Pros: This cooler is fantastic. I put it on an ITX board, and it fits with only one problem. First off, mount it with the copper pipes facing downward. That will give you access to power headers and whatnot at the top of your mobo. The other stipulation is that you need to get memory without a cooling ...
Cons: The one problem I'm having is that the copper pipes smash into protruding screws on a video card in the PCI slot. This unit was designed to clear any cards in the first PCI slot underneath the CPU socket, but video cards have screws that stick out the back, and I had the unfortunate luck of havin...
Pros: Works ok. Can barely keep my Sandy Bridge Celeron below 50C with a low-rpm fan.
Cons: For about the same price you can get other coolers which fit better, and work better. Also, I wasn't going to mention the screeching noise of the fan because I thought my fan was defective, but now that I see other reviewers that have the same screeching fans, i'd really stay away from this cooler
Summary: I have several Nexus products and like them; but, I will never buy another one of these!
Pros: Low profile and cooling is decent. I used this in a Silverstone Milo low height case and it fit fine. It keep the CPU temps at or below 61 C running Prime95 at full load with no case fan.
Cons: Fan noise is annoying. It is not load like most fans ... it has a high pitched whining sound that will drive you crazy! I am currently looking for a way to replace the stock fan. The retainer mechanism is a pain. Took me several tries to figure out how to install this (hint on an AM3 socket the c...
Pros: Read reviews before purchasing. Was anxious about mounting. Pleasantly surprised at how easy the install was on an LLG 775. Looks like Nexus has responded to criticism. The fan and heatsink we out of box, assembled and mounted within 20 minutes. Quiet!!! (how lovely) and low enough profile to fit...
Cons: Requires both sides of mobo to be accessible. Most cases i would assume this means out of the case.
Summary: If you want to install your own fan onto the Heatsink, you'll need Silicone Fan Mounts. Because the bracket it underneath the fan and it's shape, you can't screw the fan on and then re mount the holder to the actual heatsink without having to bend it out and then back.
Pros: This is indeed a low profile cooler. I mounted it onto a motherboard which I put into a completely custom fabricated case which needed a low profile cooler. It works fantastic. I'm running an i7 860 OC'ed to 3.33gHz, and the max load temp gets to only 64C.
Cons: Push Pin mounting system. I realize it's supposed to be low profile, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have used a bracket mounting system of some sort to reach underneath the fins.
Summary: I originally wrote a review that said I couldn't get it onto the computer motherboard and that I wanted to throw it across the room. This is a followup. A week later, I was miffed at having spent $60 on this thing to have it sit in a box.
Pros: The only good thing I can come up with for this is that it is indeed low profile...um, the same height as the retail CPU fan that comes from Intel. If you an get it onto your motherboard, it does cool...about as well as the stock Intel cooler does.
Cons: First off, it is near impossible to install this CPU cooler. The fins of the cooler make it impossible to get to the latches that hold the CPU cooler to the motherboard. The second thing is that it emits a very high pitched squeal that my dogs and I can hear but other people in the family cannot.
Summary: Make sure this CPU cooler will work on your motherboard before you buy it. It is an expensive part that may not work.
Pros: I have always liked Nexus products. They make quality parts.
Cons: This cooler is impossible to attach to a Gigabtye GA-P55M-UD4 motherboard. This motherboard has the 1156 CPU socket The brackets that attach to the cooler are made to attach to 3 different Intel sockets so the pushpins won't stay upright. The brackets would work okay if you could get underneath t...
Summary: I have installed a lot of heatsinks from Zalman and needed something with the lowest profile possible. NewEgg was out of what I wanted so I bought this Nexus unit. It is currently sitting in a box and I am currently restraining myself from kicking it across the room.
Pros: It is low profile
Cons: First thing I rant into is that this thing is near impossible to get mounted on the motherboard when the board is in a case. You have to take the motherboard out of the case just to get the leverage to latch it in. Second thing is it is off center from the CPU and so covers other heat sinks with ...