Summary: This cooler leaves me with mixed feelings. The cooler construction is of great quality. It is extremely light-weight and compact. It also operates at a low noise level. The overclocked and overvolted temperatures were lower than the all stock temperatures if only by a few degrees. Overclockers looking to push there systems further by lowering their temperature may find reason to purchase this if they are not using a large CPU cooler that is.
Pros: Low noise operation, Reduces temperatures, Motherboard compatibility, Lightweight, Long fan cable, Decent price
Cons: Clearance and installation issues with large CPU coolers, CPU cooler compatibility, Base could have a better finish, Only a few degrees cooler than the stock passive cooler, More noise compared to the stock passive cooler, Limited availability
Excerpt: When Coolink first notified me about the ChipChilla, the first thing I thought of was the reference NVIDIA 680i motherboard and how loud the stock chipset cooler is. Coolink advertises the ChipChilla as a solution for overheating Northbridge chipsets, and while it is true that a few of the current chipsets get very hot, they rarely overheat to the point of failure.