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Old October 11, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Not sure if this is out yet, but anybody notice this..

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It comes with the bolt thru kit installed or at least with it, instead of the Push-Pins, it is nice to see them making some changes.
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Old October 11, 2008, 03:17 PM
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According to their site "Black Nickel" increases cooling performance. AFAIK there's no such thing, unless they're referring to nickel that's painted black... But that conducts heat less than aluminum or copper, so I don't think there will be much "improvement" in it's cooling performance. Gimmick?
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Old October 11, 2008, 03:23 PM
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My thoughts are essentially this is just a normal S1823 with nickel plating, faster spinning fan and the bolt-on mounting.

They are probably reaching the limits of how far they can expand HDT cooling, so they are opting to change things from a style standpoint.
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I had one of those STD 1283s on my Q6600. While crunching, it ran at ~54C. I replaced it tonight using an IFX-14 I had... same speed, same volts: ~46C.

I'll stick to Thermalright for a very long time still.
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Old October 11, 2008, 06:11 PM
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totally agreed.
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I also agree as the IFX14 is a beast....BUT how much did it cost vs a S1283? For the money Xig HDTs are hard to beat. That being said I'll stick to my Elite :)~
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Agreed that the IFX has a hefty price tag.
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IMHO, the HDT-S1283 is the best bang for the buck for most people. I have 3 of them taming the heat of Q6600 boxes without problems. Since they can keep them below 60C during folding, it's perfect for me (they are all overclocked to 3.3-3.4 GHz).

If the Dark Knight version is priced the same or just 10% more than the normal version, it's a winner since the bolt-thru kit add 5-10$ to the total price.
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My reply was strictly to show the performance difference of the 1283 vs. a top-of-the-line HSF. Indeed the 1283 is a bargain for most users and getting rid of the push pins is a great move.
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My reply was strictly to show the performance difference of the 1283 vs. a top-of-the-line HSF. Indeed the 1283 is a bargain for most users and getting rid of the push pins is a great move.
Under that view, I do agree... I'm more of a WC guy tho and I have 2 watercooled computers
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