Fits well, Copper is great, Fan is LOUD at full RPM
Daniel L., Newegg
2 May 2013
Summary: Despite a few cons, I'm happy with the price and overall quality of this unit. Without the fan-mate RPM controller, however, I'd be returning this unit for being too noisy.
Pros: You can't beat copper for conducting heat. This medium sized copper heatsink and fan has a somewhat compact design (without being "too small" IMO) that should fit into your case without a lot of hassles. Fan-Mate RPM controller is a lifesaver for noise issues.. see "Cons" below...
Cons: Fan is NOISY at full RPM. It sounds a bit like a wood chipper. Within 2 hours, I installed the fan-mate controller and turned the RPMs almost all the way down. The included thermal grease is a joke. It's zinc oxide, (the stuff you use on your nose at the beach to prevent sunburn) and mine was "wa...
Pros: Cooler seems to be doing a decent job. Idle temps are around 30-35 Celcius. I haven't OC'd yet.
Cons: One major con with this cooler is it's size. I installed this on a AsRock Z77 Extreme4 and it extends into the first Ram slot. I had future plans to install 4x4GB chips but that's not going to happen now.
Pros: Very easy to install on the AMD3 chip set. When turned down to quiet mode you cant hear it at all. Which is nice if its next to your tv and exactly what I was after. temps hang around 40c with light load 44c heavy. about the same as the stock cooler but it sounded like a power house turbine fan. ...
Summary: I don't really have heat issues I just put it on to look good in my acrylic case and in the end of the day mission accomplished
Pros: Looks good, short and not to bulky,ideal for cases with limited space
Cons: Its a bit too wide,if you have RAM with heatsinks it will hit the sticks so you have to move the memory to banks 2 and 4.If all 4 banks are occupied you have a problem.Also a bit noisy,you have to use the fan mate and reduce the speed all the way down
Summary: Overall, one egg reduction imho, but it's still a great heatsink and a good choice for an aftermarket cooler.
Pros: Great cooling. All-copper fins. I overclocked a Q8300 from 2.5ghz to 3.0ghz. Not a huge jump, but I got this cooler just to be on the safe side. With the stock cooler, idle temps were somewhere around 50-60c idle, and they went as high as 88c while gaming. With this heatsink in, they dropped to a...
Cons: Not meaning to whine, but I was kind of expecting 23-27c from this thing. Even on full speed, the lowest I ever got was 31c. Which isn't bad, it's really good, but there's other coolers out there that can do better for less (Coolermaster's Hyper 212, for example) The included thermal grease is pr...
Summary: Will try the Thermaltake Blue Orb II. Over (333) 5 eggs positives. No clips on this unit. Looks like it will work for my Athlon X2 4800+. Will review this product when I receive it. Take care and good luck with all your future computer accessory purchases.
Pros: Solid copper fins. Good for heat dissapation.
Cons: Replaced an Ultra Chiltec, Piece of junk. Made my temps climb over 10C in idle and 25C in game. Kept shutting my system down from high heat temps. Very large fan to boot too. Highly don't recommend this cooler. Bought it at Tiger...etc. Newegg didn't offer it. Tiger...etc kept giving me the run-a...
Summary: Watch out for unpluging the controller. I have it wired and installed the controller on top of the case. If this controller is unplug, the fan will stop working. It would be nice if this fan comes in 4-pin
Pros: This cooler is able to keep my core i5-650 under 40C and idle at 30C.
Cons: I have an Asus P7P55D-E LX and the power phase was in the way of installing the cooler. So, I rotated it to the other side and installed it that way.