Cons: Failed on me after 3 years. And they only carry a 1 year warranty. Just a word of caution. If you must have an All In One water cooling solution go with Corsair or some other company that stands behind their product with at least a 3 year warranty. I'm switching to a Noctua NH-D15 (air cooled w/ ...
Summary: Overall I've been very satisfied with this product and would purchase it again. It won't knock your socks off, but it does its job and it does it well for a very affordable price.
Pros: Using to cool my i7-3770k which is at 4.6Ghz. Temps never get out of hand and I've been running the CPU for 3 years now, so the heat hasn't destroyed it. Temps under load are usually in the 60C-80C range, and under max Prime95 testing I don't believe I ever saw temps above ~85C
Cons: I'd like to have better cooling performance, but I believe I got what I paid for. I also made sure to replace the cheap fans that come with this model with some Corsair quiet SP120 fans in order to cut down on the noise a bit.
Summary: I used to have a great deal of respect for Thermaltake. I will never buy any of their products again.
Pros: Cools well when new.
Cons: Low quality coolant caused a coolant flow failure and damaged my cpu due to fungus growing in it's "closed system". I expected way more than the paltry 1 1/2 years of service I got from this poorly assembled product. The radiator/reservoir was full but plugged with fungus. Obviously an anti-fungi...
Pros: Easy to Install, 5-10 tops even if you don't know what you're doing ( after figuring out which screws go where) Software is easy to use Dual fans are super quiet & efficient I purchased this for my AMD 8-core processor, I would highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to blow dust onto thei...
Cons: The radiator is massive so it's not ideal for someone with limited space. If you have the space to put it, I highly recommend this cooler
Summary: The radiator on this unit is very thick. Make sure this fits in your case before buying!
Pros: Super efficient cooler. Fans are surprisingly efficient and provide good performance with low noise. Download the latest software to take control the unit. Easy to use and well designed software. Installation process easier than the one use with the Corsair H100 Silent profile is... silent! Silen...
Cons: On medium and High profile a strident noise become audible. Since I don't need run the cooler at these profiles it doesn't matter much. Still, I just hope that this isn't a bad sign.
Summary: I bought this unit for my new build in December 2012 on super sale for $79 after rebate. it is cooling a AMD 8350. It cools the cpu off effortlessly on the silent setting. The software was easy to install and set up.
Pros: Very quiet on low and quiet on medium speeds. Hi speed Gets the job done but is a little noisy. Automatically adjusts performance in relation to liquid temp. Has never ramped past 30%.
Summary: The software says it can't detect any fans.
Pros: Silent as the grave. I thought it was broken when I first turned on the machine. It sits inside the CM Haf Full Tower, on an Asus Crosshair V Formula Z MB.
Cons: Even the longer fasteners were too short. I had a lot of trouble getting the first threads of each to grab on. As such, there's a slight wobble on the pump. I may have to go to a hardware store and find some longer bolts and compatible nuts.
Summary: Despite the software issues, and it being thick, I am really impressed by the cooling capabilities it has. I have always run air cooling this was the first water cooling i have ever done. Would get for another PC just will need to make sure not to get a Asus motherboard to use with it.
Pros: I really do like the closed loop and performance on this water cooling. It is keeping the proccessor it is on down around 20 degrees celsius. It's really easy to install.
Cons: It's thicker than some of the other options available. The software was giving me issues off the disk did have to go to the website to get the software working. It also occasionally has a bad time with displaying the current tempature of the proccessor.