Summary: Shall think half a dozen times before buying an Arctic product again, if at all.
Pros: None, inspite of hearing so much about Arctic.
Cons: This is the worst cooler I have ever seen. Mounting was well near impossible, with a very high possibility of siding on the thermal interface and cleaning it out. Works very much below the the stock cooler on an AMD FX8350.
Summary: I was thinking of going with a 120mm fan but decided to go with this cooler instead since I don't have a case with a cutout behind the motherboard to install a backplate. Install was very easy. Even though it uses a 92mm fan it moves a lot of air, it's pretty quiet, and keeps my 4770k cool.
Pros: Very easy install. 30C drop in temp under full load. No more throttling using AIDA 64 FPU stress test.
Summary: I love this cooler, Artic knows how to make a fantastic cooler and super easy to install.
Pros: Keeps my Ivy Bridge I5 3570K at 28C Idle and no more than 65C at torture test P95. Actually it only hit 65 for a flash and stayed around 60C. These are great temps because the I5 Ivy 3570K has a Tj max of 105C. Very quiet and so easy to install. The install is so nice and easy, best I have ever s...
Summary: This cooler will not clear even low profile ram, cannot be used with any AMD mini mo boards. DO NOT BUY IT WILL NOT FIT. Now I am past the return window, stuck with it (paper weight?). Tried it on an Asus and Biostar mini, will not clear low profile ram. Same outcome.
Cons: Not easy to install. Had to have my Co-worker work the screwdriver while I held the bracket. I was trying to decide between the Coolmaster Hyper 212 and this cooler (both coolers were at the same price at the time). If I had it to do over again... I would the Coolmaster, but what is done is done....