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
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
Summary: I bought this to put in my server case but it didn't fit. I changed my system over to this case since I several and it fit well on my desk. I use it with the top off the case. Its about 5mm to tall. I have to learn to measure better. I found it to be easy to install and seems to built good. I am not going to overclock so it keeps the CPU at a good temp. and is fairly quiet. When on sale for $18.99 with a $10 mail in rebate makes it even better.
Pros: Price when on sale, Build quality, Easy of installation
Summary: When this product is on sale, it's a no-brainer. The Hyper 212 seems better if this is at full price ($30). But if there's a sale on this BUY IT. CPU: AMD Phenom II 965 w 3.4 GHz 1.344 vcore (reading in CPU-Z) Stock Cooler: Idle 36-38 C, Load 55 C(also quite noisy) CNPS10X: Idles damn near room temperature, Load 39-40 C Couple of things, I've been testing at full load for around half an hour and the fan speed hasn't changed at all. It doesn't need to, in other words.
Pros: Very impressive performance, outstanding value when on sale. So much better than stock AMD cooler.
Summary: So i bought this heatsink to replace my Antec Shelf khuler which for me, was noisy. After installing it( about 30min or less ) , i noticed about 6 degres cooler and a lot more QUIETER! finally i have found my heatsink. I want to thank ncix for the deal. If you want a really quiet heatsink n a good one, this is it !
Pros: -Really Quiet, -Cools really well, -not too big, -got it for 15$ after MIR
Summary: Ordered it because its essentially the same design as a coolermaster 212, but the specs are a few mm shorter. Great news for budget cases like Fractal Core 1000. Both combined cost around $55; more money for CPU or GPU.