Summary: This was a hard CPU cooler to track down- as you won't find it in most stores. Ginormous in size, and a bit difficult to fit in the case- but after all the fuss it keeps the chip ice cold. My average is 30c at idle and about 60c at full throttle. It got a killer review from hardocp dotcom- and they are brutal with thier evals of gear. So I knew it must be good.
Summary: Nice cooler, very quiet, but much bigger than it looks in pictures! Install was pretty painless, aside from having to take the motherboard out. Sturdy mounting hardware, I took my PC on a 2000 mile roadtrip and it didn't budge (I've had heatsinks that broke the socket when subjected to the bumpiness of travel). Great for the price, but make sure you measure your case. Sticks out about 6 3/4 inches from the motherboard with the fan installed.
Summary: I bought this massive heat sink for use in an experimental 500 watt RF amplifier. I had to grind the convex heat sink base plate flat to fit the transistors correctly, but that was a fairly simple task. I mounted the transistors to the heat sink with a "C" shaped clamp I fabricated for the purpose. It works extremely well. My initial seat-of-the pants test of the HR-02 was to use a small propane torch pointed against the bottom of the heat sink.
Summary: I am not overclocking or running the fan at high speeds. I just wanted a quiet computer. I tried one of the heavy duty corsair water coolers but it made too much noise for me and I wanted another option. The Macho has been a great alternative. It runs quiet and my temperatures are much better than my stock cooler. I do not have a very large case but it fits fine.
Summary: A CPU cooler that doesn't dissappoint in any respect. 140mm fan is dead quiet, it's massive size gives your custom, high-performance build its deserved looks. The endcaps of 6 heatpipes at the top have a race-car-engine character and look awesome through a clear side-panel window and illumination. Plan on getting low-profile RAM sticks for most motherboards, as there's lots of potential for overhang.
Summary: After finally upgrading to a 2500K, it was apparent very quickly that I needed to upgrade the heatsink, as the stock one was unable to even run at stock settings under full load. After looking around, I found a review on HardOCP of this heatsink and the immense value it provides for the money. The install is a bit laborious, but once installed, it runs fantastic. It's dead silent and cools great. Everything I wanted.
Excerpt: Жалуются на крепление - смешно. Снимите материнку. Уделите 5 минут инструкции. Воспользуйтесь отвёрткой в комплекте. У меня вся сборка от момента выключения коспьбтера до момента включения заняла полчаса. Всё на винтах, всё надёжно. Толстенные стальные бэкплейт и пластина вентилятора - всё легко стыкуется, вкручивается и завинчивается.
Excerpt: Поставил себе вчера этот кулер на свой 4670К. Температура в простое 33 градуса, с боксовым кулером было где-то 45-48. Вентиллятор встал впритык к боковой стенке корпуса Zalman Z9 (повезло), ещё бы немного и корпус бы не закрылся. Перед покупкой советую внимательно присмотреться к размерам своего корпуса. Процесс установки достаточно простой для кулера такого уровня, но время всё же потратить пришлось.