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Old September 27, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Default Xigmatek Launches Gaia and Loki CPU Coolers

Xigmatek has released two new CPU coolers onto the market today, both featuring similar H.D.T designs intended for cool and quiet performance. The GAIA SD1283 is a 120mm cooler, with total dimensions of 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm and weighing a modest 460 grams. The unit features three 8mm copper heat pipes that dissipate heat through stack aluminu... [ Read full article ]
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Old September 27, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Aside from the "valley" indentions on the sides of the cooler, the Gaia is another variation of the original S1283, right?
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this is just becoming silly, why not release a cooler that actually improves of a previous design?

heck they havent even improved the distance between the heatpipe or from the looks of it the base quality. go redsign thor's hammer xigmatek

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this is just becoming silly, why not release a cooler that actually improves of a previous design?

heck they havent even improved the distance between the heatpipe or from the looks of it the base quality. go redsign thor's hammer xigmatek

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I guess the heatpipe cooler technology has sort of reached a point of saturation. From here on, you must invent something fundamentally different. For the same reason, now pretty much every cooling company has a high-end cooler which perform 90% like the rest.

Remember back in the day when Zalman launched the initial heatpipe-cooler based designs? Then there was a market leader. Today? It's a price war for essentially the same product.

Maybe cheap, small water cooling units (e.g. Corsair H70, Coolit Eco) will be the next revolution?
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