Summary: -Excellent cooler -price point a little high for expected performance, (Silver arrow or Noctua dh-14 will outperform) -Aesthetically pleasing - Not worth the high msrp but cools incredibly
Pros: Great thermal performance, The polished lower surface and Adjustable surface pressure serve to greatly reduce thermal resistance across the gap, making thermal paste performance less of an issue than other, non-polished, coolers.
The Fins and sharp edges are designed to create turbulent air flow...
Cons: -LARGE, will cover one ram slot on 1155 board if fan is facing the ram
-Requires backing plate on board to hold increased mounting pressure (Requires removal of motherboard unless your case is designed for back-plate install)
Pros: Does what its meant to do!
, its not loud at all
, Reduced my corei5 760 stock temps of 45 idl to 30 idle
, and my stock load temps of 70 to 50
, once oc'd to 4ghz keeps a idle of 38 and a load of 58
Cons: takes a few minutes to mount but so does
, any other cooler
Summary: On the whole, one good cooler for overclockers
Pros: This is one massive heatsink, the fan is quite fast, easy to change sides with, very effective, brought down my q6600 oc at 3.31 temps from 68 to 52 under load, superior packing material, does not come with the loonie.
Cons: A little hard to fit, on motherboards with phase changing PVM and capacitors, it gets hard to turn the screws effectively, took about 20 minutes to put it together