The market for CPU coolers has a new member now, one that Xigmatek made for mid-range systems.
It is a tricky business to make coolers that mainstream users would be willing to get.
After all, CPUs have their bundled fansinks, and mid-range customers are known for having less money to spend, or less inclination to spend money, on conveniences, which custom coolers qualify as.
Nevertheless, Xigmatek has introduced a cooler for mainstream systems, one capable of cooling processors with TDP of up to 160W.
Truth be told, it isn't so much a new release as it is a cosmetic revision of an existing model, namely the Dark Knight.
The newcomer is colored white, hence the name Dark Knight SD1283 Frostbourne Edition. It supports various Intel and AMD CPUs and will sell for $50 / 50 Euro.
It measures 120 x 50 x 159 mm (4.72 x 1.96 x 6.52 inches), weighs 406 grams (0.89 pounds) and has a PWM fan of 800 to 1,400 RPM (60 CFM of air tops).