Xigmatek Balder SD1283 sports nickel plated goodness

by Rafael Hernandez on January 26, 2010 · 0 comments

As with most cooling trends the high-end heatsink manufacturers latch on to a good idea and run with it, at least on their high end products. Thankfully some of them serve a purpose more than others.

The Xigmatek Balder SD1283 puts the shiny anti-corrosive properties of nickel plating to good use. Tweaknews gives it the once-over:

I’m frankly astounded by the cooling performance of the Balder SD 1283. With one less heatpipe and a single fan, the Balder managed to stay right with its big brother, Thor’s Hammer, performancewise. It also stayed right with some very capable coolers in the comparison while keeping noise to an acceptable limit. In fact, at 1000 RPM, the Balder’s fan was very nearly silent. If I’d had another Xigmatek fan to add into the mix, I feel pretty confident that it would shave off a couple more degrees.

Impressive performance and the possibility of adding another fan is sure to be on many people’s minds.

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