Summary: I'm really glad that Thermalright made newer revisions of mounting kits to support newer platforms (and older ones in the case of 754/939). It's nice to know that if when I'm swapping my heatsink to a different platform and I don't have a mounting kit for the given platform on hand, I can probably...
Pros: Destroys the CNPS8700, CNPS9500, CNPS9700, Tuniq Tower 120, AMD and Intel stock coolers, and basically everything else I've compared it against. It was a good 5-6°C cooler than a Phanteks PH-TC14PE, when tested with the same fans on both heatsinks. I have used this heatsink on a lot of different ...
Cons: Wire fan clips require a bit of fiddling to attach, and have a tendency to fall off if you put them on before you mount the heatsink to the processor/board. Original AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ bracket is difficult to mount with and can only mount in one direction, thankfully the second revision of the AM2...
Pros: I was getting 100c at 1.55 volts on my 2600k on the hyper212+. I thought I installed it wrong, but I made it as tight as physically possible, even used the side of my case additional pressure, and laid the case on its side and still didn't help. The thermalright ultra 120 extreme at the same sett...
Cons: the mounting system sucks, but you can buy the vx vtk II and it fixes it. 20$ well spent
Summary: Bring it back neweGG!!!!! The best i7 cooler made!
Pros: Best cooler made! This is the 3rd update, see my posts when this cooler first came out. As we all know TR modded the mounting systems. As i noted early, but not well known the hs is dished for better cooling. The new 1366 brackets make this the best i7 cooler made!
Cons: You must addd more compound due to dish design and make sure you contacts well. You need extra pressure to get the full benfit. WSZ uses these for systems at 4.2ghz for air cooled qx9650 and we get 60-65c temps at full load. Bending the mounting arms helped the old mounts then new mounts work out...
Summary: I have the air shooting straight through this and into my PSU fan, then out. Other words air going up and taking a hard left, it helps out. Lost the rubber strips to sit the fan in, it makes no difference though. I also slightly bended the clamp to "hug" the heat sink more.
Pros: solid, fins don't actually bend, unlike other coolers 34 C - 45 C range, gets a bit hot in my room at night with 4 computers running all day I took my time putting it in, packaging is simple and nice.
Cons: the process of adding the fan with the clips had me for 10 mins.
Summary: If you have invested this much in a heat sink, buy the good heat sink compound, don't use what was included. I don't see why cheap compound was included with a top of the line "air" heatsink. Make sure you have the room, this thing is tall. Read the directions online and in the manual first.
Pros: This things cools like no other (on air) Yes it is tricky to install. I installed it with the MOBO in my case (Cool Master COSMOS 1000), I got several cuts on my hands until I read the statement "Install with MOBO out of case and supported from behind". O.K. I was the NOOB on that one. But I stul...
Cons: Difficult to install if you do not read the directions on the website. Comes in a plain ugly cardboard box Comes with so-so heatsink compound
Summary: It's big. Just make sure you have plenty of space. Also, if you don't want to attach a fan, make sure you have plenty of airflow. My setup: Antec 900 with E8400 CPU. Scythe 120mm fan. As always, Newegg rocks!
Pros: Will work nicely and keep your CPU cool under load without a fan. I tried both (w/fan & w/o) and the difference is ~5C.
Cons: This will turn on the CPU, but as long as you don't keep moving your case around alot, it's not a major factor. At first, I almost gave up on the fan clips, but I eventually figured it out. It is a bit tricky.
Summary: Lowered my CPU temps by ~18C! People claiming you need an S clip for an AM2 board, its not all AM2 boards. I have an M2n32-sli and it faces the back of the case like normal. the included instructions went straight to the trash. Google yourself some guides.
Pros: WORKS Comes with really intuitive fan mount brackets Nice smooth finish on contact surface
The BEST cpu cooler on are...BUT know what you're doing.
ELLISON N., Newegg
19 June 2008
Summary: I've tried the Zalman 9700, Asus Silent Knight, Asus Silent Square, and Thermaltake Orb 2. This cooler beats them all. IMO, it's the BEST cooler on air. Can't take my word for it? Look for the reviews on Tom's Hardware and Anandtech.
Pros: Equipped with Silenx fan, this keeps my Intel QX9650 (4.0Ghz O'cd) at under 40C... Sturdy workmanship... Lots of heatpipes... Always cool to the touch, even after a couple of hours of gaming.
Cons: Whiny noobs who didn't know how to install this properly, and then vent on newegg. Yes, the fan clips are a bit flimsy. But I hooked them on just fine. The only disappointment I had was that I couldn't couple this cooler with an IFX-10 on my Nvidia 790i. The mobo has bolts in the back which block...