Summary: I would definitely recommend this product if you are building a budget rig.
Pros: This liquid cooler runs fairly quiet and keeps my CPU around 35-42 degrees C when under high stress. It is definitely better than the stock fan originally installed on the motherboard. I installed this on an AMD motherboard and it was very easy and straight forward. The price was also awesome giv...
Excerpt: First time using a liquid cooler fan. I was actually really impressed on how easy it was to install and how well it works. No issues here even though I've only had it for a month or so but can't complain for the price I got it for and withoug taxes and free shipping made it thst much sweeter.
Summary: I have this in a PULL configuration on my case's back 120mm fan. I have it pulling air from the inside of the case, through the radiator, and exhausting to the outside. Don't know if this is the ideal config, but it works well for me.
Pros: Was pretty easy to install. I'm getting great temp readings on my AMD FX-8350. I used to idle at 33 degrees with the stock cooling, HWMonitor now shows me at a cool 16 degrees at idle. On 100% load with the stock cooler, I'd easily surpass 70 degrees, with the H55 it hits about 45 degrees in Prim...
Cons: Had a heck of a time getting it in my Thermaltake V3 case. It fit, but it took some finessing.
Summary: 2 eggs because I am clearly going to have to replace this thing.
Pros: All-in-one design means no muss, no fuss. Very friendly for a first time water cooler. Easy to install. Fantastic job of cooling.
Cons: I may have just been unlucky, but i can hear an air-pocket in the water line. When the processor gets hot and the water pump kicks into high gear, it sounds like someone rattling a loose screw around in my case.
Cons: After owning one since Jan 2013, it had worked with out issue. The main casing seems to have cracked somehow and spurted coolant all over interior of my system. I am now testing to see if I can salvage my system