Summary: For the price, this fan controller isn't to bad. Was a good stepping stone before going to a liquid cooling system for my cpu. Just wish that it came with a 4 pin connector so I could connect that straight to the mother board and control the fan speed with software rather than having an external...
Pros: Really cool design. Works pretty good for a fan cooler.
Cons: The fan speed controller is an external mount that you have to stick to the side of the case. The wires for that fan controller are colored so they really stand out if you mount it to the side of your case. If you decide to go without the fan controller then the fan stays at full blast which is p...
Summary: Had it for around 4 years. It was a great cooler. It didn't look like the dust was obstructing it at all when I ripped the broken unit off, but I can't be sure so I'm going to attest it's breakage to my own neglect. Great cooler while it lasted, besides the difficulty of installing and removing it.
Pros: The fan was quiet, looked nice, and provided great cooling ~40C-~50C under load on a stock 965 Phenom II x4
Cons: Was very hard to attach to my AM3+ board. Construction of heatsink plus configuration of my motherboard made it very difficult for me to put on. When I went to clean it I found it impossible for me to get off (without putting myself in danger of breaking anything) without taking off the whole bac...
Summary: Get this cooler, install it. Not super happy with the Intel mounting, it lets it rotate on the CPU a little bit. Get the fan cord from it's convenient location INSIDE the heatsink and hook that up to motherboard. Fan doesn't run.
Pros: *Super Quiet *Keeps my i5 below 30ºC even without a working fan *Only had to RMA it once
Cons: *The fan doesn't actually work *The heatsink blades are so sharp they can lacerate your hand before you know what's happening.
Summary: I should have paid more attention to all the DOA reviews Q4 of 2014. Turned out to be terrible waste of money to have a useless hunk of metal shipped to me (overnight option even) and then have to pay another shipping charge just to get about half of my total investment back.
Pros: it works...kinda...sorta, cool lookin I guess
Cons: I mean it works in the sence the cpu doesnt overheat but nearly 50 bucks for possibly a degree is not even close to worth it. maybe if I give it a chance to settle it might improve but I doubt it. I installed my stock cooler mostly because this is a pain if you try to install it the right way but...
Summary: I've had this cooler for 5+ years and just installed it...I never got around to using it until recently. I mounted it horizontally as it's heavy. I just bought a CNPS9700 and cant wait to use it.
Pros: Keeps my FX4300 cooler than my I7 liquid cooling unit on another rig. The AMD FX4300 idles at an unbelievable 9c and peaks out at at a whopping 35c. Well that's what "Speccy" says. BIOS says 11c at idle.