Summary: Overall its better than stock quiet and is an ok cooler. This cooler keep my i7-4770K Processor 45 degrees idle and 75 degrees on full load. It brought down the temps but i am not fully satisfied with the cooling.
Pros: - Very quiet
- Pretty good at cooling
- Looks good
- Much better than stock cooling
- Pre applies thermal paste is good
- Easy to follow instructions
- Good mounting brackets ect.
Cons: -The cooler is huge
- Needs better cooling power
- would not suggest for the hotter cpu's
Summary: I've had this heatsink/fan for over three years, and it's still running. The fan usually idles around 800 rpm. It's quiet, that was the big seller for me. Even if the fan ramps up, it's still quiet. I have this fan on an AMD2+ and Intel 775 CPUs, very versatile. I'm picking up another for an AMD3+ system.
Summary: I originally purchased the Antec 920 liquid cooling kit (and did not notice much difference, I was kindly explained by the experts at Mem. Express that not all towers will provide a significant drop). However, they recommended me this (Freezer 13). I noticed at idle (with room temperature at 25 Celcius) I will have a consistent 35 Celcius and barely reach 50 Celcius under a full load. I am very impressed with the product.
Pros: -Fan is extremely quiet (even at high controlled RPM)
, -Heatsink is consistently cooler than the ambient temperature inside the tower.
, -Perfect fit for those who use stock towers like HP, Dell, Acer etc
, -Horizontal placement provides better air ventilation
, -Mounting is very strong is sturdy
Cons: The push pins they provide for the intel chipset will not fit AT ALL for those who have motherboards that require screw mounting. However, I was able to rip apart my hold heatsink screws off and substituted the push pins with the original screws.
Summary: Does the job as well as a water cooled system after reading the reviews of customers here getting temps with liquid coolers the same or more as what I get with the Arctic Cooler 13. I'm running Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.4 GHz over clocked to 4.8 GHz on P8P67 mobo, Idle- 22-25, Maxed - 40-64 (using realtemp) to monitor. Build is in Antec 900 case 3-120 mm fans. Note: Computer is in cooler basement enviro.
Pros: - looks
, - cooler temperatures on cpu
, - easy install
, - Thermo is pre-applied
Summary: this is a fresh install on a core 2, 2.83G Q9550. I'll let you know how it goes.
Pros: Small size will fit into a Antec 900 case with the side fan installed.
, You don't have to pull the motherboard out of a 900 case to install it.
, Idles at 40C but does not get hotter than 50C after an hour of prime95 which is in keeping with the hyper 212 which will not fit in a 900 case unless the side fan is removed.
Cons: Does'nt give you the low ambient temps that the cooler master hyper 212+ does. (Room temp plus 3 or 4 degees on ide)