Excerpt: Looks nice, cools superior than the stock Intel heatsink and fan It runs louder than the stock fan and although my motherboard has a smartfan handle, I've never had the fan run at a speed exactly where it was quiet.You have to get rid of the motherboard from your case to install this cooler unless you are doing a new construct. Its a hassel, but install the cooler is pretty uncomplicated when you have it out.
Excerpt: First off the create top quality on this is prime notch. The base is perfectly flat and polished to literally a mirror finish. And despite the elaborate fin and heatpipe construction every little thing feels incredibly solid. Performance also dose not disappoint. There are heatsinks that will outperform it for max cooling but not several that can do it with so little air flow. Ironically this heatsinks largest problem is the fan.
Excerpt: Lots of copper! its fairly physically appealing, but its a laptop or computer part... LOUD AS #$@%!!! it sounds a lot more like a window fan than a computer system fan. Much less efficient than an artic cooler 7 or a coolermaster gemini II... 2 point mount is weak and enables wiggle, even tho they use a 4 point mounting back plate. zalman's mounting styles are sadly flawed. I got it to replace an ac7, it hasnt performed as nicely.
Excerpt: Cools extremely properly and looks good. Effortless install. New Egg and Zalman RMA's are great. I have to agree with Jimmy Swan's post above. This factor has a pitch that will drill into your head after a though. Due to the sound, my wife was in her workplace and asked me if my personal computer was having concerns . I have to close the door not for the music but for the fan! I am disappointed. I was searching to create a some what silent computer.