Page 1:Eight Low-Profile Heat Sinks For Your Compact PC
Page 2:Gamer Storm Gabriel
Page 3:Gabriel Installation
Page 4:Noctua NH-L12
Page 5:NH-L12 Installation
Page 6:Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Revision B
Page 7:Big Shuriken 2 Revision B Installation
Page 8:SilenX EFZ-100HA2
Page 9:EFZ-100HA2 Installation
Page 10:SilverStone Nitrogon NT06-Pro
Page 11:Nitrogon NT06-Pro Installation
Page 12:Thermalright AXP-200 And AXP-200R
Page 13:AXP-200R Installation
Page 14:Xigmatek Janus
Page 15:Janus Installation
Page 16:Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet
Page 17:CNPS8900 Quiet Installation
Page 18:Test Settings And Methodology
Page 19:Results: Cooling And Fan Speed
Page 20:Results: Noise And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 21:Cooling Value
Page 22:The Best Cooler For Compact Systems?
Initially available to U.S. customers from a single exporter in Singapore, Xigmatek’s Janus now sells for $40. A quick comparison of current Xigmatek products leads us to believe the eventual price will be around $30.
That price range gets buyers a dual-fan sink and two coolers: 120 mm x 15 mm on top and 80 mm x 10 mm on the bottom. Two sets of brackets fit all consumer-oriented Intel and AMD sockets from LGA 775 and Socket AM2 forward. Bolt-through installation supports all of those sockets except LGA 2011, for which Xigmatek includes a special set of standoffs.
The Janus we received was polished only half-way, showing its original machining grooves across most of its surface. These grooves are shallow and should fill nicely with paste to provide a fairly good thermal interface, and are protected from oxidation with nickel plating.
Xigmatek's submission uses a carriage-bolt design variation with threaded standoffs and insulating washers to fit onto the board from above. Most installations require users to reach around the back of the board to secure the cooler with nuts, but LGA 2011 instead requires that you reach between the motherboard and cooler with a supplied wrench.
- Eight Low-Profile Heat Sinks For Your Compact PC
- Gamer Storm Gabriel
- Gabriel Installation
- Noctua NH-L12
- NH-L12 Installation
- Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Revision B
- Big Shuriken 2 Revision B Installation
- SilenX EFZ-100HA2
- EFZ-100HA2 Installation
- SilverStone Nitrogon NT06-Pro
- Nitrogon NT06-Pro Installation
- Thermalright AXP-200 And AXP-200R
- AXP-200R Installation
- Xigmatek Janus
- Janus Installation
- Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet
- CNPS8900 Quiet Installation
- Test Settings And Methodology
- Results: Cooling And Fan Speed
- Results: Noise And Acoustic Efficiency
- Cooling Value
- The Best Cooler For Compact Systems?