Pros: Nice, just as advertised, the description that is.
Cons: Only problem is it doesn't fit. It says it's for my card, Sapphire HD 7850 but it's about a quarter inch longer than the card on the end that attaches to the case so the card won't go in the slot. Maybe I could cut a big hole in the case and just let it stick out there :). Oh well, live and learn.
Summary: The temperatures at which the PC idled and load was at... -stock fan when not spinning (broken); 50c idle, 91c load. -stock fan when was working: 37c idle, 85c load. -Arctic Turbo: 35c idle, 48c load. The Arctic would have a bigger difference on idle if my chassis didn't have poor airflow.
Pros: -Easy installation. -Very quiet. -Cheap and affordable. -2 fans and thick heatsinks.
Summary: None of the cons really can bring me to subtract an egg - I am extremely pleased with the results. Just stuff to pay attention to.
Pros: Hecka worth it. Had an XFX Radeon HD 6870 and the fan began to go bad (idled around 60c, would go over 100c if I looked at it funny). Installed this, now I haven't been able to get it over 70c no matter how hard I try. Better than the stock fan ever was. It's nice and quiet, too.
Cons: As many have said, the documentation is VERY hard to follow - some of that is because it has to fit a lot of different cards, but I would have appreciated a little more direction as I've never done anything like this before. Also, it's a bit heavy - way heavier than the stock fan. It visibly puts more physical stress on the card. I'm not terribly worried about it for the moment, just not sure how it will pan out in the long run. Finally, the card I have only has two p...
Summary: I would (and did!) go for this model over the new sealed water cooling system which Newegg labels as the "Newer Version of this Item." Too many bad reviews of leaking. Build your own water system (if you have the know how) or stick with air.
Pros: Dropped the full load temp of my XFX 7870 by 20C. This is my first time buying an aftermarket cooler for a video card. It was easy to install and the performance is great!
Cons: I have to agree with other reviewers in thinking it could use a back plate. It does bend my card slightly. With huge performance comes huge size. I have no desire to get another card for SLI so taking up the extra slots doesn't bother me.
Summary: ARCTIC seems to be the only aftermarket vga cooling brand now. They charge a high price and make you dump the old thing every generation of video cards. I bought their 3-fan vga cooling solution when it first came out since they promised to give out new sockets for every new generation of video card. I was disappointed by the fact that the customer services just tell you they won't give you new sockets and you have to buy the new version.
Pros: It is a lot more quiter and cooler than those fancy looking stock fans which are only for show.
Cons: One has to put on ram heatsinks to avoid hangs if using this cooling solution. However, those ram heatsinks are not easy to remove and voids warranty. So it really depends on how much money one has.
Summary: Use middle height spacers and carefully lineup the holes. The 7950 metal plate goes right between the cooler fins and the four holes just line up to allow the 4 mounting screws to be carefully tightened down to lightly snug. The per-applied MX-4 is very good thermal paste, which I used.
Pros: Well made w/ copper base and 5 heat pipes. Fans are very quiet at all rpm's, no more TF3 noise. Installs on a MSI HD 7950 TF3 Boost card. Six year warranty but just strap on some 120's if the fans die. Lots of heat sinks included.
Cons: Takes up 2.5 slots but not really a con with me as I only use one card. As a previous reviewer stated 3 slots would be needed for two 120mm fans.