Summary: In theory, this fan is supposed to perform well, maybe I got a less than great one, I don't know. It produces a unique drone that doesn't particularly carry well at low but it's quite noticeable at high. So in addition the the air "whoosh" sound you hear a distinct motor drone.
Cons: - Not quiet or silent at all. - It's audible on low and especially on high. However, the interesting thing is that at low the drone that it does produce doesn't travel far. I have other fans going, namely PSU and GPU fans that are louder than this and overtake this fan's unique drone when I step ...
Summary: I'm not a computer guru, but when I buy a fan that is supposed to run at 800 rpm on low and 1200 rpm on high I take it at face value. It was running lower than both when I first put it in. 300 on low and 600 on high.
Summary: I do not think this is a quiet cooling system by any stretch of the imagination. It is actually quite loud. "Intelligent noise / speed control fan for quiet, efficient cooling" I felt mislead by the advertisement of quiet and efficient.
Pros: - Small profile pump -Tubing seems flexible enough and durable -Keeps temperatures in average range "ok" -Small enough to fit most systems
Cons: -Back plate is very poor quality -Fan is very loud -No RPM sensor for Fan -No fan control by user -Instructions are not very easy to read
Summary: I got my system for a little less than it is listed right now. Combined with the price of a second fan, it's still cheaper than a lot of systems that it can compete with. I don't overclock anymore and it's really nice to be able to run my new Haswell in the 30s under load.
Pros: Reliable. I have had mine for over 3 years now. It works well. I live in Houston where it is hot as hell. My idle temps were at 50 with stock heatsink. This dropped them down to 28. Stock clock stress test, gets up to 62ish. Overclocked stress test, never goes over 70. Under a more realistic heav...
Cons: The original fan is way too loud. 15-20 bucks for a silent fan is definitely worth it. The wire from the fan is ridiculously short.
Summary: Note, if you have a LGA2011 motherboard, you do not need the back bracket, you use the metal one on the board and the shorter screws that attach directly to it. Also, not in the installation instructions.
Pros: Great cooling, nice design. LGA2011 supported. Ran Prime 95 after install, and kept temps below 55C.
Cons: This unit is for 3 pin motherboards. If you have a 4 pin PWM motherboard, you need to purchase the 920 model. This is not spelled out in anywhere in the specs. Without PWM, the fan runs at high speed all the time. I had less noise with a traditional block cooler. Also, the installation instructio...
Summary: This is a great cooler if you have an extra 120mm fan laying around for it but if you don't you can order one or pick a different cooler. Got good temps from that but took an egg off because it disappointed without it. Retention ring was also pretty bad so took another egg off for that.
Pros: Small will fit in many cases with a space for a 120 mm fan. Flexible tubing makes it easy to orient in your case. Cools -20C degrees max temp under full load on my 8350 from a cheapo aftermarket heatsink I got from my friend that was slightly better than stock.
Cons: Had not reached the -20C temp until I installed a second fan in a push pull config (not included) These coolers are available at best buy I bought because it was cheap and available. Comes with a retention ring that is rather flimsy and mine snapped while installing (still works perfectly. Instru...
Works on great on 1155, but LGA775 parts were missing with the version I received, contacted Antechaven't received parts
24 February 2013
Summary: I ordered 3 of these, and the first one was an utter pain to install on a Sandy Bridge 1155 Asus P8Z68 motherboard. Not because of the motherboard, but because of the poorly written instructions. Videos online found on you-tube were fairly helpful, and once you figure it out it sorta makes sense.
Summary: Seriously wth Antec? I trusted you. Have a PSU + Case from you and this was a huge let down. Extremely frustrating.
Pros: It cools my CPU. Pump isn't loud at all. Ticking problem non-existent with my setup.
Cons: -Instructions are uninformative tripe. Some of the pieces in the kit weren't even in the installation instructions, leaving you to fend for yourself and figure out where they go. -The copper plate was scratched to hell. was it used? honestly... -The mounting bracket + pump installation is CLUMSY....