Perhaps if you were gonna use it for the CPU it would be fine but in my case it was a no go
29 November 2014
Summary: Paired with a NZXT Kraken G10 to tame the wild fire burning within my GPU. PROS: -Brought my GPU temperatures down from 90°C under load, to barely 50°C. -Very quiet -The fittings on the cooling block swivel to allow for bends and turns in installation CONS: -Tubing is short, could make installation a bit of a hassle. On my case (Fractal R4) I couldn't mount on it on the top vents because the tubes wouldn't reach.
Summary: This cooler is on par with the H80i in temps. Pro: Price, size. Cons: Only 1,500 RPM on pump vs 2,300 RPM for H80i. I have to RMA my H80i and this H90 is a temp cooler while I wait. On the box it says 55c at 100% load on a 3770k at 4.6 GHz. Which is a total lie. My 3770k with 1.128 volts at 4.3 GHz hits the low 70's. That is with push/pull, using my extra screws from my H80i. Plus the fact that my ambient temp is 22c...
Performance is great. The pump is dead quiet but the fan ...
Petr Valcik, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: Performance is great. The pump is dead quiet but the fan that comes with it is junk. On the 3rd day is started rattling. At first only when it would be on 60% power or less. So I upped the lower threshold and it helped...for 2 days. Eventually I ran the fan at full speed so that it wouldn't rattle too much as it moves up and down on its shaft. Then I replaced the fan with a 140mm Noctua which uses less power but seems to work better.
Despite the Amazon description, this doesn't fit LGA 1150
Moe Joe "Bill Littman", Amazon
3 June 2014
Summary: This may be an amazing CPU cooler, but not for my current machine. I wanted to put it on an LGA 1150 socket per Amazon's description, however it doesn't fit. The H80 is the model that does. I ordered one and am expecting it to be terrific.
Summary: I like this thing. It has made my computer way quieter and really brought down temperatures. I didn't do any objective measurements, so look to other reviews for that, but I did want to chime in on one thing, and that's fit. Make SURE this thing is going to fit on your case. That radiator is way bigger than it looks in pictures, and the tubes from it to the pump are pretty short.
Summary: This product is very well designed and capable of some acrobatics when fitted into a mini-itx computer case. Amazingly quite compared to products of the past. No need to worry about all those pesky cables dropping on top of your CPU in cramped computer cases.
Summary: So much quieter than my old air system that would constantly throttle the fan up when temps came up. Pretty good design that will fit any socket out there including the new 1150 which is the board I have. I only docked a star because I had to modify my case in order for the unit to fit.
Summary: My i7 CPU now drops below 30C when idle. Fabulous. However, 1 star off for compatibility issues caused by design. The extruding edges of the radiator and the short coolant tube together made it almost incompatible with any cases smaller than a tall tower. I say "almost" because with some hacking, you can eventually fit it in, like I did with my Blackhawk mid-tower case.
Summary: I replaced my other aftermarket air cooler with this water cooler. It is 10C cooler under load. Installation is easy although look at U-Tube how-tos and not the documentation that comes with the cooler. The documentation is not helpful. Also, it doesn't tell you to check the bios to make sure the fan power header you plug the block into is running full voltage and isn't set to vary the fan speed.Other than that the product works well for my aplication.