Summary: First experience of using a zalman product and i am more than satisfied! This cooler is simply a monster! the fan mate controller is really cool! as is the bottle of thermal grease (this made me happy, as most companies give you a packet of it, which is murder to apply) with a little applicator brush! this was my choice to keep my new AMD 1090t cool, and it does the job well!
Summary: Ive built over 600 systems and for air cooling this is my favorite. I have used the same unit running 24/7 in my cm stacker for years just updating cpu/mainboard every year or so. Amd or Intel 775 has adapter for both. WELL WORTH THE MONEY!
Pros: built like a swiss watch, silent, dropped 10 degrees from stock fan. RUNS FOR YEARS
Cons: heavy, not for small cases. CHECK DIMENSIONS FOR ADEQUATE SPACE.
Summary: Bought this cooler in a last ditch attempt to cool down my cpu, tried alot of other coolers but this is certainly one of the best. Have an old E4300 overclocked from 1.8ghz overclocked to 3.6 at the temps never go over 60C, on silent mode, never over 52c at half speed. This cooler is huge, make sure you've got a big enough case to mount it in :) Easy installation & Zalman build quality, just get this & you'll be sorted!
Summary: Very easy installation, and i've been putting PC's together since early 90's. This thing is a monster, it amazed me how big it was, but don't let that put you off, runs nice and quiet too (just don't expect it to fit in a small case, it won't). Highly recommend one!!!
Summary: OK it is big and was a bit of a tight fit, but it works so well. Operating temperature of well overclocked processor whilst running Crysis at full whack: 24C! The Fan Mate it comes with is actually very useful, giving full manual control of fan speed.