Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.

Design and Framework

The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

Background illumination PaintPack - analogue Philips Ambilight on your monitor

You've probably seen the modern TVs with dynamic backlight called Ambilight, developed by Philips. The essence of its work is to highlight the space behind the TV in different combinations of colours, depending on the events happening on the screen.

PaintPack vs Ambilight

A new development called PaintPack is presented. This model is intended to implement the same idea as the technology of Ambilight, but allows to «light around» any computer monitor. A device called PaintPack is a simpler version in a small box with ten cable-trains, which have bright LEDs at the ends. These LEDs are placed evenly around the perimeter of the back of the monitor, and provide illumination in accordance with what is happening at the moment on the screen. The second more advanced equivalent of Ambilight – is light-line PaintPack with 30 LEDs connected in separate blocks for a few pieces for easy placement on the screen, and create a more vibrant and detailed lighting. This is many times …

Basic Features of Cooler Master X6 Elite

CPU air cooling systems are nowadays represented by a wide rage of items supplied by dozens of manufacturers and targeted at various consumer groups. This entails the violent competition among companies that launch new model lines rather frequently. Nevertheless, the abundance of items of various framework and price ranges doesn't imply that every manufacturer implements innovative approaches pertained to the coolers' layout or operational facilities. The vast majority of products are identical from the base, but still there are companies that manage to win their customers by the conglomeration of design, performance and framework. Cooler Master belongs to such companies which gladden their potential consumers by ever newer cooler models. Its X6 Elite cooler has got a few peculiar features which are sure to attract people and differentiate this product from other similar items.

Framework Peculiarities

Cooler Master X6 Elite is developed in tower-shape form factor and weighs …
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