Summary: It's so quiet, it's difficult for me to tell when the computer is on now. It does fit in a mini-itx, but heads-up: depending on your specific motherboard and case (bitfenix prodigy for me), you'll have to have the fan a few notches higher than usual to give clearance for the memory.
Summary: Without the "Anti Vibration" Strips it doesn't really vibrate, and it stays REALLY cool with only ONE fan, so I imagine you'll get even better cooling with the 2 fans on, my motherboard could only support 3 fans, (Including the CPU fan and the fans already in the case) So I couldn't use the 2 fans,...
Pros: Upgrade from Normal Intel CPU Cooler to this cooler, it's amazing! - It comes with 2 fans - You have the option to mount only 1 fan - Is compatible with the most popular LGA slots (1150, 1155, etc. etc.) - Never seen my CPU go above 50C under heavy load, with ONE fan, imagine 2. - The heat sink i...
Cons: Just some little complaints, - It came with anti vibration strips which I didn't really know how to place them, and the instructions didn't really say how to put them on, so I didn't. - The fans are not controllable, they only use 3 pins instead of 4 so it doesn't let you customize the fan settings.
Pros: Replacing a modern h60 so my build can fit inside a new case when it arrives. Temps w/the Noctua 92mm are 5c higher than the h60 (both using push pull). Quite impressive really.. easy install, very high quality!! Nice metal case badge. Intel G3258 @ 4.6Ghz 75c w/ Noctua 92mm.
Also I was able to keep cool temperatures while overclocking with I wasn't using the extra ...
29 November 2014
Summary: This cooler is extremely silent especially with the additional capacitors they included to slow the fan speeds. Also I was able to keep cool temperatures while overclocking with I wasn't using the extra capacitors.
Summary: CPU coolers are one of the trickiest parts of building or upgrading a system. Installing it, like any CPU cooler with the main board already in the case, takes some work AND PATIENCE. Your case has to have a cut out in back to expose the back side of the main board which most modern ATX cases have.
Pros: This cooler reduced my CPU temps from 150 f to 90 f. I wish I had installed this unit from the beginning. It is a TIGHT FIT next to fully populated RAM modules with heat spreaders, but it did fit (just barely). The fans are quiet - set up in a push-pull arrangement. Decent, straight forward instr...
Cons: Other than the tight fit next to the RAM, none.
Summary: Installed this in an InWin 901 case with Core i7-4790K processor. Idle temperature dropped by 10C and load temperature dropped by 20C. This is not a difficult install, contrary to what some people are saying. My case is relatively tight and I had no issues with installation at all.
Pros: Very high quality. Easy to install. Includes thermal compound. Quiet. Significantly lowers temperatures compared to stock cooler.
Pros: Well engineered piece of equipment. Works like a charm and is 100% silent. It went together well and arrived with all of the appurtenances needed for any type of install. Directions are so detailed even a novice can't go wrong.
Cons: A bit tight over some capacitors on my board, but so far so good.