Summary: I originally planned to give this product 4 stars (minus one for troublesome installation.) But after about a week of use, the fan started making this awful rattling noise, leaving me no choice but to buy a replacement. It's been another week since I've replaced the fan and so far so good.
Summary: That's about all I can tell you about it. Ordered a barebones kit with a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and the standoffs that come with the Hyper 212 won't fit the motherboard. Because this thing is so big, you have to build a foundation to support it and the standoff height determines where the cooler sits...
Summary: This cooler keeps a Xeon E5-2620 (95W TDP) reasonably cool (though not as cool as I would have hoped). I would have considered giving it four stars, but there were other issues. The fan vibrates noticeably even at low RPMs (I can feel it if I touch the system board or the heatsink).
Summary: This is an impressive cooler with a large fan that produces relatively quiet air flow. However, it is quite tall (almost 6.5 inches) and for me that was about 1/4 inch too tall to fit into my tower case.
Summary: This cooler is well made and packaged nicely, but attaching it to a 2011 socket is a nightmare. The installation instructions are written to be understood by so many cultures they really need to "studied" carefully to get anything from them.
Summary: I had this in my old AMD system, it works, decently, installation is a bit cumber son, quality is lack luster, the fan mounting solution is bad, and damages the fins, the fan I had failed within a month, the fan is also very loud.
Will do the job keeping the CPU cool when overclocking
Jeffrey Pillon, Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: PRO's: Definitely keeps the CPU cooler then a stock fan. Will do the job keeping the CPU cool when overclocking. CON's: Sticks out too far. Would not buy it again because of that. Had to modify my AZZA Solano 1000 CSAZ-1000 Full Tower Case to make it fit.