Summary: I took little doing to get every thing right from tear down to up and back running it took 2 hours. The Zalman 7000 replaced my Old Artic pro 64. Would do it again but you have to mod the mounting brackets to get it to work. Theres NO way the Bracket Zalman send you for AMD will work.
Pros: Fit very Good Cools great AMD 5400 O/C 8% runs at 33 C, Clears ram slots not to big and bulky. Clears the Asus M32N SLI heatpipes no bending or cutting, the cooper fins on the Zalman go's good with the cooper heat pipes on the M/B.
Cons: Had to Mod the mounting brackets to get it to work end up using the Intel P-4 Brackets due to to mounts on the M/B (Used the Stock mounting Back Bracket for the M/B) had to Pick up new holes cut and some grinding down the Zalman Bracket to get it to work.
Pros: Finally got the CPU temp in my kid's gaming rig to drop below 50C with an extreme 3 GHZ P4 and not have to listen to all the high temp alarms
Cons: I dropped this down aa egg because it didn't come with the motherboard bracket for a socket 478 P4. I have an OEM Intel motherboard which didn't have the funky plastic base for the CPU cooler - I had to "rob" one from another Intel cooler
Summary: if you are using the larger LGA 775 (pentium D, Conroe) you need to get a bracket to fit on the motherboard. for good effective cooling make sure and use a good thermal compound. like Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
Pros: this is a very nice heat sink / fan setup, quiet, potentially good heat removal (see cons)
Pros: The fan appears solid, the heatsink itself is the size of a large fist, my Athlon 64 3300+ is running at ~35c -upper 40s lower 50s under load. Compair to 46c and 65-75c with load with stock heatsink.
Cons: It's the size of a large fist. Some motherboards and cases will not allow for such a massive device.
Summary: The fan controller can go in favor of lower price. Would be nice to see FDB bearing fan introduced.
Pros: Quieter and lower temps than stock AMD cooler, looks nice, long-life fan, comes with thermal compound (although I used my own).
Cons: For some reason, on my Asus mobo, it does not tighten down as much as I would like. There is still a little "play" between the cooler and the CPU, expensive, not as nice looking at the T* Blue Or*.