Television aimed at "Foodies" has really taken off over the last fifteen years. There have been "celebrity chefs" previously, Julia Child comes to mind, but never have we had such a plethora. Emeril Lagasse may be considered the iconic celebrity chef of the new movement, with "Emeril Live" spearheading a movement that attracted followers out of the ordinary for a cooking show. The fact is, today's celebrity chefs, such as Lagasse, Rachel Ray, Alton Brown, Mario Batali, etc., are personalities every bit as much as they are chefs. They have, for lack of a better term, star power.
There has also been a huge rise in popularity in shows about everyday food and where to find the best of it. Since they are US shows, these shows have a tendency towards over-indulgence. Shows like "The Best Thing I Ever Ate", features the guilty pleasures of chefs and personalities, from their favorite burgers to fried foods to pizza. "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" chronicles Guy Fieri’s quest for the best greasy spoons in the nation while attempting to determine the correct side of his head his sunglasses belong on. My personal favorite is "Man vs. Food". Adam Richman is an incredibly likeable personality in search of the best excess in the nation and taking on food challenges of epic proportions. His specials, entitled "The Carnivore Chronicles", are devoted to the best (and most excessive) meat dishes he can find. Often we see one meat piled on top of another, piled on top of another, looking for a synergistic effect. Many times more is better, more layers are better and more mass is better.
The Xigmatek Aegir SD 128264 features the latest in stacked Heatpipe Direct Touch design, taking layering and heatpipe mass to a new level in cooling. Breaking down the model number of the Xigmatek Aegir SD 128264, we know that it features a 120mm fan, 2 8mm pipes and 4 6mm pipes, which is quite an impressive array. With 2 8mm and 2 6mm pipes making direct contact with the CPU, the Aegir stacks two more 6mm pipes directly on top of the 8mm pipe for even more heat dissipation. The 120mm fan is PWM, with speeds variable from 1000-2200rpm and topping out at 89CFM of air movement. All of that air is pushed through the aluminum fins stacked on the 159mm tower, giving the Aegir a lot of mass for cooling potential. If you want more, the Aegir is capable of dual fan operation, and all hardware is included for mounting a second fan. Using high quality materials, the Xigmatek Aegir weighs in at a formidable 670grams without the fan. The Xigmatek Aegir is also compatible with all of the current sockets from Intel (755/1155/1156/1366) and AMD (AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+), and comes with all the necessary hardware for all…even a small wrench, which is the only tool required for installation.