Summary: Very good value for the money, long lasting, and may fit different case designs where others do not.
Pros: Has lasted nearly 5 years cooling an overclocked dual core with no sign of any noise from the fan bearings. Unique shape may fit in some places where other designs do not. Comes with a nice variable control dial that allows you to set the desired speed in case your motherboard doesnt have fan control.
Cons: Has a larger width than some fan designs, make sure it will clear
Summary: This is a great cooler for the price. The included FAN MATE 2 controller is useful for adjusting the speed of the fan. My motherboard temps dropped by 10 degrees on average. The drop in temperature on the processor was noticeable but not as much as I expected. This is definitely worth getting for Socket 478 and AMD-equivalent CPUs; Core 2 Duos and quads may need something "stronger".
Pros: Solid copper cooler with excellent fan. Blue LEDs are nice touch.
Cons: LEDs could be brighter. Heavy; no PC should be moved once this cooler is installed.
Summary: I found this fan to be very impressive in its ability to cool my Athlon XP 3200+ with minimal fan speed. This cooler is very large and very heavy. If you plan to purchase this fan make sure you check your motherboards layout to see if it will fit.
Pros: Great cooling ability, looks really cool, all cooper
Cons: Very heavy, very large, must remove motherboard to install
Summary: Someone else commented that you have to use a lot of FORCE when you screw the thing down on your mobo; don't doubt it. All the while I wondered if I was going to break something! Proceed slowly and firmly and you'll be alright. Personally, I only saw about a 6 degree Celsius improvement over the stock HS&F. Then again, I bought it for how COOL it looks inside my (matching) blue, transparent, UV reactive case.
Pros: It COOLS your cpu. It makes your cpu look COOL!
Cons: Heavy, blue LED is WEAK compared to my Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Ultra TCL. CHECK THE SPECS on the mfg's website to make sure you have enough clearance on all sides. Must be screwed down HARD.
Summary: This fan is awesome! It comes with everything needed for installation, good instructions, and it looks and runs flawlessly. I had no problems installing this fan on my epox 9npa+ultra. It keeps my amd64 3700+ very cool. I've done some oc and it hasnt shown any sign of strain to keep my temps low. and it creates a nice breeze over my RAM.
Pros: Easy installation quiet operation great performance looks great nice led
Cons: it comes with thermal compound but its not Arctic Silver5
Summary: I got the product from zzf. The product weight about 1 lb, that's gonna be a heavy load for motherboard. You need some force (strong) to install that on the motherboard. The stuff is very quite, I could sleep with it - I am sensitive to sound though. However, on my ASUS A8NE motherboard with AMD operon 165 CPU, it is only arround 1500rpm, and the CPU temp is about 43C, it is acceptable, but not that good, even I used the $12 arctic silver as the conductor.
Pros: Very quited, compared with dell dimension system
Summary: This cooler is quiet depending on fan speed. The aluminum and copper helps make it lighter. Installation was straightforward. This is a good product. Check the Zalman site for motherboard compatibility.
Pros: Copper, performance, ease of installation, quiet, fan speed controller blue led
Summary: This cooler is a huge improvement over my Thermaltake Volcano 11+. It is much quieter, and cools my CPU even more. After installation my motherboard temps dropped a little, as the design cools not only the CPU but it pushes air over the motherboard space surrounding the CPU. It also pushes air over my video card's heatsinks (I have the Zalman design cooler on my GPU also). The weight isn't so much that it will damage your motherboard over time.
Pros: Price, performance, relative silence.
Cons: Weight reduces portability (bumpy car rides are ill advised).
Summary: My original hinksink die on me so I replace with this zalman cooler. It doesn keep tem down compare to amd's original hinksink. My PS and case fans both have blue led so this one one match them perfectly. Kind of trouble that I have to replace the original cpu plate. Also, it is kind of big so make sure that your motherboard can fit it. Overall, this is a pretty good hinksink.
Pros: Cool design, all cooper, blue len fan, fan controller.
Cons: Have to replace the original cpu plate. BIG. Pricy