Switched from stock cooler to this bad boy, and I can't hear a thing anymore
Xavier H., Amazon
11 March 2015
Summary: I was having problems with keeping the noise down in my box, and it wasn't my graphics card. Switched from stock cooler to this bad boy, and I can't hear a thing anymore! Works great and very easy to install.
Summary: P4 3.0 Prescott as a WHS. The original ten dollar heat sink/fan I bought 3 years ago was so loud! This is awesome! I went ahead and used the thermal grease it came with and my temps are in the mid 30's idle according to the bios and everest ultimate.
Pros: Quiet! Finally!! The Fan Controller is very nice too. The controller comes with a sticky pad that you can use to stick anywhere.
Summary: A solid alternative to the AMD stock HSF. Seems to provide decent overclocking headroom. Your mileage will vary depending on your CPU.
Pros: Keeps things nice and cool. Reasonably priced. Quiet enough. Busted an extra 500 MHz out of my Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester and has been running at that speed for about a year with no issues. I've never had to make any adjustments to the HSF after the initial installation.
Cons: Kinda big, but that's only an issue if you have a cramped case (still, there are definitely some much larger HSFs out there).