Summary: Was nice when it worked but expected more longevity. Was in a rig that ran 24/7 at stock speeds.
Pros: Worked well out of the box. "Quiet" setting was truly whisper quiet. "Extreme" setting dropped temps by another ~5°C but was too loud to have on all the time.
Cons: Did not fit as expected in Antec Twelve Hundred case. Had to remove dual rear case fans and mount across both fan housing's area. Cooling noticeably lessened (ran ~10°C warmer) after two years of ownership. Pump stopped working after three years and two months, just beyond mfr's 3 year warranty p...
Summary: After I melted down an AMD FX-8350 CPU with my 24x7number-crunching (exceeding 90°C), I got this for a replacement FX-8230. I've been running it for 14 months with 8 simultaneous crunchers running at 75-80% CPU use, and temp stays in the mid-40s.
Pros: Flawless cooling 3-year warranty
Cons: Somewhat intimidating assembly for a first-time liquid cooler user
Pros: cooled the PC "ok" but usb header doesnt work. so you cant control the fans so its super loud. i have been using it on my secondary pc for 3 years. pump will occasionally slow down. i might have a defective unit, but it still begs the question. why buy this over the corsair options? I contacted a...
Cons: if you get a defective unit. you basically threw away your money,.
Excerpt: This fan runs silently in the bottom of my PC case and casts a blue hue over the interior of the case giving it an attractive glow at night when the lights in the room are off. Very satisfied with this fan.