[Review] Xigmatek LOKI SD963

Introduction

Some review samples from Xigmatek have arrived today, and the first that we will be looking at is the LOKI SD963. Xigmatek has been around for a little over 5 years and in that time the company made a name for itself rather quickly and impressed many with good quality and performance oriented products. Xigmatek’s “ICE” philosophy seems to be well applied and directly translates into the companies products.

“ICE” = Impressive / Creative / Essential

The LOKI is a 92mm H.D.T vertical airflow cooler. The implemented Heatpipe Direct Touch Design allows the copper heatpipes to make direct contact with the CPU’s heat-spreader, thus allowing for direct heat transfer. The specific design of this cooler employs 3 uncoated copper heatpipes with a 6mm diameter.

The cooler is outfitted with an exchangeable 92mm fan which is attached with rubber pins. The package includes a 2nd set of pins which can be used to attach a 2nd fan on the rear of the cooler to further enhance cooling. These features are a good combination and promise solid results.

 

Manufacturer Description:

Outstanding performance and quiet operation, LOKI SD963 outmatches other air coolers. 3pcs Φ6 mm heat-pipe design and light material fins, it provides outstanding heat dissipating efficiency and cooling performance. With anti-vibration rubber, it is much more quiet and reliable. A universal retention module for Intel and AMD makes it is easy to install.

 

Features:

– H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch) technology
– Support for Intel LGA775/1156/1366; AMD Socket K8/AM2/AM2+/AM3
– Dual fan operation supported with anti-vibration rubber fan mount pins
– PWM fan to adjust the power of the fan efficiently
– Light weight
– High performance & easy installation
– 3pcs Φ6mm high performance heat-pipes

Supported Sockets:

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

 

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