Excerpt: Extremely slim and an exceptional option for these needing to replace the stock heatsink/fan with a thing not as tall (like an HTPC).Quite nice building.Quiet operation. None seriously. Newegg has this item listed incorrectly. It comes with an 80mm fan and not 92mm per the specs tab. The name of the item also lists 92mm.Don't count on cooling substantially less than stock heatsink/fan.
Excerpt: smaller size. Purchased it to replace the stock heatsink in a small form issue Computer i purchased for affordable. This was one of my only selections to replace the stock cooling on a computer that was getting dangerously hot when under load. Along with the perform on airflow, this cooler offered Important temperature decrease from the stock cooler (which was a total peice of garbage) of 10-15c. the fan. The fan seems unbalanced and is making a shudder noise.
Excerpt: Extremely slim.I got this for the M4A88T-I motherboard. (Not intended for am3, made my own brackets.) Tested with a 95w 955 be and a rexus slim 80mm fan. Kept at 54c, quite fantastic for a slim. Undervolting I now have it at 39c. I am impressed with the overall performance of such a modest heatsink, worth the obtain if space is a concern. Appears a bit pricey for getting so tiny, but it does the job it is created to.
Excerpt: 4 pin connection, secure fastening Needs removal of Motherboard After destroying the fan/cooler that came with my CPU. I replaced it with a three pin Thermaltake MR-2 purchased from a local personal computer retailer. It sounded like a leaf blower. The slim X-3 is 4-pin and runs at a speed that makes it whisper quiet although keepings the CPU at a cool 34 degrees C.
Excerpt: Modestquieter than the stock coolerkeeps the processor coolIt match perfectly into the incredibly small case I chose to usePWM keeps the fan speed low unless necessary A bit louder than some when the fan speed is higherSeems like it might be uncomplicated to overtighten and harm the motherboard Working with it in an really modest case in a HTPC
Excerpt: Great Price tag for HTPC cooler. This bad boy keeps my Sandy Bridge 2100 3.1g idle at 34c (depeding on load and ambient temperature). FYI the mount bracket for 1156 socket are the same slot utilised for 1155 socket mobo. (If you currently 1156 CPU cooler, that cooler will function with any 1155 socket mobo) I'd only use this CPU cooler for low wattage dual core cpu only. I advise a larger cooler, far more heat pipes for quad core with 95 watts and above.
Excerpt: Sitting on a core i3 560 (es) gets to about 80c with the chipʄghz and in a mini itx case. Not terrible for a low profile cooler. Fan retention mechanism kinda sucks if you want to swap fans for a thicker one.
Excerpt: Stock cooler can't fit/work in this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133093. This cooler performs greater than stock after I replaced the fan that came with it. The included fan doesn't give the required cfm. This fan has much better cfm even though nonetheless giving me adequate clearance: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103071 I replaced the integrated fan with an 80mm.