Summary: i ordered this on christmas day to replace the Antec Kuhler h20 620 that had a pump failure. the cooler itself is very nice looking imo, and it cools my cpu very well, im getting around the same temps with the low noise adapters as i did with my liquid cooler, and its actually alot quieter than the...
Summary: It seems to cool pretty quietly. However trying to use the splitter causes the fan to not start on boot up. Also for some reason I can't go into sleep mode anymore without having to reboot when I want to start again. I'm using windows 7 with this.
Summary: Love this cooler. Ordered for a new Haswell GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H configuration - but in the end it was not usable. Not matter how I oriented the cooler in blocked at least one DIMM slot. Sigh!
Summary: Keep cool and very quiet fans, only problem is unable to install rams, I have to move the one fan slide a way from a ram. I chanaged all 3 case fans with Noctura fans and those are very quiet too, also work with fan controller. Installed on Asus Z87 Pro, i7-4770k, 2133 MHz RAM with overclocked.
Summary: I installed this on an ASUS Z87 Plus motherboard with an i7 4770K CPU. The system is in a gaming case with 5 chassis fans (2 x 230MM, 1 x 120mm & 2 x 140 mm fans). It was easy to install. It does cover one of the RAM slots with both fans arranged in a push-pull configuration.
Summary: Works well for a CPU air cooler. For my build only used 1 fan, directly above are two case fans venting out. Noctua offers a free brace that allows you to rotate the fan by 90 degrees. This will vent to the rear of the case.
Summary: I built my first rig in February '13 and initially installed the stock Intel HSF onto an i5 3570k processor. The processor itself is excellent but stock HSF are underwhelming to say the least.