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.
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!
Summary: Had to cool a 125W AMD processor that was running hot on stock cooling. This was good for a 20C cool-down. Pro: Better fit for mid-tower and microATX cases than the bigger CM coolers like the Hyper 212. Con: AMD mounting is tricky the first time; take the fan off (easy clip-on) for better access to the mounting beam and clips.
Excerpt: Great value for money cooler,the cooler runs quiet and cool and very happy with it.I bought it for my amd fx 6300 and wanted something better than the stockcooler cause im gonna do some mild overclocking in which this cooler would be great at keeping the temps at bay...it looks great too.
Summary: This review is for a model TX3. ***THANKS, AMAZON, FOR LUMPING EVERY SINGLE ONE OF COOLERMASTER'S MANY CPU COOLERS HERE INTO ONE CONFUSING PIG PILE, SO CONSUMERS HAVE TO WADE THROUGH A TON OF REVIEWS IRRELEVANT TO THEIR APPLICATION.*** My 'mini tower', micro ATX case is extremely crowded, and has no room for CoolerMaster's flagship unit, the 212 EVO.