Xigmatek s1283 vs s963

Hallo! I want to buy a xigmatek cpu cooler and I wondering if there is a difference between
Xigmatek s1283 and s963. I have an 775 socket c2d e7500. please answer, thanks!
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  1. The answer to your questioin is yes. There are many differences. The main difference is the height of the heatsinks and fans. The 1283 models are 160mm in height and use 120mm fans. The 963 models are only 134mm in height and use 92mm fans.

    You can go to the Xigmatek web site and compare the specifications:

  2. ok thanks! is there a big temperature difference? anyway there is also the s1284, is it much different from the s1283? and is there a better cpu cooler in the range of 23$ to 50$?
  3. What brand and model pc case do you have?
  4. cooler master cm690. And I thought of ocz vendetta and mugen 2, what is better?
  5. Your Cooler Master CM 690 pc case is 8.39 inches wide. It can easily accomodate any of the 160mm tall tower style cpu heatsinks and have some room to spare. :D

    Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:


    I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's

    Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:


    You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
  6. ok thanks! now that i saw the diagrams, I understand that the scythe mugen 2 is very good in comparison to other significantly more expensive coolers. So I just dont know wich is better: the ocz vendetta or the mugen 2? because for my socket it is not so significan if I will take the vendetta 2 or the vendetta. thanks!
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