting them to the test to see how they stack up to the competitors.

We have the following models today: Xigmatek’s XAF-F1253 (120mm Orange Blades), Xigmatek XAF-F1251 (120mm Black Blade), Xigmatek XAF-F1456 (140mm Blue Blade), and Xigmatek XAF-F1454 (140mm Smoked Blade).

Before we dive into the essence of the XAF series fans, lets talk a little about 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. 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.

Lets move forward and look at the Specifications and Packaging.




    Do you think these fans would be good to use with the H100?


      The 120mm models will not have a problem, however the 140mm models you may run into fitment problems, You will run into problems as they won’t fit side by side on the H100.

      They provide good airflow CFM wise, However if you plan on using 4 of them at full speeds you may pick up a little more noise, but you can use the fan controller on the H100 to turn them down if needed.

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