Summary: For my first jump into liquid cooling, this was a pretty easy go at it. Pretty much as easy as installing any heatsink/fan combo, with a little extra work. I had an extra hard time as I did not have a 140mm fan in my case (I thought i did!). Nothing a little work with the dremmel on my case couldn't fix. Running an Core i-4770K, the thing stays cool as can be. Running Prime 95, I hit a max of 42c. Granted, I have yet to really push the CPU on the Overclock.
Summary: I'm in love with this cooler. Prior to this I had the stock Intel cooler on my older Core i5, so the difference is dramatic! My CPU, overclocked to 3.4 GHz now idles around 93F (down from 107F on the stock cooler, without overclocking). At full load it never peaks above 117F, even after running for hours at 100% CPU while encoding video. This is down from 140F with the stock cooler.
Nuclearcharger "Be cool, Be smart an get thin..., Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: I've just got this cooler for a few days and it works so well that I can overclock my i7-2600k cpu to 5.1Ghz and finish all the 3dmark benchmarks. I used to have a cooler master n520, which cannot even make my cpu overclocked to 4.7Ghz. It was just to hot with a air cooler. SO FAR SO GOOD! HOPE THIS COOLER WILL LAST LONG.
Summary: Like: Shaved 20c off idle temps vs stock cooler on my 4670k @ 4.4GHz. 25c at idle, 55c under load. Relatively simple install, just make sure you follow the directions TO THE T or you will risk ruining your backplate adapter. No like: plastic backplate adapter is fairly weak when tightening cpu pump screws. You can pull the sleeves right through the plate if you overtighten even slightly. The stock fan is quite noisy at full load (about 40 decibels).