Xigmatek Gaia

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Conclusion

The Gaia is an excellent performing heatsink overall, almost keeping up with the Coolermaster Hyper 412S. Give the Gaia some higher quality thermal paste and it should easily be on par or beat the 412S.

The build quality is good, everything is well made and well thought out but there’s something that makes the product just seem a little cheap, it’s things like the fan cable, lack of Nickel plating, non-LED fan and other minor cosmetic things that could be improved to be on the same level as other similar coolers.

The fact is that the Xigmatek Gaia retails at only £19.99 is amazing, for the performance you get, it is excellent. In fact I would go as far as to say it’s the best performing heatsink you can buy for the money.

 

Pros

Performs excellently on both stock and overclocked systems

Very good value for money

The one of the easiest coolers I have ever installed

 

Cons

Low quality thermal paste

Cheap feel

 

The build quality is good, everything is well made and well thought out but there’s something that makes the product just seem a little cheap, it’s things like the fan cable, lack of Nickel plating, non-LED fan and other minor cosmetic things that could be improved to be on the same level as other similar coolers.

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Last modified: May 14, 2012

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