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The Taiwan-headquartered Xigmatek doesn’t release new cooling systems too often and doesn’t offer any indisputable super-coolers at this time, although at some point its CPU coolers used to be close to the leading solutions, if not among them. Right now, Xigmatek supplies a wide range of products including system cases of different form-factors, various power supply units and peripherals and, fortunately, hasn’t abandoned the market it started its business from back in 2005. It keeps on producing coolers, fans and thermal interface materials.

The Colosseum, Venus and Prime seem to be the most interesting of its recent products. We’ve got the latter model for us to test and will compare it with as many as three coolers from Thermalright which are very similar to each other.

Closer Look at Xigmatek Prime (SD1484)

Packaging and Accessories

The cooler comes in a small cardboard box with a product picture on the front panel.

The cooler’s specs, key features and compatible CPUs are listed on the sides of the box.


The heatsink and fan are fixed in pieces of foam rubber whereas the accessories are packed into a smaller box.

Besides cooler fasteners, the accessories include two pairs of silicone fasteners for fans, an installation guide and Xigmatek thermal grease with unknown specs.

The cooler is manufactured in China and costs about $60. Its warranty period is 1 year.

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