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Introduction

The Xigmatek Praeton, a CPU cooler aimed at SFF (small form factor) computers, is only 1.8” (45 mm) tall. It has four heatpipes with direct-touch base configuration. Let’s test it!

The Praeton comes in a small black box, as shown in Figure 1.

Xigmatek PraetonFigure 1: Package

Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: the cooler itself, a small bag of thermal compound, manual, and installation hardware.

Xigmatek PraetonFigure 2: Accessories

Figure 3 displays the Xigmatek Praeton.

Xigmatek PraetonFigure 3: The Xigmatek Praeton

This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.