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 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.
Summary: This cooler excels when doing moderate overclocking, but as sooner as you kick it up a notch it doesn't do so good. I would say its definitely worth the price for the performance you get out of it.
Pros: At 4.0 GHz it keeps my cpu within the 70C range while running Prime95, at idle around 32C. It's a great cooler if you're not planning on doing a lot of overclocking.
Cons: At 4.5 GHz using the thermal compound included with it my average temp while running Prime95 was 90C. And this is even after putting a Silverstone AP121 fan on the cooler and putting tape over the edges to increase airflow through the fins.