Summary: Bought this when it had a 20.00 rebate attached to it. Keeps my i5 3570k @ 4.3 ghz cool: About 81c under load(Prime95), and much lower than that in everyday use. Installs very easily and comes with all the mounting hardware for pretty much any socket you can think of. Much easier to install than, say a Hyper 212+. NO RAGRATS.
Very effective for the price. If not overclocking, this is all the cooler you should need.
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is the first non-stock cooler I've ever bought, and I have to admit, I'm very impressed. Bought this because my CPU was running incredibly hot under load (80+C). Even had a couple forced shutdowns when it peaked 90C. Installed this cooler and haven't been able to get my temps above 60C. Average temp under load dropped a whopping 30C from 80C to 50C. Idle temps stay in the 30's and even drop into the mid to low 20's on occasion.
Summary: Oh man... I seriously love this cooler. I don't use it on my processor I5-2500k anymore since I got a liquid cooler on it now, but I was amazed by the durability and performance of this one. Pros: - Kept my CPU cooled by about 5C unlike the stock. - It kept up with my processor when it was Overclocked. - Great price and quick shipping.
Summary: Especially easy install for AMD processors. Lift off the old one and set the new one in it's place. Tighten the adjustment screws and you all all done. Lowered the temp of my quad-4 AMD chip a full 10 degrees, from 50 C to 40 C standard running temp. I guess it is best for over-clockers but works great on a normal clocked CPU (even includes the heat sink compound). I'm happy.
Summary: Installation was pretty easy. Its fairly large, but I was able to install with only needing to remove my video card to get enough space to tighten the screws without worrying about damaging the components. So far no louder than my original intel stock fan. Cooling is very impressive. Either the intel cooler is completely worthless or this thing is amazing. I went from peak temps of 104c to 47c. My i5 3550 idles and does normal web surfing stuff at aroun 30c now, vs 60c.
Excerpt: i was a bit skeptical but it performs bery good. quite surprised. i'm using this to cool an AMD dual core and idle temps are 33C. i mainly use the computer as a file server and sureveillance machine running 24/7. definitely going to buy one especially if you have small cramped spaces.
Summary: Works really well is incredibly quiet compared to amd stock, and just hooked on to the standard amd mount brackets and locked into place, even under cpu intense loads temperature on the processor never exceed 44 degrees, perfect after market cooler in my opinion
Summary: I installed this on an a10-6800k and it works amazingly. I am seeing a near 10 degree drop in temps. I was hesitant because of the price but it does work very well and the install was easy enough.
Summary: Works. Not loud. Have it for over 3 or 4 months now, runs without any problems. On small ATX will overhang your first memory slot if you want to blow air out to a power supply fan, that is on top.
Summary: Really good cooler for the price. Really quiet for the price. One thing a bit awkward was that it really didn't change idle temps, in fact I was idling at around 38 C vs 36 C with the stock AMD Cooler with the FX 8320 processor, but that might have something to do with the way I applied the thermal paste. However the real noticeable change was under load, where the cooler managed to keep the processor under 60 C most of the time.