Summary: It was dependable no issues there. But for the price just not worth it imo. I just got a h100, and everything is running much cooler and at a faster OC for the same price. Even though it lasted, kept things moderately cool, I could not and would not recommend this cooler to anybody.
Pros: It worked, and it stayed working for as long as i've had it since mid 2009. But the temps were never really that good. Even from the get go the temps were just good enough for my i7 920 @ 3.5.
Cons: Really not as good as I thought specially for the price I paid at the time and specially the price now when there are so many better coolers out there.
Summary: "It was big. Really, really big. No, bigger than that. Even bigger. Keep going. More. No, more. Look, we're talking krackens and dreadnaughts for jewelry. It was BIG!" -Arna Kennerud, Skyknight
Pros: You thought Fonzie was cool? Install this heatsink with cessna props on your CPU and watch your computer turn into a refridgerator, just as effective as most water cooling systems.
Cons: Big. No issues with RAM clearance. I have GSKILL Ripjaw series RAM, and it clears by a good half inch. Just make sure you install all of your ram before hand, you won't be installing any after you put this fan in.
Summary: This company (Cooler Master) is VERY unprofessional and it became clear that they continued to send unhelpful e-mails for months hoping that I would just give up. I didn't. After checking the net I found other cases similar to my own concerning this product. Caveat Emptor !!!
Pros: None whatsoever.
Cons: After more than 2 years of ownership I can state without any hesitation that this product is complete junk. At 9 months the fans failed which was due to dust (even though I regularly use compressed air to keep the computer clean). I found out in the end that this is a very common problem with thi...
Summary: This CPU cooler is not for the faint hearted, the installation requires you to do your homework before purchasing. Make sure you know the dimensions of your tower, and RAM.
Pros: AWESOME COOLER!!! Easy install for my first build, AMD FX 8150 and 4X4GB Corsair Vengeance LP. Enabled Quiet & Cool feature of Asus Crosshair Formula V keep CPU at 32°f while also keeping RAM cool.
Summary: If the TEC fails for you or is useless, unplug the fans from the Controller and just plug them straight into the mobo. then it'll work fine. There's many ways to do it, mine had two cpu fan connectors and allowed me to fine tune the PWM to temperature needs, so thats what i did.
Pros: Cooler works great. Keeps a 920 cool all day at 4.0 GHZ Solid construction
Cons: TEC is useless. Doesn't ever work right Unless your case like mine has the back mounts for your CPU exposed on your cases otherside, you'll have to remove the Mobo for installing it.
Summary: Mmmm I had some cossiar vengence memory, pretty sure i had clearance but the springs on the cooler were making this scratchy noise so i thought it was my ram up against it but i don't think it was, so I removed the case but hey.... this coolers a beast, totally worth it
Pros: WOW!!!!! LIGHTENING fast shipping, shipped yesterday and received today..This cooler is amazing, I read some bad reviews but went on with the purchase and 100% happy with it.. My idle temps were 40-52*C with my stocker cooler, I installed this bad boy and BAM! 22-27*C !!!!! AMAZING and under load...
Cons: This thing is HUGE. I read all the reviews and couldn't find one that said how big this thing actually is. Everyone says its huge so I looked in my case and thought that I could move my video and sound card down and it should fit. WRONG. I run a ASUS Crossfire V ROG and if I was to install this o...