Summary: Thermaltake as a company banks on brand name sometimes, but they do make coolers that are competitive in the price/value/performance arenas. I think my experience may not be indicative of what you'd get for this unit in general either (wrong orientation disadvantage, fan noise might have been a defect, fan death was definitely a defect).
Pros: I am not able to think of a single item that can be filed under 'Pro' for this heatsink that is not provided by other products in a similar price class - even by the same company. I don't think this is a failure of Thermaltake, rather just a failure of this product in my situation.
Cons: I used this heatsink with a SilverStone RAVEN RV02B-EW case, which uses an unusual design: the rear of the motherboard, which normally points out the rear end of the case, instead points out the top end of the case, with hot air venting directly upward. When this heatsink was oriented in this position, this resulted in an annoying, obnoxious rattling noise from the snap-on fan enclosure that didn't exist if the motherboard was oriented normal style or laid flat (it wa...
Summary: Well I bought this because it was so powerful and would keep my cpu cool. It doesn't and I should have brought a cheaper more effective cpu. What a waste of money. Now if I want to send it back i can enjoy weeks without a pc as you need cpu cooler to run pc. Awesome. I love Capitalism.
Summary: Although i'm sure that this is a very good and effective heat sink for any performance nut, one thing you need to absolutely, positively make sure that this device will fit well in your computer case. Honestly i think this product was intended for full sized and 4x4 cases only. Amazon falls to give dimensions on just how big this product really is and unless you take the time to venture to other sites and find one not giving them in metric units you'll see that this heat...
Summary: I install like the manual said every thing ok, after 6 months I noticed a litle noise in the fan so I checked and I saw a broked screw, thx God my I7 still alive, i will fix making a new screw in the future. Thermalmake our compure are not toys, so please make the things with the best quality snd try not to save some dollar for your pocket making bad quality stuff.
Summary: if you're going with the 2011 socket, get a corsair or intel water cooler for cpu for the same price and get the 2011 socket hardware from the manufacturer, it will be well worth the wait and give you more piece of mind when you spend good money on a cpu.
Pros: two mammoth fans, easy to install and control, provides good cooling.
Cons: DOES NOT COME WITH SOCKET 2011 HARDWARE, if you buy this you will need to order it from thermaltake directly, it's at no cost, aside from the convenience, and thermaltake will only ship ground to you. Even after getting the 2011 socket hardware it fits a bit poorly and leans when you have your case sitting upright, and this thing is savagely loud. This cooler is also so large that if you have more than 4 sticks of ram on a 2011 socket you won't be able to fit them int...
Summary: I ended up going with a Corsair H80 liquid cooling. You'd think since it's liquid it's harder to install, but it was much easier and more effective than this junk. I'll be RMAing this.
Pros: -Plastic is removable..?
Cons: -Too big - had to remove TWO sticks of DDR3. -Is "technically" compatible with LG2011, but it's horrible. The instructions for LGA2011 are completely vague, read next point. -The instruction manual doesn't include LGA2011. They were too lazy to include it. Instead they added another mere paper full of useless instructions that was supposedly for "LGA2011". -The title suggests this cooler is great for overclocking, which implies it's even better for stock clocking. How...
Summary: This is a very big cooler, bigger than the Original Frio. my dilemma is, HUGE heatsink that cover 3 ram slots! and i have a low profile rams with a small heatspreaders there was a contact and i couldn't put any pressure on the cooler screws!
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