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...
Summary: I'd say after I installed this my cpu temp dropped almost 20 degrees. Staying in the 30s with light activity as before it was in the low 50s. Just know the install requires a plate to be installed with screws in the back of the mother board. I had read the reviews so expected it. Pretty easy install, it is very large though but I have a normal size case. If you have a tiny case may look for something else. Oh and the fan is pretty quiet.
Summary: This was great for my computer. I was concious about the amount of space I could take with a fan, and this fit nicely. It also gets the job done. It has a great amount of air-flow for the fan size, and it is entirely silent. Great product!
Summary: Zalmans with the heat pipes,and fans with this configuration have always workrd well..this one is of no exception..A little smaller then then the 9700 abd 9900,this works great for some HTPC builds.. I used in a a couple Silverstone builds..perfect height,quiet,pwm..does the job..Zalmans for me have always worked beyond the expected and useful life of the builds they were in..
Summary: This is a fantastic unit and a quality product. I originally went with a Cool Master GeminII M4, but was very disappointed with the fit (blocks DIMM slots) and manufacture. For less than $5.00 more I picked up the Zalman based on their reputation and other user reviews. I couldn't be happier, this is a fantastic piece of hardware. Not only does it look cool (no pun intended), but it works great. My CPU temp would occasionally hit 80C after a round of heavy gaming.