CPU Coolers Xigmatek Loki SD963 or Arctic cooling freezer pro 7

Hi all

just wondering if anyone knew which of these would be better for overlocking and keeping low temps. Also a quieter one would be great. Please let me knwo which is better. would be much appriciated

thanks
Jake
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  1. In that price range, you should definitely go for the Hyper 212 EVO if your case can hold it.
  2. I know but thet is nearer £30 and i am looking to spend £20 downwards, i have seen the xigmatek for £17 and the freezer for £17 but cant decide, which is better of the two?

    thanks
  3. The Loki cools a bit better and the AC Freezer 7 Pro is just a bit quieter at full speed.
    Either one would be a reasonable choice for a smaller case if you can't fit a 120mm fan sized cooler.

    Xigmatek Loki SD963 Mid-Compact Heatsink Review
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler Review
  4. How much does the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 run in your area?
    Or CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler?
  5. thanks

    I can get the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 for £16.99 delivered
    but the Corsair is £25 which is a bit much for me.

    will the xigmatec be adequate for overclocking, what is the performance like

    thanks
  6. XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 will perform better than Loki or Freezer 7 Pro. And the bigger 120mm fan should stay running slower, longer, to keep it quieter as well. Even at full speed the fan is quieter than the other two.

    Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Heatsink Review
  7. I'd go for the Gaia if it will fit.
  8. Thanks for the advice, i think i will go for the gagia. Sorry im a bid of a newb how and what do i measure to find out if the cooler will fit in my case?

    really appriciate it

    regards
    jake
  9. What case do you have? We can probably look it up online.
  10. If it's not a well known model you can measure the width of the case.
    Should probably be around 8" or 20cm.
  11. It should fit but looks close. The cooler is 15.9cm. And it sits up on the MB which is up over the case side wall.
  12. so i have around 3 inches to play with? should it be okay as long as the destance between my MB and the side of the case is less than three cm?
  13. I'd go with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13. = 130mm tall and will fit in your case(7.48" W) for sure.
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/20934052/-/Product.html?source=9593&_%24ja=tsid%3a11853%7cprd%3a88610&awc=1418_1330028371_7347b6f17e688af29d3505871b67c508
    Cooling performance looks very good from this review.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1609/6/
  14. davcon said:
    I'd go with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13. = 130mm tall and will fit in your case(7.48" W) for sure.
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/20934052/-/Product.html?source=9593&_%24ja=tsid%3a11853%7cprd%3a88610&awc=1418_1330028371_7347b6f17e688af29d3505871b67c508
    Cooling performance looks very good from this review.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1609/6/

    Thanks, it looks a good alternative if the other will not fit, will the performance be significantly affected, (sound etc) without a 120mm fan?

    thanks
  15. davcon said:
    I'd go with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13. = 130mm tall and will fit in your case(7.48" W) for sure.
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/20934052/-/Product.html?source=9593&_%24ja=tsid%3a11853%7cprd%3a88610&awc=1418_1330028371_7347b6f17e688af29d3505871b67c508
    Cooling performance looks very good from this review.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1609/6/

    I just noticed, the link you send me for the cooler was for the Freezer 13 whereas the review was showing results for the Freezer 13 PRO which is larger and more expensive.

    thanks anyway
  16. jakedavies8 said:
    Thanks, it looks a good alternative if the other will not fit, will the performance be significantly affected, (sound etc) without a 120mm fan?

    thanks

    It will be alot quieter then the stock fan and Arctic fans are known for being quiet(even 92mm ones)
  17. jakedavies8 said:
    Thanks, it looks a good alternative if the other will not fit, will the performance be significantly affected, (sound etc) without a 120mm fan?

    thanks

    Nope it performs quite well noise wise.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/picture/?src=/images/coolers/arctic-freezer-13-zalman-cnps9900-max/60_diagrn_big_xbt.png
  18. jakedavies8 said:
    I just noticed, the link you send me for the cooler was for the Freezer 13 whereas the review was showing results for the Freezer 13 PRO which is larger and more expensive.

    thanks anyway

    Don't worry too much Xbitlabs tested both and the regular one performed basically the same thermally.
    It's a far better value then the PRO model.
  19. davcon said:
    Don't worry too much Xbitlabs tested both and the regular one performed basically the same thermally.
    It's a far better value then the PRO model.

    Okay thanks very much for your help Everyone who has commented today I am going to sleep on it and make my decision.

    I appriciate it

    Jake
  20. just wanted to put my support behind the Xigamtek Gaia, I have one in my pc and keeps my stock 2500k very cool, and when i do overclock i'm expecting good things:

    http://www.eteknix.com/reviews/cooling/xigmatek-gaia-sd1283-cpu-cooler-review/7/
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Xigmatek-Gaia-CPU-Cooler-Review/1410/8
    http://www.clunk.org.uk/reviews/xigmatek-gaia-sd1283-cpu-cooler-review/Page-6.html

    All this performance for £17 is amazing, and as the hyper 212 is so expensive now (used to be about the same) probably the best performance per pound on the market.
  21. Thanks I am considering both and will decide shortly, will let you know what I go for in the end!
  22. Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech

    It looks like the Freezer 13 sits between the Loki & AC Freezer Pro 7 and Gaia in both cooling performance and quietness.
    Gaia on its low fan setting cooled just slightly better than Freezer 13 and was quieter by 34.9 to 48.5 dBA. (you'll need to look at the Gaia review of find the data for both)


    One last thing to consider - the way the coolers are mounted.
    Gaia will need the motherboard removed to mount the backing plate while Freezer 13 can be installed without removing the motherboard.
  23. Looks like the Xigmatek is both cooler and quieter to me.... but £1 more expensive
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2595&page=1
  24. The only reason i suggested the Freezer 13 as an alternative was size.
    I'd be concerned if a 159mm tall cooler will fit in his case.
    That's all.
  25. Hi all,

    Just thought I'd let you all know that in the end I went for the Freezer 13. Purely because I don't think the other ones would fit in my case very well. I also liked the mounting system on the freezer as I Don't want to remove my motherboard. Thanks for all the advice offered, I appriciate you all taking the time to help.

    Regards
    Jake
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