Summary: As nearly every other review has mentioned: this thing is gigantic. I'd figured I'd be fine with my full-size tower case but it turns out that my case just isn't "tall" enough for this guy, alas! Be sure to measure it out and compare versus the specs. The cooler itself looked extremely solid and well-made.
Pros: Real solid-feeling construction, looked well-made
Summary: This WILL NOT fit a micro atx board. I had tried to measure out the dimensions for the board and cooler before buying and it looked like it would be a tight fit, but a fit. Was not the case. The brackets you need to install will not fit due to some caps (At least on mine) by about 1 cm.
Pros: Its very well built and sturdy but not super heavy for the size so the stress on the motherboard should be less than others.
Summary: The mounting brackets are rock solid and the sparse diagrams and instructions are accurate. I had to screw and unscrew the screw-spacers into the brace bracket holes before mounting after discovering how tight they were while trying to do it with the brace bracket beneath the motherboard initially.
Pros: 1. Good design and high quality 4pin fan 2. you can put an additional fan 3. It can handle i7-2600k 4.5Ghz overclocked. I use Intel LGA1155, installation is very easy! This cooler has the easiest installation method I've ever owned.
Summary: This is a big cooler in length and depth, but it is also surprisingly squat and not overly tall, so this cooler is a great choice for powerful, compact builds. Just be sure to do some measuring before you purchase and keep all of your shipping materials when you receive it in case it doesn't fit and you have to return it. If you can manage to plan and fit it in your case though, this is probably one of the best air coolers I've ever used and seen.
Pros: Amazing! - Beastly air cooling - Some of the lowest air temps I've ever seen. I'm getting better temps on this than I did with a big Spire Thermax heatsink. I don't know how or why, but I am. - Solid construction - Great quality fan - very quiet on the lower fan RPM's - Comes with separate thermal grease that isn't pre-applied so you don't have to clean off the heatsink if you want to use your own Arctic Silver.
Cons: The edges are sharp and can be crushed if you aren't careful! This can also be tricky to install. On my motherboard specifically, with the orientation of the heatsink/fan I needed to use to vent air out of the back of the case, the fan had to be on the memory slot side of the CPU socket. Although everything fit just fine, it was a very tight fit. I had to remove the memory sticks (Ripjaws), attach the heatsink, then put the memory back in. If the fan was 1mm deeper, m...
Summary: Bought this cooler to replace my stock AMD fan that was roaring when I was playing games. Fan stays very quiet while at full load and you can always swap for a quieter fan if you wish. My AMD stock temps were around 80C while gaming and 50C while idle. This cooler dropped that to 50C gaming and 30C idle.
Pros: Very quiet Very cool Extremely easy fan attachments Comes with thermal paste Easy setup
Cons: Quite large, check the height before buying. Also it might interfere with ram but you can move the fan a bit to make it fit.
Summary: At first i was intimidated by it since it looks so bulky i was worried that it might not fit since the heatsink was so close to the fans and i thought it didn't fit but it did. I was worried as well since i live in Florida the temperatures can reach up to 90 to 92 and it gets really hot in my room without AC. I am surprised the stock cooler barely could hold since temperatures of the CPU were reaching 71c on full load.
Pros: Incredible Cooling, Can add 1 more fan for more cooling efficiency, Great product for the price.
Cons: None So far!! Will report back if anything bad happens.