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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 ...



XIGMATEK puts a Pump in the Middle of a Radiator!?!

Ah, Twitter! Sometimes news is hiding in the depths of media that is hard to find, but my feed gives me a glimpse that leads to an interesting discovery. In this case, XIGMATEK showed off some prototypes for some CLCs at Computex that went mostly under the radar. Sadly, I feel like these units should’ve made more of a splash than they did, but I suppose we can start trying to rectify this problem. Let’s see what a radiator looks like with a pump in the middle of it! There’s is very little about these units so far. I basically saw a tweet from XIGMATEK, that led me to a Tek Syndicate Facebook post, that further led me to an article Google translate put into English for me. Some people are likely to blame patents for this design and it could be the case in this instance. However, XIGMATEK could seriously be onto something with their design. First, fans inherently move air away from their centers due to the laws of physics. This leaves a bit of a dead zone as far as airflow is concerned. Having the pump located at the center point of the rad is a great way to utilize space that isn’t as efficient to begin with. While the amount of heat generated from pumps is unlikely to be a concern, personal experience has taught me that when the pump isn’t on the block, the block is much easier to install. Outside of the possible performance ramifications, the design can work well for appearance also. The lack of a pump on the block allows for some easier aes...



Xigmatek Nebula Mini ITX Case

Xigmatek has just released a new Mini ITX case that is aimed at the Home entertainment and gaming market. It is called Nebula and they state “that it resembles something out of this world”. The top is coated with grand piano black paint and the side panels are in a jet black scratch resistant finish. It has an innovative air intake system at the base of the case, it also has an HD light on the bottom of the case. Here is quick list of features and specs:   Features – Includes pre-installed high performance silent (black with black fan blades) Xigmatek XOF fan with FCB (Fluid Circulative Bearing) for ultimate exhaust capabilities. – I/ O panel includes 2 x Super-Speed USB 3.0, HD Audio In/Out jacks, Power/Reset. – Capable of mounting Mini-ITX Motherboards. – Innovative 2 X 3.5” HDD can be converted to 2.5” SSD for easy mix and match. – Included 1 additional 2.5” SSD mounting holes inside chassis – All 3 side panels are tool-less and designed with quick release mechanism. – Can install full sized power supplies – Can mount up to 200mm Gaming Graphic cards Specifications Dimension L) 206x (H) 330x (W) 206mm Drive Bay 3.5″ Internal x 2 (tool-free retainers) or 2.5” Internal x 2 Expansion Slot 2 slots Motherboard Mini-ITX Power Supply Standard P/S2(ATX) or EPS Cooling System Rear fan: Preinstalled one 1200 RPM 120mm silent Xigmatek XOF black bladed fan I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 and HD Audio in/out jacks ...



Introducing the Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis !!

In 2013 Xigmatek completely redesigned the traditional look of the small form factor chassis and added unbeatable style and performance to something which was so simple looking. Usually for a micro-ATX, mini-ITX chassis the exterior design is straight forward and non eye catching. We wanted to change the industry’s perspective on small form factor chassis and build something that everyone can enjoy! The base of the chassis is elevated at the front which provides extra intake airflow. Unlike other micro-ITX chassis he interior can support up to micro-ATX giving you the selection to use SLI or Crossfire in your build, not to mention being able to fit full length top of the range gaming VGA cards. Also a added feature is to use a full ATX power supply instead of a SFX PSU. The handles on the top are not only there for looks, they can support the weight of a full gaming build. We know that recently smaller form factor builds are becoming more popular. With real estate rates rising and room size depleting, we understand it is necessary to cut down on space. Aquila is a chassis that no matter the situation, it can serve you well



Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467 has been released!!

Displayed initially at the recently concluded Computex event in Taipei, Xigmatek’s newest cooler employs a number of unconventional design choices, meant to usher “the future of CPU cooling.”      



 
 
 
 
 
Xigmatek Prime CPU Cooler Review

Xigmatek Prime SD1484 CPU Cooler Review

Xigmatek is one of those companies that's been around for a while but still aren't a name most people use on a daily basis. They've got a long history of cases, CPU coolers, fans and accessories as well as power supplies yet they're not nearly as well-known as companies like Cooler Master, NZXT and Thermaltake just to name a few. This doesn't seem to stop them though as they make some pretty nice products. They were kind enough to send us their Prime SD1484 CPU cooler to review. Can this cooler from the little guy perform? Let's find out.



 
 
 
 
 

Xigmatek Dark Knight II – Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler

Today we will be taking a look at something new to the PC thermal world. Interestingly, for all the car enthusiasts out there, this may be something you have seen before. This is technology you likely have not seen in a computer on your desktop, but it's very possible you may have seen it in a heavily modded hot rod sitting in your driveway. We are going to be looking at a new CPU Cooler from Xigmatek. It's called the Dark Knight II - Night Hawk Edition Cooler. It uses what they call "stealth" technology which basically means the heatsink has been ceramic coated to provide additional thermal dissipation. This is first of its kind technology we have seen used on a CPU Cooler, and today we will see how it stacks up to its more traditional competitors. To talk a little more about what's in store, the Xigmatek Dark Knight II - Night Hawk Edition Cooler may look like your typical tower cooler available on the market; however, its thermal technology is a little more unique. The Ceramic coated aluminum fins along with a direct copper base design gets our imagination wondering just how well this cooler might perform. Before we move on, let's learn a little more about Xigmatek.



 
 
 
 
 

Xigmatek Gigas

With the popularity of HTPC and small form factor gaming chassis on the rise, we are always searching for the perfect set-up. Today we will be looking at the Xigmatek Gigas HTPC / Gaming chassis. In today's review you will see that Xigmatek has put some real thought into this chassis and kept function and cooling in mind with it. From a design stand point they have kept it simple, with a nice sleek curved front. This makes the chassis look like its one solid piece of hardware and doesn't break up the lines of this attractive design. Before we dive into this review lets first talk a little about the company Xigmatek. Will the Xigmatek Gigas HTPC chassis' build quality and value match its good looks? Read the full article to find out!





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