Summary: If you are looking for a low profile cooler that really works and priced much better check out the Logisys/Deepcool Beta 400ST. If you have room for a tower cooler get a CM 212 evo for the same price as the Scythe
Pros: Low profile, much quieter than a FX8350 cooler and it LOOKS like it would work really well.
Cons: I was using a stock FX 8350 cooler on my FX4100@4.4GHz. Failed to outperform the stock FX8350 cooler. At $35 I really expected more.
Summary: It covers most of the memory modules on my Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 motherboard - so I should install the memory first.
Pros: Easy to install. Works great. I have installed several CPU coolers (on AMD processors) and this was by fair the easiest to install. It seams to keeping my phenom II x4 980 cpu cool. I'm not a gamer, so I have not overclocked it.
Summary: Love this fan's performance, size and quietness. Only thing is I suffered to install this right. Crazy amount of force had to be used, and the retention system is the awkwardest to control... It worried me.
Pros: Low profile, awesome cooling performance, silent in my case
Summary: Install the heatsink before connecting the mobo to the case or remove all memory sticks they will interfere.
Pros: Cheap as it is good quality and for the price it can't be beat; silent, and easy to install. Comes with everything. Great for HTPC because you don't hear that whining sound and it is better than the stock fan.
Summary: Fits perfectly in my SilverStone ML03B Micro ATX case. if it were 2 mm taller it wouldn't fit. If you have this case, this is the fan for you
Pros: low profile fits in my HTPC perfectly. 100mm fan is almost inaudible, much better than the stock fan that comes with AMD A8 processor. the AM3 mounting brackets are a little tricky but by no means difficult to use, had it installed in about a minute.
Cons: the mounting brackets are kinda low quality, if they were designed a little better I would give it 5 stars.
Cons: I've purchased 6 of these since October 2010 and May 2011. 4 have failed completely, leading to hard crashes because the fan is not moving. Nothing gets them going again and I've had to replace all of them. The last 2 haven't failed yet, but I expect them to do so within the next 3-6 months.
Summary: Graduating from the stock Phenom II fan (small jet engine) to this was a very welcome change. I don't closely monitor heat in this particular computer, but I've had no shutdowns due to overheating, so that makes me happy. And no more airplanes are taking off from my desk, so that makes me happier.
Pros: Very Quiet. Short, so it fits in tight spots (but wide, so take care). Did I mention quiet?