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xigmatek s1284, and sunbeam core contact freezer

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May 5, 2008 11:41:31 PM

Hey all,

I'm looking to buy either of these heat sinks(xigmatek s1284, and sunbeam core contact freezer), but haven't found them available anywhere yet. Anyone know where to buy one?
May 6, 2008 12:07:03 AM

I shopped around a bit locally for the Xigmatek S1284 but nobody seems to carry it retail. NewEgg has a free 3-day shipping deal on it currently, however, so I'd just do that unless you've absolutely got to have it right this minute.

I'm going to order one when I get off work tonight myself.
May 6, 2008 12:16:44 AM

thanks for the help, but I only found the S1283 on newegg. could you link the page you found the s1284 on pls?
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May 6, 2008 12:21:12 AM

My mistake, it is a S1283...I didn't even realize there WAS an S1284. My bad, what I get for trying to do this when I'm supposed to be working.

*EDIT* Although the S1284 from the Xigmatek website looks an awful lot like the S1283 Red Scorpion:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 6, 2008 12:35:06 AM

I'd like to get my hands on a S1284, and I hope they don't use those frack'n push-pins this time.
May 6, 2008 12:54:57 AM

halcyon said:
I'd like to get my hands on a S1284, and I hope they don't use those frack'n push-pins this time.


Looks like they did going by the Xigmatek website.

Nice-looking heatsink though.
May 6, 2008 3:50:16 AM

looks like there's a backboard bracket kit, but not sure how to get it.......let alone the heatsink itself
May 6, 2008 1:22:52 PM

No review for the Xigmatek S1284, which adds an extra heat pipe, however. We'll see if they trade positions again when that thing gets out -- I emailed Xigmatek asking where to find them or order them in the United States but haven't heard anything back yet.

It sounds like the mounting for the Sunbeam is a bit sturdier, though, and I like the copper heatpipes more than the nickel-coated ones on the new Xigmatek.
a c 197 K Overclocking
May 6, 2008 2:16:59 PM

The Sunbeam looks good. And the price is great. However, I am not wild about manual fan controllers. I wonder how an S-Flex fan would work?
May 6, 2008 2:38:58 PM

jsc said:
The Sunbeam looks good. And the price is great. However, I am not wild about manual fan controllers. I wonder how an S-Flex fan would work?


Where'd you see a price for the Sunbeam?
May 6, 2008 2:57:24 PM

I believe they have a price listed on the Frostytech website, which is currently down for some reason. ~$36.99, same as the Xigmatek S1283, which makes sense given that the thing is only slightly cooler but noisier than the Xigmatek S1283.
May 6, 2008 3:20:32 PM

I'd asked because I didn't see anywhere selling it online.
a c 197 K Overclocking
May 6, 2008 4:14:16 PM

Jaevric said:
I believe they have a price listed on the Frostytech website, which is currently down for some reason. ~$36.99, same as the Xigmatek S1283, which makes sense given that the thing is only slightly cooler but noisier than the Xigmatek S1283.


And the S-Flex fans are pretty quiet. That's what I was thinking about. And the fact that the AC Freezer 7 Pro seems to have increased in price from about $25 - $30 to about $35. So it's not the bargain it used to be.
May 7, 2008 3:00:19 AM

Per an email from Daniel Tseng, a Channel Account Manager at Xigmatek:
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Xigmatek-USA division is expecting Achilles-S1284 to arrive to the U.S real soon.

We estimate that Achilles S-1284 will be up on the shelf by Summer of 2008 %u2013 June or July.
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So there's a bit of a wait to get this cooler in the United States.

Mr. Tseng also asked in his e-mail for any information regarding good reviews on this product, though the only one I'd found was from Denmark OCTeam.

Personally, since I wasn't intending to try to overclock and just wanted a replacement for the stock cooler, I may end up going with the S1283. Patience has never been my strong point.
May 7, 2008 6:15:25 AM

thanks for the info. i sent an email to sunbeam, but have heard nothing back yet.
May 7, 2008 10:22:14 AM

Awesome info. Thanks for doing that contact work!
May 7, 2008 7:26:38 PM

Nice review.
May 7, 2008 7:30:46 PM

Waahahhh! I want one!

--Lupi
May 7, 2008 7:48:38 PM

Good review, but slightly disappointing--unless I'm missing something, the S1284 actually turns in worse performance than its predecessor. I will say, however, that it looks a lot more stylish; whether this makes up for running a bit hotter is up to the individual I would think.

I may hold out for this heatsink since I'm buying it as much for appearance as the extra cooling. If I was a hardcore overclocker who wanted to see if I can get frost to form on the surface of my CPU while running at load it would be a different story.
May 7, 2008 8:15:14 PM

I have a Zalman 9700NT, a Xigmatek S1283, and a TRUE. Right now I'm using the TRUE but I should really get off my lazy @$$ and try them all and see which one does the best.
May 8, 2008 1:48:39 PM

halcyon said:
Oh hell yes, sign me up!


I couldn't find it for retail anywhere...not sure what the deal is. I'm going to shoot them an email and ask where I can get my hands on one of those bolt up kits.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html <---That right there works perfect though for the s1283 and s1284. That's what alot of people are using with their s1283's right now.
May 8, 2008 3:21:56 PM

Okay, so just cut off the little plastic push-pins and use those instead? For ~$5 sounds pretty good.
June 9, 2008 1:35:37 PM

I am not sure if I am right or not. I think the new product "sunbeam core contact freezer" is over 90% like the China Product by PCCOOLER on last year and over 80% like Arctic Freezer 7 Pro; maybe Core-Contact Freezer just an OEM product from PC-Cooler. Certainly it is OK to buy Core-Contact Freezer if no PC Cooler hp-1204X available in your country. If I was you I will go with Xigmatek S1283 or S1284.


VS

June 12, 2008 6:21:08 PM

yodamrbig said:
I finally found a site with the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer for sale. Placed my order last night finally..cant wait to get this and test it out against my true 120.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/core-contact-5048.html

Let us know the results :p  You should post it in another thread when you do.

I took a look at the site and they said this:
Quote:
Reviews

* FrostyTech - "There's no need to dance around the thermal test results, Sunbeamtech's Core-Contact Freezer heatsink is an excellent Intel or AMD cooler. It's very suitable for overclocked processors putting out as much as 150W heat, and the easy installation bracket makes switching out CPUs quick and easy." #1 Tested Cooler!


Then I took this from Frosty's site, in the Top 5 list:

Quote:
Manufacturers and vendors are NOT permitted to replicate this list, nor make any claims of performance from it.


Hmm...
a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2008 12:41:28 AM

Quick question: I thought HDT was patented, so wouldn't XIGMATEK be able to sue the copy cats?
June 15, 2008 5:01:13 AM

I installed my new OCZ Vendetta2 using OCZ Freeze TIM. I used the TRUE's backplate and screw-down mounts. So, far its beating the TRUE by about ~3-4C. Perhaps not worth the additional cost but I'm impressed with the performance, especially considering the weight savings.
a b K Overclocking
June 15, 2008 1:19:15 PM

^Is the TRUE lapped?
June 15, 2008 2:40:31 PM

Yes indeed, the TRUE was lapped 2X. It did pretty good, but the Vendetta2 is doing better for me. Actually, I think my results are consistent with those of Benchmark Reviews.
June 28, 2008 2:17:37 AM

If anyone would like a Xigmatek 1284 still, I have one! They are plentiful up here in the Great White North. Sure, 90 degree heat makes the snow last longer! PM me and we'll talk.
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