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PHYSICAL DETAILS CON'T
Viewed from the side, the fins are rather minuscule. Directly below
the center of the fans, the contours make the overall surface area much
lower than if it had a straight, uniform design. On the fan side, they are
slightly concave, presumably to reduce turbulence.
The fans are soft mounted to the heatsink only at the extreme left and
right. At the center they are held by the metal frame.
The fin spacing is fairly tight, making it a poor choice for a passive
cooler. The overall construction suggests that Xigmatek is counting on the
heatpipes and fans to do most of the work.
The fan isolators on each side attach just as they do on other Xigmatek
heatsinks. The isolators have slits in the middle, allowing them to be inserted
through the edges of the fins.
A view of the base.
The fans are held on by only two fan isolators a piece. However there is
room for more at the center and Xigmatek provides four extra isolators.
Why they are not pre-installed in the first place is a mystery.
The fans have dimensions of 92 x 92 x 25 mm and are rated to
draw 0.17A and spin at 2200 RPM. With these two beasts blowing onto the
heatsink, we have no doubt the Battle-Axe will be an excellent performer.
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