Summary: Build: - ASUS X99-DELUXE USB 3.1 Mainboard - Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core Processor - ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler - EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W Fully-Modular Power Supply - (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR FTW Edition
Pros: - Keeps Intel Core i7-5930K at very low temperatures (37-53 C). - Cools rapidly after changing from heavy to idle activity. - LEDs are bright but not annoyingly bright. - Very easy to install, no backplate required for the i7-5930K.
Cons: - Fan feels flimsy. It feels like it will snap off.
Summary: While the install is not for everyone it is not beyond the reach of normal tinkerers. I new the problems going in but could not find any other fan/heat sync that would address the heat issue I had to deal with without going the liquid cool way, another install/upgrade that would require time,...
Pros: This heat-sink/fan works perfectly, my AMD FX-8330 125W CPU is running much cooler then before. With the standard fan the heat escalated to 150 F, with this fan the temp never pass 110 F while gaming. Great improvement.
Cons: On the negative side is the installation of this Fan assembly. It is always a royal pain to remove a motherboard to install a fan as it could lead to some damage if your not careful. The screws used are hex and while they did provide a wrench it was not long enough to secure the fan while going a...
Summary: For cooling this is the bomb. The red led business of the fan is subtle. It's actually quite small for 220watt cooling. The Cooler Master V8 GTS (I love by the way) is a monster compared side by side with it. The 'be quiet! DARK ROCK TF' may be my favorite 220w cooler though.
Pros: Installing for an AMD socket board may be the worst I've experienced (the installation manual is even worst?) but with help from customer service and some parts, I'm up and running. Keeps a AMD FX-9590 Vishera 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W 8-Core CPU running at about 31C in the Zalman H1 case.
Cons: As mentioned, the AMD installation is tough. The manual leaves a lot to be desired. Intel may be a dream though.
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
Vibhu D., Newegg
18 August 2015
Summary: I have read about others complaining with its installation but if you go through its manual and watch the video on youtube it is very easy to install. It took me only 10 mins to install and this is my first high end PC build.
Pros: Great looking fan, works well. Looks cool with the Cougar Blue Led fans I installed with it.