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Xigmatek S983 Nepartak

Posted May 26, 2009 by Jake in Cooling







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Big, beefy powerhouse CPU coolers may garner most of the attention in the enthusiast race for top cooling performance, but not every horse is a thoroughbred. There is a very large segment of the consumer population that is quite content to want something that is simple and straightforward, and will offer good performance at a great price. And that is part of the key distinction here, as top quality products that are affordable are a rather rare breed.

Today we’re testing the Xigmatek S983 Nepartak CPU cooler that offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology in a small form 92mm fan setup. We’ve seen the big boy Xigmatek coolers rule the roost in our extensive 1366 air cooler testing so far, so it will be interesting to see if they can continue the winning streak with a decidedly smaller product, especially on a highly overclock Core i7 monster.

Let’s find out.

Our thanks go to our friends at 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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