[Review] Xigmatek AEGIR

Introduction

The next review sample in our Xigmatek lineup is the AEGIR SD128264. Xigmatek has been around for a little over 5 years, and has established itself well and rather quickly in the air cooling arena. They have impressed many consumers with good quality products and performance at an affordable price level. Xigmatek’s “ICE” philosophy is well-illustrated in the company and its products.

“ICE” = Impressive / Creative / Essential

The AEGIR is a 120mm vertical airflow cooler featuring heatpipes directly touching the chip’s cooling surface (they refer to this as “HDT”). The implemented design is rejuvenating the air cooler market and has a strong comeback. Many of the current top coolers implement the HDT approach. The design allows the copper heatpipes to make direct contact with the CPU’s heat-spreader, thus allowing for direct heat transfer.

Xigmatek enhanced their original HDT design with the AEGIR and it is now called the DL HDT (Double Layer with Heat-pipe Direct Touch).

The design of this specific cooler employs a mix of 6 uncoated copper heatpipes. 4 of those heatpipes have a 6mm diameter, while the other 2 have a 8mm diameter. Two 8mm heatpipes and two 6mm heatpipes make actual contact with the CPU heat-spreader while the other two 6mm heatpipes are basically layered on top of the two 8mm heatpipes.

The cooler is outfitted with a single white LED 120mm fan which is attached with a set of 4 rubber pins. The package includes a 2nd set of 4 rubber pins which can be used to attach a 2nd fan at the rear of the cooler to further enhance cooling performance. These features are a good combination and promise solid results.

Manufacturer Description:

The AEGIR is a tower cooler based on the newly developed Double Layer with Heat-pipe Direct Touch structure. With its 2x8mm and 2x6mm Heat-pipes on the base and the 2x6mm Heat-pipes on the 2nd layer, it is launched as a “World Exclusive Technology Cooler” but also outstanding and great performance.

 

Features:

  • H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch) technology
  • Support for Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366; AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3
  • Dual fan installed option and Anti-vibration grommets attached
  • Double layer HDT & Double performance
  • 2pcs 8mm & 4pcs 6mm high performance heat-pipes
  • PWM fan to adjust the power of the fan efficiently
  • Anti-vibration grommets prevent vibration and absorb noise
  • Mounting system, Spring-Screw and consolidate back plate

 

Supported Sockets:

Intel 775 / 1156/ 1155/ 1366 (Requires backplate)
AMD AM2/ AM2+/ AM3 (Requires backplate)

 

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