Summary: Over all I would suggest any buyer looking to get a decent heat sink to STAY AWAY from this ugly piece of junk. Not worth the money spent on it and you surely are better off with a stock CPU heat sink or possibly anything else.
Pros: The cooling works.
Cons: There's a lot of cons with this heat sink -Huge pain to install, definitively have never had this much trouble and frustration installing a heat sink. Instructions were not clear and I had to find a video just to realize that there were tiny holes in the heat sink to get to the screws. -This thin...
Summary: Shouldn't cost much to tighten the balance specs on the fan blades. I am thinking about trying to get a balanced fan from Noctua.
Pros: Nice kit. Went together well on an AMD FX-8150 mounted on an ASUS Crosshair V in an Antec P193 case with about 1 inch of headroom to spare.
Cons: The fans are not well balanced, i.e., they cause vibration at about 950 rpm. I am using only one of the fans to cool the CPU but have tested both fans and they both vibrate @ 950. Solder is an easily embrittled alloy and doesn't respond favorably to constant vibration which can cause embrittlemen...
Summary: I went from a Cooler Master V8 to a V6 GT to this. This cooler even though it shakes cools the same as my V6 GT at 42-46c idle on a i7-920 overclocked at 3.2Ghz. My room temp is around 75F all the time. I had to RMA this cooler for a different cooler. It's a shame. I will never buy a Noctua again.
Pros: The fans are very well made.
Cons: I installed it and mounted it everyway I can and no matter what it shakes the heatsink like a engine running. I only have one of the included fans it came with on it. I don't like the plastic mounting bushings for the mounting.
Summary: I paid 90$ for a top of the line cpu cooler, and ended up wasting 90$ figuring as it didn't change my temps whatsoever. I know thermal paste can take a while to work right, but they claim the thermal paste they give you is amazing right out of the tube.
Pros: As i said, looks very beast.
Cons: Got this processor today, upgrading from a stock cpu cooler on the i5 2500k, the stock cooler gave me 25-30c idle temps, this cooler is giving me the same thing. i was expecting an upgrade. but i guess not, it dropped my bios temp by 10c, but that doesn't mean much, i care about temps while runni...
Excerpt: As i mentioned, looks extremely beast. Got this processor today, upgrading from a stock cpu cooler on the i5 2500k, the stock cooler gave me 25-30c idle temps, this cooler is giving me the similar thing. i was expecting an upgrade.
Summary: Quand j'ai reçu ce produit il était pour moi génial HELAS après 5 jours de fonctionnement un bruit bizarre c'est produit ce qui a eu pour effet de mettre mon PC en sécurité heureusement sinon c'était la poubelle 1400 € puis après avoir fait une vérification alors là surprise c'était deux des quatre...