Summary: I had a little extra clearance, so I replaced the stock fan with a Yate Loon medium speed 120mm/20mm fan. It's not PWM, but is very quiet and puts out twice as much air as the stock fan. My temps dropped to a much more reasonable 40C idle and 58C under load.
Pros: I didn't try stock cooling, but I imagine it outperformed it and at a lower noise level. For most people getting this HSF, it is probably one of your only options for a low profile case. I put this in a Lian Li PC-C37b HTPC case.
Cons: reasonable 40C idle and 58C under loadI was disappointed with the cooling performance. My case, the Lian Li PC-C37b generally gets reviewed as having superior cooling to most HTPC cases, but this HSF had difficulty cooling a Athlon II X4 645 (95w) out of the box. At the stock 3.1ghz and voltage w...
Summary: I've got a low-profile case and the cooler specs did say it could handle the 980X. Even with the side panel removed this cooler simply can't keep up. Oh well, if something sounds too good to be true... Likely a fantastic cooler for most other CPU's, however.
Pros: Well made, VERY quiet, inexpensive
Cons: Simply won't cool my 130W TDP Core i7 980x - even with no overclocking. Idles at 50c - rings the bell within 5 seconds of running Cinebench.
Summary: If you like pain and suffering you will love the install.
Pros: Very low profile but high enough that it fit over the motherboard elements. Dead silent.
Cons: A major pain to install! The push pins are flimsy and felt like they would break if I pushed too hard but it didn't feel secure if I didn't. It actually popped off one side about mid install after I had the motherboard in the case which made it even more difficult to install. I ended up getting a...
Summary: Förutom en otroligt meckig installation väldigt svårt att komma åt fästena för att koppla den mot moderkort så kyler den helt okay. Kyler en intel i7 870 och fick ner graderna med som max ca 10 grader helt okay för det priset väsnas klart mindre än intel standard fläkt framför allt.
Summary: Köpte denna till mitt just på grund att den har låg höjd. Har fungerat en bra stund, men nu har fläkten blivit bråkig. Har använt tryckluft för att få bort damm, men den är ändå min PC:s mest högljudda komponent. Ska se om jag hittar någon bra fläkt jag kan montera på flänsen.