Summary: After a series of lousy Corsair products (cases, USB flash drives, power supplies), this is the last straw. The fan was preinstalled *backward* with rubber grommets that are *not* intended to be removed. Ever. It's not even a good fan, and moves very little air. I'm going to see if I can get replacement grommets, or else find something else that I can substitute for them, and probably install a Panaflo to get some real air movement.
Summary: I purchased this unit to cool a new Intel Core i5 CPU but was unable to install the cooler in my current case, which has a bottom mount PSU, as the unit does not fit the case. I'm sure this unit is quite the powerhouse, but DO NOT purchase this if you have a bottom mount PSU case.
Excerpt: Appears nice should function fine on my 2 new msi p55a-gd65 i5 750 systems I am creating Poor instructions have stopped me in my tracks. No info or photos say anything about the plastic cut same and covering the back plate for the 1156 and so on. prevalent sense says to take away it, but it may be there for a cause. Also has 4 black carbon fiber washers, no directions or photographs for what they are for.
Excerpt: this is a wonderful cpu cooler for only 11 dollars AR, the build excellent is pretty fantastic. I received this cooler with a broken fan and to return it back to newegg I will have to spend ten dollars for the shipping, possibly I need to just get yet another one particular alternatively for couple dollars far more.
Excerpt: I really should not have to search the net. I have to install with instructions in hand. And by the way. I did discover much better directions on your site. A pdf. It stated maintain the plastic ,its a insolater and protects the mobo, and mentioned mount the top plate to the block or cooler. No location in them directions did it say or show anything about the washers tho. Now two days later. I see the corsair support tech got back with me and said.