Summary: My ASUS Mobo Z97-A didn't recognize the cooler. CPU Fan Error. open a case with Corsair and waiting for feedback. temporarily disable the CPU fan warning in BIOS. Can't control any parameters in Link software. disappointed with new model....
Summary: Well overall this cooler works great for keeping my 8350 cool as hell. The software is a bit finicky and they should have made the usb cable Straight instead of a 90 degree angle. One of the corner fasteners got on the way of the corsair link port. Had to find a smaller fastener to screw on there.
Summary: I recommend only using the pull fan method with one fan rather than the "push-pull" method with both fans. The CPU is really kept cool enough with just one fan and it also cuts down on the noise significantly.
Pros: Extreme amounts of cooling that can't be matched by any other means of cooling
Cons: Extremely loud fans even at the "Quiet mode" setting.
Summary: I have an older case (Raidmax Smilodon), so much of this is probably useless to newer builds with more modern cases and things like top exhaust fans. MB: Asus M5A97 R2.0 CPU: AMD FX-8350 - 4.33GHz RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance (4x4GB) GPU: Sapphire R9 280 DualX OC PSU: Corsair 1,000W RM1000
Pros: The premade system makes it super easy to get started in the liquid cooling world. If you've got an AMD (AM3+) processor, you'll have an easy enough task of just basically installing a new fan and heat sink. Intel users, however, will need to remove their motherboard and install a special bracket...
Cons: Oh jeez. The radiator setup on this thing is NOT for smallish cases. Look at your case, and see if you've got about 4 inches of space to spare around where you'll set up the exhaust. I had to do some major remodeling in my case to get the fan+radiator+fan sandwich to fit properly. The hoses are a...
Summary: Superior product - definitely quality the moment you open the box. Instructions are clear, installation fairly simple. Solid software support. Remarkably quiet operation. Performs really well keeping CPU temp under control.
but other than some slight software difficulties it works like a charm
Scott James Magner, Amazon
31 March 2015
Summary: I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not I could install this properly, but other than some slight software difficulties it works like a charm. NOTE: If the version of Corsair Link you download is from February 2015, do NOT update the firmware.
Summary: Pump is a little noisy even in quiet mode. It's loud when fan and pump is set to performance mode, BUT, it keep the OCed X5690(@4.4GHZ) to between 65~70 °C when running Prime95. Will try to replace the fans with Noctuas. All in all, its a good value.