Awesome cooling fan, dropped my temperatures significantly!
brion phipps, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I have a custom built case (A repurposed G5) and this cooler brought my temperatures down 10 - 15C at idle and now under load it stays around 50C which is about 20C less than I was getting before with a stock cooler and 10 - 15 less than an H60 I had in there for a while. It's not small but really great looking and seems to be manufactured well.
Summary: Just installed this cooler on an I7-4790k with 1150 socket. I'm a fan of Zalman (pardon the pun) and this one doesn't disappoint. It's very quiet and have yet to see a temp above 49C on the CPU. That is all relative to the ambient temps in the room and the humidity. Easy to install with the MB out of the case which is recommended if the case is tight. My MB has a cpu cooler weight rating of 450g and this cooler is about 527g.
it looks like it's keeping my new Intel CPU about 15 °C ...
Jaron Widman, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: Just installed this on my system, and when benchmarked, it looks like it's keeping my new Intel CPU about 15 °C cooler than the heatsink/fan that came with it. It's also a lot quieter when it kicks into high gear. However, while screwing this to my motherboard and plugging all of the cables back in, I managed to cut myself in about a dozen different places. I almost bled all over the inside of my computer. =0 So be careful!
Summary: I live in a tropical island in the caribbean, I was looking for a practical and effective cooler solution without complications in the process of installing, my i7 4770 used to have temperatures in idle of 60 degrees with the new cooler I have between 30 and 35 degrees...in gaming I used to have between 88 and 98 degrees, with the actual cooler im getting between 40 and 50...is amazing considering my weather conditions. 5 STAR !!
I ended up getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and I'm much happier with that
1 November 2014
Summary: It was actually LOUDER than the stock fan that came with my Intel LGA 1156 chip. I couldn't stand it and just had to return it. I ended up getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and I'm much happier with that.
Excerpt: Great techie look and excellent cooling without the noise! OK, so the techie look is not the most important part of a CPU cooler. What you really need is the most cooling for your money and you don't want a lot of extra noise.This cooler has a single variable speed fan and the cooling tubes (heat transfer tubes) wrap around the fan.
Summary: Installed on top of i7-4790k 4ghz chip. MB asus sabertooth z97. Fits fine. Cools well but im not overclocking. Install video on zalman website more useful than whats in box. Shape and size makes it awkward but not hard to install and you wont cut your hands like others say. However you can bend the fins if you mishandle. Overall very happy with it. Somewhat quiet.
Summary: Wow, what a great monster! Well made, well engineered, great metals. Cooled my Intel i7 quad core 4770K by 5 degrees Celsius during idle, and around 20 degrees Celsius when working hard. Each core has a temperature sensor, and they dance around a bit, but I was in the 50s and 60s and now I'm in the mid 30s mostly (under load). I had been using the Intel labeled E97378-001 12V 0.17A Foxconn CPU fan (copper core, aluminum fins, compact...
it runs super quiet. On the second build (i5-4690K) I Installed ...
bob ruis, Amazon
5 August 2014
Summary: Second purchase for a second build. I did not try to compare this fan to the stock Intel fan on the first build because I wasn't taking any chances; it was the first choice. Atop a i7-4790K, it runs super quiet. On the second build (i5-4690K) I Installed the stock fan just to see... I saw 44C and which dropped to 33-34C once this fan was installed. If you're not going hydro, copper rules and the price point is a bargain.