Summary: Usually sits on top of first stick of ram if you use thicker fans. The 48 watt deltas worked and fit just the same, though 250CFM seemed to not make a difference compared to the stock fans after 80 degrees. Would easily cool below 65 degrees @4.8GHZ (no voltage increase) to the 2600k 4.4 on the haswell yields about 84 degrees Ended up just using it on my 2nd machine and goin watercooled for the Haswell 4770k. It really does need it if you're overclocking.
Summary: The fan is really nice! Don't forget that it has an optional second fan for dual cooling. However, it is so big, it extends over my RAM slots. So unless I remove one of the fans, I won't be able to move up to 32 GB of ram.. :( Only 16 GB at max, with two 8 GB. Oh well, I don't mind the size because I shouldn't really need anything more than 16GB of ram anyways..
Athlon II x6 1055t went from 57 degrees @ idle to 42
clark Schmidtke, Amazon
1 May 2013
Summary: As the title says, I had a stock cooler on my Athlon II x6 1055t and my idle temps went from 57 (idle) and 61 (heavy load) to 42 (idle) 45 (heavy load). The fans on the unit are only turned up halfway. I haven't over clocked it yet. will update review when I do. All of the reviews say this thing is super big and I'll say it too... the thing is massive, it's about twice as big as my stock heatsink. Make sure you have the room.
Summary: Dropped temperatures from mid 60s to low 50s under the heaviest of loads and probably a 40% drop in noise compared to OEM Intel coolers. Comes with everything you need to install and detailed instructions. As long as you have room for the height it is unlikely this will not fit although you might find it tight or unable to use both fans. My only issue is it is a 3pin system so you have to use dials to control the speed.
Summary: Very nice heat sync, has one fan on ether side but you can disconnect ether side if you don't need both. Each fan has a independent speed control nob attached to the power cable so very nice. The fans are very large and at a lower speed (around 20% I think) they're hardly audible They look to be about 120mm fans. Only down side is it's very Tall, It didn't fit very well inside my mid size case.
Summary: Large cooler, will probably block tall ram, make sure the width will no go over them before buying. My G.Skill Ripjaws just barely fit. Fans are both 3 pin? I read up on this first and was not mentioned in either of the pro reviews I read. ALL CPU fans should be 4 pin - allows much more control over them. I already had a fan controller so not a big deal to me.