Summary: Works very well indeed! You need a hole in your case for one of those big-ass fans tho an 80mm. My Antec case is a few years old and the double 3.5 fan hole on the back is not wide enough to accomodate the radiator. So I had to do some drilling and sawing to get by. New case is on the horizon. system is i7-3820, 32gigs 1600, GTX760, Corsair Force3 ssd's.
Summary: I am running a i7 hexacore 6 core 12 thread CPU and it runs hot this cooling system is enough to handle cooling the CPU I also had a problem were my CPU was running at 90 to 100% somewhere I picked up a program that installed FahCore_a3.exe process that is overclocking the CPU if you run into this problem go into task manager click on performance then click on resource monitor right click on FahCore_a3.exe and suspend the process now this is not a fix I am stiil trying...
Summary: Installed on Intel Core-i5 and Core-i7 processors in Fractal Designs R4 cases without any difficult. Quiet and efficient. CPU temperatures stay well under published max even when overclocking by 15% and pushing hard. Installation was a bit confusing the first time, but video on Youtube makes it clear. And yes, the LED on the fan can be turned-off (though not on the heat sink).
Summary: I have to give this a 4 star because of the included instructions, they are really bad. I kept the rating at a 4 since Intel did put up a video on youtube to better illustrate the install. This has been working great and in my opinion this competes well with the lower corsair model. I'm running a 3570k in my flightsim rig oc'd to 4.3ghz and my load temps get up to around 48c but not really any higher than that.
Summary: I installed this on my recently built computer for gaming and I installed this. It works very well and it does in fact work with the new LGA 1150 haswell sockets but you have to use the longer threaded screws for it to work. While idle, my PC runs at around 10-15 degrees C with this and while playing games such as BF4 the hottest I get is 35 degrees C. It was sort of hard to install into the motherboard but thats it.
Beautiful and Sturdy...however, it is a little bulky
J. B. Conway "TDCJ", Amazon
25 October 2013
Summary: Easily installs onto the LGA 2011 socket. However make sure to check the dimensions of the radiator. The radiator and fan are supposed to be connected to the rear fan panel however the radiator was too large to fit. I ended up having to place the radiator inside the wind tunnel coming from one of the front fans. Had it not fit there I would have been in trouble.
Summary: I run a gaming platform with two SLI Graphics Cards. For years, I have used a variety of CPU Coolers. And although some were super quiet, my computer put out so much heat, I never had to use the heating system in the winter to keep the room warm. This liquid cooling kit erases that issue. If you don't mind a bit of a hum (and I leave my case open), this kit will cool your CPU without pushing heat into your world.