Summary: My fingers are cut to pieces trying to get this thing to fit on my AMD mount as it said it could.
Pros: Nifty design, light, looks impressive.
Cons: Could not get it to fit on my AM3 board although it said it was compatible. Instructions are not all that well written and no online support that I can find. Would work easily with an Intel mount.
Summary: Keep it clean, naturally, and it should do well for you.
Pros: Importantly, it fits into my tower case without hitting the thick, giant inlet fan my case has (Azza Solano). Reliable, quiet unless the cores are absolutely cranking. Dropped my i7 920 (std clock) temps significantly, like from ~68 down to ~46C. Very nice.
Cons: Ugly orange LED for the fan. Other than that, no complaints whatsoever.
Summary: Eventually switched it for a corsair H50 water system, but moved this onto one of my other comps. If you want quiet air, this thing does the job and does a decent job of cooling. For the price though, I strongly recommend going with an H50 as it's not much more, and does a better job of cooling and...
Pros: Was keeping my Thuban X6 cool overclocked a little bit. The stock cooler was actually fine for cooling, but sounded like a lawnmower engine, so I was looking for something quiet. This thing is very quiet and made my X6 actually usable, because without it i was going to take the chip out, that's h...
Cons: The angle this hangs at made it a close fit for the RAM slots, if it were any closer, or if your RAM is larger/runs hotter, you might need to play around with it to get it to fit right.
Summary: If you aren't sure how HeatPipes work, try doing a quick Google search. Maybe remove the upper "wings" and supply a 120mm for more airflow and less noise. Add a 5th HP? This looks like a great HS/F and if I opt for the slimline case for my HTPC, I am going for it. 120mm fan mod to follow ;-)
Pros: Well, rock on Nexus! I am pleased to see a manufacturer that is finally making a decent HP design that will fit in HTPC/slimline cases. Other HP designs seem to be working well; case in point my AC Freezer Pro 64, but horizontal orientation will never work to the utmost efficiency without proper ...
Cons: Smaller base to conduct heat more rapidly? (based on pics of course.)
Summary: I'm not sure if it's the gap-fill, properly seating or what, but it took a good week for this thing to settle into its groove. Temps initially dropped only 4C, but eventually I got 9-10C out of it about a week after installation.
Pros: Angled design allows it to fit in tight case quarters (Azza Solano, due to inset fan). Cools better than I expected. Dropped temps from 41C idle to 32C, no higher than 73C under 6 hour Prime95 load, ambient temps of ~ 19C (I like it cool).
Cons: As previously mentioned, top side gap is large and unnerving. I didn't want to take a chance, so filled it with Arctic Silver. Fan can be a bit loud, but that might be a mobo management issue.
Summary: Fuse heat pipe sandwich at factory, mounting clips need to screw from side.
Pros: Quality base heatsink, pipes, and fins. Excellent fan variability and stealth. Angled airflow cools memory and accepts excess air from rear or side panel fan when CPU fan is off.
Cons: heat sink on top of base heat pipe sandwich is poorly designed to incorporate clamping of clips that hold unit to CPU. Heat pipes are well fused on bottom side to copper base, but aluminum heat sink on top of sandwich allows for gaps. Care must be taken during clamp assembly to evenly screw the s...
Excerpt: Köpte denna CPU fläkt för ungefär 1 år sedan tillsammans med lite andra datorprylar från komplett.se. När jag startade upp datorn med fläkten inkopplade för första gången lät den lika mycket som orginal fläkten jag hade från början så jag gick in i BIOS och skruvade ner farten en rejäl del och då...