Not the best but good at what it's supposed to do.
1 July 2015
Summary: I ordered this because I wanted a quieter CPU cooler. I had the old gen 1 V8 cooler by CoolerMaster. This did a good job but my new case could not accommodate it. Let's cut to the chase then shall we.
Summary: I just installed this in my Dell Inspiron Desktop with a Q6600 2.4Ghz overclocked to 3Ghz. Wow, it's running at 10C cooler and the fan bolted right into the mainboard with no need to remove it! So far so good! The Tuiniq TX-2 and Arctic Clean were used for the install and I'm happy with the results.
Summary: I have a Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.40GHz on a SABERTOOTH Z87 (SOCKET 1150) motherboard. I was already switching cases so I figured I'd get a new CPU fan to help with the cooling. The install wasn't bad at all apart from the blood sacrifice.
Cools good .... install leaves a lot to be desired
Cory B., Newegg
15 May 2015
Summary: Let me start this review by saying that my old Thermaltake cooler was much better than this and I wish I could have it back but the new case I bought was an inch too short to accommodate it and I didn't want to mess with returning it and getting a different case so I just bought a slightly smaller...
Pros: Does a good job of cooling.... once you get it installed. Doesn't hang over the motherboard making it a good fit in a tight case Lighter than some other aftermarket coolers
Cons: Screws are too short More components than necessary to mount the bracket Plastic bracket (see Other thoughts below)
Good cooling .... install leaves a bit to be desired.
Cory J. Bricker, Amazon
15 May 2015
Summary: Cooling fan does a really good job of cooling .... once you get it installed. Let me start this review by saying that my old Thermaltake cooler was much better than this and I wish I could have it back but the new case I bought was an inch too short to accommodate it and I didn't want to mess with...
Cons: I had to buy another adapter ZM-CS4A, because I have an lga1366 mobo. Whatever. But the problem is, there is absolutely no way you can get the screws into the bracket. On the front size, they are just too far back the screws never reach. I managed to get the top two screws to hold after removing ...
Pros: Very effective cooler that doesn't weigh much more than an Intel retail cooler. It doesn't require a plate on the back of the motgerboard, just 4 nuts to secure the mounting frame. Because of the way the frame is designed, you can orient the cooler 4 different ways to direct the airflow as you wi...
Cons: Large physical size makes it challenging to mount the cooler while the motherboard is installed in a case.
Like someone talking to you from about 5 feet away ...
Spends too much "J G", Amazon
20 April 2015
Summary: i have a barebones i7 4770K. Corsair 300 R case Corsair 650W bronze rated PS 16 gigs of Mushkin DDR 3 16800 memory The stock cooler on my rig was dying a slow death. The fan was getting caught and ran at half speed at times so i swapped it out with this zalman.
Perfect CPU Cooler (i7-4790k with Z97 Nightblade Case)
Customer Nick, Amazon
15 April 2015
Summary: I purchased this for my Z97 Nightblade case (which is very small but fits full size graphics card) and it fit perfectly. I had to take my graphics card to get one of the screws into the base however it works. My temperatures went from being 43 degrees Celsius idle to being 28 degrees Celsius idle.