Summary: Am seriously thinking about adding 2 more fans, because its cheaper than installing water-cooling.
Pros: This has kept my CPU (FX 6300) temp below 70 C @ OC'd at 4100Ghz playing 3d video intensive games for hours...and that's not even at full VR throttle! And, its very quiet, too. I didn't have any real difficulty installing it either. I highly recommend this cooler!
Cons: No Cons...really! I think people who buy this need to be aware that it is a very large piece of hardware, though, and is probably not going to fit in any case smaller than a mid-tower, with few exceptions. I suggest making sure that purchasers pay very close attention to measurements listed for t...
Summary: This was too large to put my side case fan on. I am running an in win dragon master. If Skythe will fix the fact that they are missing hardware, the fan issue, and the poor instructions this would be a great heatsink.
Pros: 60 degrees @ 3.7GHZ on a Phenom 1100 Looks mean
Cons: Didn't come with the correct hardware (was missing several screws and rubber grommets) Screws rest all the weight directly on the board Poor Design (should have some type of bushing like the factory backplate had) I am having to replace the fan as mine starts making a clicking noise when the heat...
Summary: Even after measuring my height clearance in my case, and measuring my clearance to the other components, this was still too big because of the passive cooling on my MB.
Cons: Too big for the MSI P67A-GD65 . This is a huge cooler and it didn't fit my motherboard ( MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard) . The clearance around the CPU on the motherboard is limited due to the northbridge passive cooling that MSI has on the board. T...
Excerpt: Heat is the enemy of any electronic component and most especially the CPU. If your CPU is overheating you won’t get the performance you should and if your cooler is screaming to relieve that heat you’ll wish there was a better way.
Pros: Quiet!, Uses stock heatsink retention bracket, Effective, Mirror finish to the all copper base, Ingenious socket adapter installation, Solid