Summary: Over all design is not bad. Over all you get what you pay for and it's border line worth the money. Maybe I just got a faulty one.... not time to exchange at the moment.
Pros: The bracket it self is made from good material. At least at idle the fan is very silent.
Cons: However, the cpu bracket screws are too short. I needed to use thread lock to keep them in place, before one kept coming out.The fan barring design is some what cheat, not as silent as I hoped, lots of visible vibration. The fan controller is useless. Make sure MB has 3 pin cpu fan connector, if ...
Summary: For the money I could have gotten a nice all in one water cooling system. Or possibly 20 more and gotten a 120m at the time. I still may but going to let this go for awhile as it does look good in the case.. and the water coolers.. not so much. Unless you are wanting one for the looks..
Pros: It looks good in the case and it does a good job of keeping my FX-9590 cool
Cons: Loud. I dont know where they got 35 db on that fan but im showing 55 at 80-100% rpm from 3 feet away from my case closed. Also its a lot bigger than I thought. which is kinda a Pro too.. and it does look good in the case.
Cons: After using this cooler for a while, the fan started to make significant noises. The dust inside the cooling element metal is hard to clean and you may cut yourself during installation or cleaning.
Summary: I'm looking at replacing the fan. The copper is excellent, and the cooling performance is top-notch.
Pros: It's a lovely piece of engineering. This combination of heat pipes and an enormous all-copper radiating body would work reasonably well even without a fan.
Cons: Sadly, Zalman cheaped out on the fan, using a 3-pin fan rather than the 4-pin variety. The extra pin is what allows modern motherboards to regulate fan speed by a PWM signal (% of Duty). They include a clunky resististor-based manual control instead. So, your bright shiny new monster-machine gets...