Pros: Oh my, where do I start? This is my first aftermarket cooler I've ever installed and it was a lot easier than I was expecting. Very quick and painless.
Cons: The only con I can give this is that I wouldn't be able to use all 4 of my memory slots. The one closest to the CPU would be in the way of this cooler. If I needed that slot, I'd have to buy some very low-profile RAM. That's a no issue for me, I'm running with two 4gig sticks.
Summary: Got it at 13$ after MIR so I'm pretty satisfied for the performance/price. The installation is not too hard but the back plate mounting could be better. It's a little big for my motherboard (Gigabyte Sniper M3) as the fan is touching the first DIMM.
Pros: Cheap, Performance/Price
Cons: Mounting system could be better, The fan is touching the RAM
Summary: I would definitely recommend this fan as it dropped cooling down on an AMD X3 chip by 10 degrees. System was running at 47 degrees with the stock fan but as soon as I switched it to Zalman's copper cooling solution the system is now running at 36 to 37 degrees after several hours.
Pros: Great cooling for the price
Cons: A little difficult to install / Take your time!
Summary: Bought this for 14.99 after MIR and at that price you can't go wrong. I don't like the fact that Zalman MIR are prepaid credit card. I prefer a check. The installation was easy for a LG1155 socket. But be sure to have an open area in your case to see the back of your motherboard unless you want to remove everything to do the installation.
Pros: Low price, 120mm fan with low noise, easy installation, well package.
Cons: Little Big (be sure you have enough room), Mail In Rebate
Pros: It was very cheap at $10. Similar design to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which I have in my other PC (3770k OC to 4.5 GHz). The fan is very nice and is one of the nicest fans I have ever owned. It is extremely quiet, can't even tell it is on unless you look at it. The heat sink is well made. The base has a similar finish to the Hyper 212 Plus, which is not as refined as the 212 Evo, but still has smooth direct contact heat pipes. It fit (barely by height) in my HP...
Cons: Although the product is well made, it does have a few design flaws. The clips that hold the fan on are annoying and flimsy. It looks like they just took a couple paper clips and straightened them out to make the clips. Look at the the 3rd pic on the product page of the profile view. The CLIP IS COMING OFF ON THE BOTTOM! But, then again, they installed the fan with the wires coming out the top which is not how I (or 90% of PC builders/modders) would have done it so who...
Summary: ordered this cooler and I'm quite happy with it this is definitely one of the better mounting systems you can use unfortunately you have to remove the motherboard to install this cooler. the good thing about this is the cooler is very well secured and will never fall off accidentally and will have good mounting pressure to your CPU giving that little extra cooling.
Pros: Good Price, Good cooling, Quiet fan operation, Good solid mounting system
Cons: Can be difficult to mount, may be too large for some cases, may block RAM slots
Pros: my phenom ii 965 was running a bit hot, so I swapped out the stock cooler for this one and dropped 19 degrees C with fans on low and 22 with fans on high. obviously a HUGE improvement. although part of this is likely due to better thermal paste application. Overall, very happy with my investment. cant beat it at $10 after rebate.
Cons: installation was a bit of pain as I had to dismantle my rig so I could put the backplate on my MOBO. be aware that you will need to get behind your motherboard for the installation. the directions are a bit confusing as some people pointed out. took an egg off for installation and the directions.
Pros: Quick shipping from Newegg as usual. The cooler itself is performing great. It is definitely large, but it fits fine in my relatively small case. It comes with one fan and extra clips to attach a second one if you want to configure push and pull.
Cons: If you have the fan set to push heat towards the rear of your case, the fan might block your first DIMM slot.