Summary: even with the open air flow HAF XB EVO, this thing is pretty quiet. cools like a water cooler without the chances of leaking. 6 year warranty!
Pros: This thing keeps the temps down! the only thing a water cooler has on this is size. If you have the space do this instead of water cooling. It fit my Cooler master Haf XB Evo case and ASROCK fx990 extreme9 perfectly. Was able to keep the rear upper case fan also, Extremely quiet even at full speed.
Cons: This thing it huge. Put this on after you install the MB in the case. (make sure you put the mount on before you mount the motherboard)
Summary: The sheer size of this cooling unit will make you feel like your computer could possibly be the cause of the next ice age.
Pros: This air cooler is on par with water coolers like the h100i. i7 4790k (@ 4ghz) 27C idle temperature. It's much easier to install than some reviews I've seen. It also has impressive packaging, and the NT-H1 thermal paste is also one of the best. In a worst case scenario, option to run with only one fan (although that's not why you'd be buying this).
Cons: Limited application due to it's massive size. The colors used are not often found in computer components, thus hard to match.
Summary: This is a large cooler. My RAM came with heat sinks installed, and I had to remove them for installation of the cooler. Also plan your install carefully. I had someone tell me to install everything to the motherboard except the GPU before setting the motherboard into my case. This seemed reasonable but the size of the cooler/fan made install much more difficult than it should’ve been.
Pros: I have an i7-4790K running at stock speed, 4.0 GHz/4.4 GHz turbo -Keeps my CPU very cool. Idles depend on how cool the room is but I’ve seen 23 to 25 C, and max load under gaming I see about 55 C, and with Intel Burn Test I see in the upper 60s C. It is winter where I live, and the room with my computer is probably at around 18 C so this probably helps. If there is a big difference this summer I will update my review. -This thing is very quiet. With two fans that run ...
Pros: Compared to my older Corsair H75, this cooler perforned much better and was able to handle my AMD FX-8350 at 4.7GHz with no problem.
Cons: Unfortunately my unit came with bent/dented fins. While it may not have effected the performance, I expected a flawless product out of the box. Especially since the product is highly rated. I have since sent thr cooler back waiting for a replacement.
Summary: Make sure you have a big enough case to hold everything. Check compatibilities here but be aware that sometimes this fan blocks people's slots on their motherboard, like PCI slots and stuff. Just be aware of that and be ready to put some time into making sure it fits in. Mine was a tight fit and it makes it difficult to get to some of the wires and plugins I have on my motherboard, so just keep that in mind.
Pros: Keeps my computer cool. I have a Nvidia GTX 780, Z97 sabertooth, Intel I5-4670K, and when my computer is just sitting it is at 28-29 C. When I put it under load, on Dragon Age Inquisition it runs around 35-38 C, Shadow of Mordor runs at between 40-43 C, Elite Dangerous is right around 35. I run everything on max settings. So it is keeping my computer pretty cool, and it makes no noise. I literally can't hear my computer and I don't think I've ever had any sound issues...
Cons: It is a pain in the behind to get installed and you have to fiddle with it for a while. I fiddled with it for about an hour and got it in, but it is designed so that you can mess with it and change how it is mounted so that isn't too big of a deal. It comes with decent instructions, I thought the clamp things holding it in were kind of strange but they work fine and aren't really tough to figure out.
Summary: i like it, it cools down alot. however make sure you have a good mobo with software for it, or you will lose the ability to adjust your cpu fans and it can become loud. overall this thing is a beast, my suggestion dont buy msi mobos as the software ussaly sucks.
Pros: It fit in a master cooler 430 elite.... with needle nose pliers lolol. very quiet, i cant even hear it. cools down my pocessor like no tomorrow
Cons: i hate msi software as i cant controll fan speed that much... at 1500 rpm starts to make noise. i would recommend using the low noise adapter. however if not its noticable if you like to have your computer right next to you if your fans start hitting around 1500
Summary: Unless you have a Full tower case and lots of room to spare, don't get this cooler. It's too big. Just get a liquid cooler instead.
Pros: Performs Well Quiet Comes with all the required accessories Great packaging
Cons: HUGE, I had to take out my motherboard and instlall it, THEN put the motherboard back in, but then I couldn't plug in my 8pin CPU because the cooler was in the way, so I had to hold the board sideways in the air at an awkward angle to plug the cpu power in and then to lower the board in the case. But then I couldn't screw in a motherboard standoff which was blocked by the cooler and I couldn't plug in one of my case fans. I got so mad and annoyed by this that I had to...