Summary: I purchased this on sale and didn't install it till I had all my upgrade parts ready to install. Installed my new CPU a AMD 8350 and installed the cooler which by the way was very easy to install. Turned on my system and almost fried my new CPU. The cooler didn't work!!! So angry I threw it away after I smashed it on the floor! Waste of money I know I should have returned it. Oh well I did notice there was no liquid in the Cooler!
Summary: I run with am AM3 8 core processor and under normal operation would have a CPU temp of around 40-45 degrees. I recently ran some imaging software which hit the processor hard and caused the system to reach 70 degrees at which stage it shut down. I replaced the stock fan for one of these units and found installation to be relatively easy but you do need to have an hour spare to give time to do it properly and tidily.
Summary: Bought these after checking reviews as I was not satisfied with the noise pump from my H80. As far as I can tell, this performs similarly or better to the H80 while generating less noise. I wish Corsair would offer a cheaper version that doesn't include any fans at all, because the ones that come with the H55 don't hold a candle to the alternatives that are available.
Summary: This cooler is working very well with my AMD FX-8350. I currently have it over clocked to 4.2 and turbo to 4.8 and even underload I.E(gaming,multitasking, streaming) it stays cool and doesnt ever reach temperatures over 50°c. Another quick little thing the instructions say it will fit am3 but nothing about am3+. I can confirm this product works with am3+ mobos. Only con is installing it. Make sure your case has plenty of room.
Summary: Can't complain much for a $50 liquid cooling system. Have tried the H40 and H50 as well and Corsair always makes them good. This was bought on budget for my i7 overclock and I feel it does the job just as good as the more expensive ones. Keeps it at a nice high 20s/low 30s when idle and never gets past 50.
Summary: I installed this on a ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 motherboard. The instructions were kind of sketchy, so I resulted to doing an internet search for help. The base that goes under the motherboard is slightly crooked but makes no difference after you attach it to the top piece. It is pretty quiet. You can hear a slight bubbling (like a small fish tank pump sound). It is a pain to get the heat sink attached to the cpu/motherboard.
Summary: in the description it says "Quite Edition" however this thing has a pretty cheap/ loud fan. Luckily i had a Corsair ultra quiet fan laying around that i switched it out with. work great and easy install.