Summary: I picked this up on a few considerations. One, my stock CPU cooler was keeping my AMD-8120 entirely too hot. 2, I did not want to lose space for my RAM(2 stock 4GB pieces and a pair of 2GB G.skill sticks). 3, Space between my PSU and my R9 280, and finally, the most important part, the price. $17, how could one complain? I've spent more on Microtransactions in games...in one go, too.
Summary: After upgrading my CPU processor (AMD Athlon X2 6000+) a couple of days ago, I was getting warnings of the temp being too hot. I was using the original stock CPU cooling fan. At idle, the CPU was running at around 56-58C, and when there was even the slightest load, it would go up to around 60-64C. Of course, this is not good. Unit arrived in a standard blister pack, and looked HUGE.
Summary: I bought this to replace the stock cooler on my FX-8320, and it works like a charm. Even after a 500MHz overclock, full load temperatures stay well below 60°C. Maybe not *THE* quietest CPU fan on the market, but it's markedly quieter than the one AMD provided. For £17, it's a bargain.
Excerpt: If you own a micro ATX and don't have small hands this mght not be the heatsink for you. Or you just might have to put out the whole motherbroad in order to get the four clip snapped in. Once I was finished with this project it looked like I got into one huge fist fight.
A must buy if you are running a stock AMD cooler on ANY processor!!!! Wonderful temps at a reasonable price!!!!!!!
SGT Walter Fulmer, Amazon
23 August 2014
Summary: I bought this item with the intent of putting it on my AMD 6300 CPU, as the stock cooler is absolutely dreadful. This fan is easy enough to install, comes with a good brand thermal paste, and keeps your temps down where you need them. Before this cooler, my 6300 would creep up to 67 degrees under load, a little higher than anyone wants their CPU. Now, overclocked at 4.1ghz, I cannot get this thing above 44 degrees celcius.
Summary: My stock CPU cooler was getting pretty loud and hot even after being thoroughly cleaned so I decided to pick this up as a replacement. It comes with a few different mounts for different systems so figuring out how to properly put it on took a little bit. Took me two attempts to get it properly secured on. I purchased thermal paste separately but the paste included with this was enough to do the trick even after messing up the first try.
Summary: Overall this is a great fan that helps keep the processor much more cool than the fan that came with the CPU. There's also the option to add a second fan if needed, for more cooling. I almost purchased another model that was a 120mm fan, but glad I went with this one. It fits in the case nicely - anything larger would be too large. I took a star off the rating, because I was surprised to find out that the board mount for this cooler is the cheap plastic push pins!