Summary: I mounted the radiator on the rear of the case and oriented the fan to intake air. I'm not sure why anyone would mount the radiator in an exhaust configuration. Passing hot air over the radiator coils, from inside the case, seems counterproductive to me.
Pros: Installation was super easy, although I was hoping I didn't have to pull the motherboard out. Temps are noticeably lower even before the thermal paste has broken in. It's quiet, indeed, but the biggest pro for me is the amount of space it saves in the case(I previously had an Arctic Freezer Pro, ...
Cons: No complaints yet. Corsair puts out great products.
Summary: Having mounted in the front is not great. I am blocking air flow going into the case along with the heat from the radiator being pumped into the case. I have a second front fan that helps out and the side fans.
Pros: My idle temp has dropped from 113F to 98F. Not as cool as some reviews, but my computer is enclose in my desk without much air around it and is the main reason I went water cool. Even after playing a game for a hour my temp was only 112F which is still lower then my idle temp use to be. It's cool...
Cons: Had to modify my Corsair 300R case to fit. I have 6 140mm mounts and it would not work on any of them. 2 on the side was out right away. 2 on the top, one block by the Blue ray drive and the other by the 8 pin ATX power on the motherboard. The only place left was 2 on the front. The screw holes w...
Pros: Quiet cooler that preforms well. Replaced the stock fan that came with my FX-8350 that was noise and couldn't over clock much with. Running now at 4.5ghz with 18-20c at idle and 48-50c when running Prime95 with pump set to max and fan on auto.
Cons: Not really a con but you will need a case that can mount 140mm fans. Fan mounting screws need to be bit longer and should include extra mounting screws to mount a second fan in a push/pull configuration.
Summary: Great cooler, I would suggest getting some aftermarket thermal paste yourself instead of using the stock stuff it comes with, just to squeeze out an extra 2 degrees of cooling.
Pros: Best Water Cooler I have owned so far. I bought this specifically for a push/pull build with some Silent Cougar fans attached to the front and back of the radiator. It keeps my CPU at a steady 28-30 degrees C at idle, and around 35-40 C at full load.
Cons: None so far, the instructions are a little ambiguous but I simply youtubed and found a video that shows exactly how to put it together. Keep in mind what kind of motherboard you have to make sure you are using the right mounting pins for the backplate.
Summary: I plan on paints some pieces to make it look good with my case. We shall see how it goes.
Pros: Works as advertised. Cools decently enough for a moderate overclock. Has mounts/holes for a push - pull set up. Mounting hardware for pretty much any CPU you wanna use with spare parts to boot. I think its a good lookin cooler. Runs fairly quiet compared to other all-in-one coolers.
Cons: CPU installation was more painful than putting together Ikea furniture. Mounting on to the case was even more difficult. The equipped thermal paste was less than satisfactory. The equipped fan was noisy and didn't push air well. Corsair log in the center didn't line up quite right and slants in o...
Quiet! Use all the RAM you want, this doesn't block it.
kurt w., Newegg
27 July 2015
Summary: I will never air-cool a CPU again, I think.
Pros: Quiet. I singled out this cooler specifically the reviews I read placed it as the quietest. I don't want a computer that sounds like the turbopumps on the space shuttle spooling up, and some liquid coolers have GREAT performance ratings, at the expense of ridiculous noise levels. I worked in air ...
Summary: I got it mounted as a front intake on a Define R5 and I changed the stock fan with a Noctua NF-A14 PWM. The results above speak for themselves.
Pros: Reading this I suppose you are looking to see if this is any good. If you are like me and believe only results then read below mine. Cooling a 4690k @ 3.5Ghz 25-28 C on all cores when idle 45-49 C on all cores at 100% load
Summary: Can't really go wrong, here. Good product.
Pros: Absolutely no complaints about this. Solid construction, easy to install. I haven't seen my temps hit 35C yet, even in newer video games, on an i7-4771. Used AS Ceramique - so not even high end thermal paste and things are running pretty cool. The fan is quiet, a big draw of the 140mm size. Defin...
Cons: Uh... cheap pre-applied thermal paste that comes on every cooler, stock or aftermarket? I mean, if you've got enough savvy to be buying a good aftermarket cooler like this, you're probably not using stock paste anyway.