Date: January 7th, 2011
Writers on the CES Floor: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor) / Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
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Xigmatek is not new to the industry and is very quickly climbing up the ranks of coolers that anyone considering a new computer build should consider.
But the real point they are trying to get across is they are aiming to provide excellent looking and performing coolers that are priced close to half of the competition. But affordable pricing is not limited to coolers alone, but almost all of their product lineup.
Two of the products on hand were the Loki and the Gaia coolers which are promised to do an exceptional job at cooling at an equally exceptional price. From what I have seen, even the top of the line cooler will not be priced over US$50. Also we were shown the new multi-socket mounting solution that will cover all recent Intel and AMD processors. Xigmatek is against only providing a mounting solution for only one type of processor.
Although most of what was seen at the press meeting was technically NDA and reporting on what was coming up was limited to a few samples, let's just say 2011 will be a good year. With distribution issues solved and product not being limited to only a few retail channels, reading about the product as well as purchasing is no longer an issue.
The new cases I have seen were truly amazing for the price. There is nothing like getting a top of the line case for a price that should be a MSRP on only a budget or mid-tiered product. Value is one of the top things we look at here at Tweaknews and it seems most case manufacturers are realizing that keep their product affordable is a major concern.
Day 3 is finished and that coverage will be put up shortly. Stay tuned.