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 ...
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.
Cools OK but the whine gives me a headache. I think I'll go back to a Thermaltake
Curtis Stanley, Amazon
9 February 2015
Summary: Not as good as I was hoping, but still very functional. I've got a lightly overclocked i7-4790K running at a mild 4.5GHz and it's not running terribly hot, but it's still warmer than I like. Maybe I'll just switch to a liquid cooler and crank it up. Also, this thing is so friggin' NOISY!
Summary: -Requires 4 tiny translucent shoulder grommets. They don't include any spares, so if you lose one (very easy), you won't bea able to install. Also, on my latest purchase, all four supplied screws that attach the heatsink to the motherboard had insufficently long threads so the heatsink would not...
Pros: Nice looking, cools well.
Cons: -You cannot remove the fan to get access to clean the lint out of the fins. - Not suitable for newer Intel CPU's (haswell lga 1150 socket) as the mounting bracket interferes with the arm that opens the cpu socket. Thus you must remove the heatsink mount first, requiring access to the back of the ...
Summary: Not much, other than fan replacement is not designed to be universal. Fans wear out, and a clip system to accept standard replacements would be nice. I clipped a fan out of a very quiet, slightly smaller footprint casing, and glued it in place of the original fan which sounded like it had a bad...
Pros: Solid construction, Price
Cons: Fan Noise, Round design eliminates standard fan replacement