In the box
The retail packaging is well padded and protects the heatsink and fan inside. The two versions use identical layout and design, only the colour scheme is different here. Inside in each box you’ll find the same goodies:
- 120mm fan with 4-pin power connector
- Mounting bracket for S775
- Mounting clip for AM2
- Bag of Thermal Paste
- Installation manual
- Metal spoiler for directing airflow to PWM area of motherboard
- 4 Rubber fan mountings
- 3-pin to 4-pin molex fan power adapterA Closer Look
Xigmatek chose a tried and tested approach for their heatsink design, for the most part. The U form heatpipes which transfer heat from to the aluminium fins is standard in the industry now; but if you take a closer look at the base you’ll see what makes the HDT special.
The heatpipes are flattened at the bottom to match the form of the CPU’s IHS. While there are imperfections viewable in the base’s surface, these will be worked out with use of thermal paste;
S1283 and Red Scorpion difference in heatsink design can be seen in the photo below, the heatpipes are ionized for the RS edition to give it a special look.
The metal spoiler clip-on included is a nice addition, allowing you to direct airflow to the PWM area around the CPU socket of the motherboard.