Summary: I unfortunately never go to use this cooler. There is about a 20mm spacing on the radiator for the screws for the two fans. Because of this, the device can only be mounted on cases that have EXACTLY the right screw spacing.
Pros: - Large radiator - Quiet fans
Cons: - Very large size - Difficult setup - Short tubing
Summary: I forgot exactly When I purchased this but it was for a Gen 1 I7 Build with a EVGA P55 Classified 200 Board, it has given me Zero issues besides the Loud Stock Fans that came with it, I was going to change them out but never did the Resistors that came with it to quiet and slow the fans work but get...
Summary: Building a custom water cooling loop might get you a couple degrees cooler, but requires a lot more money, time and patience. That's okay if you're a serious hardware geek and regard your builds as a full-time work-in-progress or a serious hobby to keep you busy.
Pros: This cooler and it's newest version (H110i) are the closest you can get to the performance of a custom cooling loop. In fact, it actually cools better than some 240mm expandable AIO units built from expensive custom components. The pump is still silent and spinning at 1500 RPM. PC runs 24/7, no p...
Cons: The sleeve bearing fans are annoying. They rattle upon startup and at certain RPMs, around half speed. This is to be expected with sleeve bearings. I solved that problem by replacing the fans with high quality ones with fluid bearings (which also helped it cool a bit better, and more quietly). Th...
Summary: Consider a smaller cooler if 140 fps only needs 50% of the CPU
Pros: Huge radiator and fans, quiet, fits CPU just right (LGA 1150).
Cons: Both fans have identical length wires and are pretty short, 6 inches maybe and may not reach your motherboard or other power source. Poor tolerances to purportedly matched 500R Carbide case. (Hint: it doesn't fit right) Terrible installation instructions with little detail.
Cons: the 110i seems like a better deal. Should have bought that one. 3 fan headers required wish it came with longer screws for folks doing push/pull installs. Installation in the front of an Fractal R5 with push pull fans takes some engineering. Should be easier. Its not a 110i.
Excerpt: Solid construction without excessive weight. Minimalist exterior styling. Completely modular. Efficient and silent fans. I really cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this case.
Pros: Kept my overclocked 4790K @ 4.6 Ghz under 50c at all times.
Cons: These fans were louder than the stock fans that came with my Corsair 450D case. When I went to uninstall this, the foam sticker pads for the back plate tore off and I had to spend an hour picking the glue off from the backside of my mobo with tweezers and a hair dryer. The pump sometimes sounded ...