Summary: Why do high end products continue to come with a layer of cheap thermal paste that no end user worth their salt won't just wipe off? Save the 5 cents in production cost please.
Pros: This AIO liquid cooler will truly open up the possibilities of your CPU or GPU. If you have a lot of heat, like I do, or live in a hot climate, liquid cooling is your solution. I overclocked my FX-8150 to a stable 4500mhz at a maximum operating temperature of 48C under load, a 25% theoretical per...
Cons: Installation, installation, installation. The installation on this piece is an absolute pain and the smallest of improvements could have levied these pains. I opted not to use the Corsair prepackaged fans and instead went with two static pressure Noctuas. They are just a smidgen thicker than expe...
Excerpt: This cooler is great if you have the space to fit it. At 280mm a case with adaqate clearance is critical. the enclse instructions are a little vauge but managable for someone who has ever mounted a cooler to their PC before.
Pros: The cooler works well enough. It does keep my FX 8 Core chip fairly cool, even under heavy loads.
Cons: The first thing I don't like about this cooler, is the connectors for the fans are way too short. So I messed up and bought a case that wasn't big enough to fit this cooler inside of it. So I had to rig it up, horizontally--on TOP of the case. I modded it a bit to mount it on top. The problem was...
Summary: This is a 280mm cooler so be sure your case can handle the size of it. It fits snug inside my fractal R5 had to swap the rear 140mm fan to a 120mm and move my disk drive down a slot to fit this beast. I debated back and forth between the h110 and the h110i.
Pros: Installation of this unit was quite easy with the instructions included. The cooling is ok. It's not impressive but does get the job done. Overclocking my 4960k to 4.7ghz, it is able to maintain an average of 35-37c at idle.
Cons: The fans included are quite loud and are audible above 900 rpm. Also the instructions state that the fans included have arrows for air flow direction which they don't and was hard to believe.
Summary: - I did not double check my measurements and after it arrived I thought I might have to scrap my build and using this cooler. - But luckily my metal nibbler tool cut the proper sized square hole in top of case.
Pros: -Fits my new DIY build, using an Intel socket 2011v3 CPU just fine. - quiet operation -keeps the CPU running under 50 degrees C even when all cores are running at 100% of CPU utilization. - I would recommend to others
Cons: -needs a bit of space to mount the whole cooling assembly and dual fans.
Cons: kk it was a pain the the neck to install, my case was too small for it so i had to kind of mount the radiator on top of my pc. and that heat sink would not go on for the life of my I kind of am a little worried with the amount of pressure i needed to screw it in
Pros: Have had it for 6 months and no problems at all. Easy install as long as your have the correct case. Keeps my computer stable and cool even with playing battlefield on ULTRA while playing itunes and skype and 5 web pages, ect.
Summary: I mounted this in a Corsair Obsidian 650D case. Did not experience the problems others have noted with the radiator being too long for this case, because I mounted the fans against the case frame, with the radiator next. It then cleared the SATA dock of the case with no problem.
Pros: Cooling power; large fans; Corsair Link software
Summary: I can confirm this fits in the top of the Fractal Define R5. It is very tight though, the end tank slightly touches the case near where the mobo PS2 ports would be. No issues though. Also, make sure the header you plug the pump into is locked to 100% RPM in your BIOS.
Pros: Excellent cooling for my overclocked 5930K. Temps rarely get above 50C. Very quiet when fans are on PWM control, and pump is silent as well. Mounting on your CPU is easy if you read the manual.
Cons: As other have mentioned, than fans aren't so great. Mine have a slight tick/vibration at certain speeds, but they run so slow thanks to the cooling capacity it is rarely an issue. I nearly docked an egg for this though. Also, it would be nice if the two fans shared a connector so I didn't have to...