Excerpt: My first build I took the meanest looking heat sink I could grab that would break the bank. This does its job alright and looks pretty good doing it. On the other hand instructions are a little lacking and its a very loud fan even spinning at 600 rpm.
Excerpt: Bought 4 of these to be used as temporary coolers for my 4p Opteron 6386 SE build. Figured they'd do alright at keeping the 140w TDP chips in line at stock 2.8GHz speeds. Eventual plan was to go water, and clock the chips up to their 3.2GHz turbo.
Nothing Better, but a little tricky installation w/ 2011 socket
12 January 2013
Excerpt: This is a great cooler. Keep a 3820 for me at an idle 29 C., and at load never got over 47 C. It is average size for a single tower air cooler of it's type. The fan is sightly transparent, and moves a lot of air with little noise. I installed it in the LGA 2011 socket, and it took me a while to realize that I wasn't suppose to use the back-plate that came with the EVO, which would explain why it didn't fit, and that I was supposed to use the back-plate included on my...
Excerpt: This was my first aftermarket heatsink on my primary rig. I've owned this little monsta for about 6 months now and I loved it, even though its no longer installed in my main rig. Paired with my i5-3570K it did a good job at keeping temps at bay at 4.0Ghz and above. Now retired from my Intel rig, it now resides on my AMD HTPC, replacing its smaller CM TX3 cousin and still does a good job at preventing housefires.