Summary: If by some miracle, your Mobo and RAM slots have the space requirements needed for this big of a cooler then by all means get it. It does its job well enough.
Pros: I have an i7 4770k overclocked to 4 GHz, and it never gets above 50 degrees Celsius. It does its job. That's the only reason I gave this more than 1 egg.
Cons: WAY TOO LARGE. On my Z87 GD65 Gaming Mobo, I can only use the DIMM3 and DIMM4 Ram slots. This means that I can't take advantage of dual channel memory by having my sticks in DIMM2 and DIMM4. Also, forget about using 4 sticks of RAM; there isn't enough room for them. As a result of all this, this ...
Summary: The CPU cooler is a perfectly nice design. I am getting about 43°C-51°C (avg 45°C) on a Core i7-3930K (fan at ~1237 RPMs) vcore 1.208V/1.232V avg/max with no overclocking in an idle state. Running Prime95 using In-place large FFTs I plateau at about 79°C max. Over all 6 cores I get approx.
Pros: * Attractive design * Expected heat dissipation * Quiet * Rubber mounts make it easier to seat the fan when tightly packed next to RAM
Cons: * Missing parts * No reply from customer support
Summary: Setup: Asus IV Rampage Intel Core i7-3930K ATI Gigabyte Radeon 7970 Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 The Frio sounds nice on paper. Reality is a bit different. I am getting about 43°C-51°C (avg 45°C) on a Core i7-3930K (fan at ~1237 RPMs) vcore 1.208V/1.232V avg/max with no overclocking in an idle state.
Pros: It looks nice. Not too loud.
Cons: Didn't ship with all CPU mounts, massive size, runs a little warm despite reseating and trying two types of thermal paste (AS-5 & IC Diamond)
Summary: Really should slap a warning on this product "Might not fit all cases, motherboards..." and "requires 7.5" case width minimum." It is a nice made heatsink no doubt... shame it didn't work with my rig. RMA'd. YOU WILL NEED AT LEAST A 7.5" WIDE CASE TO USE THIS HEATSINK!!!
Pros: Massive size, good reviews, videos on youtube show drastic heat sapping ability.
Cons: Massive size.. 6.5" tall and is also quite wide... would not seat properly on my motherboard or processor. I ended up opting to stick with the stock AMD FX cooler until I locate a TRUE universal heatsink. If you're getting a GIGABYTE GA-990FXA then avoid this heatsink since it will not clear the ...