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Xigmatek Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are looking at the Night Hawk Edition of the Dark Knight cooler, set to bolster Xigmateks’ ever expanding product portfolio. Xigmatek produce many chassis designs alongside a range of power supplies. They are well known for their CPU coolers such as the Xigmatek Venus XP-SD1266 which we reviewed in March.

Xigmatek have always attempted to incorporate the latest technologies into their CPU coolers, and have proven successful with the Direct Touch Heat-Pipes (H.D.T) design.

The Xigmatek Dark Knight: Night Hawk Edition has three 8mm heatpipes. They have also recently adopted a ceramic coating to further enhance thermal dissipation.


Product Name: Dark Knight-S1283W Night Hawk

  • Product Number: CAC-SXHH3-U07
  • Dimensions: 120(W) x 50(D) x 159(H) mm
  • Heat Sink:
  • Base Material – H.D.T. (Heat-pipes Direct Touch)
  • Fin Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Heat-pipes:
  • SPEC: Φ8mm
  • Quantity: 3 pcs
  • Dimension: 120(W) x 120(H) x 25(D) mm


  • Starting Voltage: > 7V
  • Speed: 1000 – 2200 R.P.M.
  • Air Flow: 89.45 CFM (Max.)
  • Noise Level: 30.1 dBA (Max.)

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