Summary: Def would recomend this to people in the market for a awesome cooler at a good price.
Pros: This cooler for one is just such a beautiful looking one thanks Zalman. Ive had this cooler for 6 months now and it seems to be doing just great. You can set the rpm range through your bios so if auto doesnt cool things down enough for you manual setting will do the trick. Keeps my fx 8120 @4.0Gh...
Pros: has worked fine for more than 8 months now. no sign of failure in sight. keeps my core i5 2500. right at a nice cool 46c even when the fan has been collecting dust for a month. its very easy to clean out with compressed air.. other heatsink designs require you to remove the heatsink or fan to cle...
Summary: Instructions say to use all the included thermal paste, but its really way too much at least it was for my CPU. Also even with a CPU cutout on the case it was a pain to mount while MoBo was inside the case.
Pros: Keeps my i5 3550k nice n cool, and is pretty quiet my whole computer(sans the optical drive) is drowned out my ambient noises. Comes with brackets for nearly all socket types and assembly + instructions are easy.
Cons: Heatsink blocks one or two of the mounting screws after you get it in place. Making it almost impossible to install it unless the motherboard is out of the case(lfmf).
Pros: This cooler does a fantastic job. Cooling an AMD FX 8150 8-core which draws 125W it maintains a processor temperature at most ten degrees above chassis temperature and often much less. Right now it has been running at 37 degees Celsius for over a day while under heavy load. I have never seen the ...
Cons: Compared with the one that comes with the CPU from AMD it is very tall and wide. It might be a problem with a small chassis but a mid-size tower handles it just fine. Installation can be a bit of a struggle as you have to push down pretty hard to get the top & bottom parts of the screws connected...
Summary: There is a green light on the fan. I don't have a window on my case and I really want it to not light up. Being inside the case, this light isn't a problem, but I may consider cutting the led like I did to a case fan.
Pros: The fins feel solid, I like that. It fit well in my Lian Li Mid Tower. My i7 Sandy Bridge hangs around 29° Celsius. It fit on my Asus P8H77 Mobo. It is quiet. I never need the fan to go over 25% speed.
Cons: It was missing one of the rubber things that holds the nut to the back plate. Not a big deal. The installation was involved but didn't require any significant force so I had no fear of damaging my board.
Pros: Very nice heatsink and fits nicely even with ram sticks with heatshields. Seems to perform well but not OCed yet. The way this baby sets on the board still allows one to get to all the other goodies on the mobo. NICE!
Cons: Not really a con but the brackets for the AMD don't seem to have quite enough bend profile. Meaning, I had to really press and flex the brackets to get the bolts to thread into the base mounts.
Summary: I don't see how people can't understand the directions, it's in 4 different languages with pretty pictures and all. First time installing an aftermarket cooler, took my about 10 minutes total because I lost the double sided tape piece, almost threw it out in the packing peanuts from newegg
Pros: Amazing cooler -30c under max load, haven't even turned on half my case fans, yet
Cons: The mounting hardware was kind of a pain to put in, but at least the supplied tool is slightly magnetic