A little tricky for a small case and AMD, but excellent cooler.
13 July 2015
Summary: Shipping took longer than Prime normally does, but it still arrived earlier than quoted. Installation was fairly straight forward. The tubes are a little long for a Corsair 200R case, but still fit, and holding everything aligned to install the cooler and fan to the case was a bit tricky solo, but...
Summary: Well this was a replacement for an older version by the same company. I have a rather large case desktop computer and my son also the same, we built these about 3 years ago. What I noticed is I would get a boot error about the CPU fan.
Summary: I would get the H80i GT because the braided lines look better than the rubber lines, but any of Corsair closed loop systems work well.
Pros: This is definitely a nice product and it works wonders. It keeps my CPU at around 22-23c when idle or doing small stuff. The fans work well with this system and the push/pull combo is a nice setup. Also the corsair link is a nice step up from the regular H80 which I had prior to this. I'm also gl...
Summary: So far, no regrets and I would buy again.
Pros: Keeps My 8350 Under 40 with prime95! Has a light up pump you can customize to suit your case/scheme. Easy to install... with a caveat... Good performance for the price.
Cons: So far, as mentioned in my previous review, the only problem I have is that the cooler doesn't come with an AMD backplate. If you have an aftermarket cooler and disposed of your factory cooler, then you'll need to purchase a replacement bracket/backplate. This is highly annoying and quite infuria...
Summary: This was my first liquid cooling solution and I was a little nervous installing it into my new build. The installation, though, was quite easy and the results have far exceeded my expectations.
Pros: Very quiet and easy to install. Idle temps on my CPU typically hover at around 2-4(C) above room temp. My 5820k never went over 50C when running Prime95 in a push/pull config. This cooler is worth every penny.
Cons: No cons. This cooler beats any air unit I've ever used.
Summary: Solid cooling it doesn't seem to miss a beat. Attached this to a new i7 4790K processor and it has worked great. I haven't built a rig in decades and this cooler was a very new experience for me, but it went into my full tower easily and connected quickly.