Summary: For the money, it's a great product! With it's ball bearing fan, it's quiet and performs well. Not bad for a "mid" range CPU fan that definitely lasts longer that the Thermalake brand. Thanks to Walmart, you can purchase this for $10 less than other on-line stores can offer.
Summary: This cooler has a nice big and reasonably quite fan and a good sized aluminum heat sink. It is a pretty big unit, so it may not be suitable for smaller boards. The locking mechanism is not the greatest. The bottom of the heat sink itself is not well finished-downright rough for a heat sink. I'm going to sand it down a bit with some very fine sandpaper. A good design with less than great materials and finish. Decent for the money.
Summary: Lots of coolness missing from this cooler. Only thing up to date is the fan design. The noise levels are labeled as silent. Thermaltake indicates on the box it only puts out 16dba. Amazing. But, definately not an overclocking cooler. No copper, just aluminum. The fan is very large with a full 92mm coverage. Great for the AMD crowd, just not an Intel cooler.
Summary: Notice that this heatsink's main priority is silence and because of that it's performance in the cooling departement is nothing amazing. It's cooling capabilities are around the same as the OEM cooler shipped with AMD, unless if we're talking about the one with heatpipes. It is compact and lightweight because of its aluminium build and features a 92MM fan on top. A note-worthy feature on this heatsink is that it offers a 6 years warranty.
Summary: Installed OK and was very quiet. Did a good job of cooling my athlon 3400 CPU. Fan error came up when I booted because the RPM was so low but I corrected that by changing bios fan speed setting to 'ignore'.
Summary: You can't find a better value in a CPU cooler. I haven't found anything that tops this unit in the low noise category. I've purchased eight of these and have been very satisfied with their quite operation (mfg spec 17db) and quality of construction.
Summary: Wer sich ein PC-System selbst zusammenschraubt steht immer wieder vor der Frage nach der effizientesten Kühlung für die CPU. Diese Kühler, meist schon kombiniert mit einem passenden Lüfter, sollen die Temperatur der CPU so gering wie möglich halten. Sehr leistungsfähige Kühlsysteme kosten hier schnell einmal Beträge jenseits der 50 Euro Grenze. Solche Kühlboliden sind natürlich das non plus ultra und stellen somit die Oberklasse dar.
Pros: günstig, recht gute Kühlleistung, sehr leise