Summary: Works about on par with a high end air cooler. However, unlike high end air coolers it is nearly silent and has the added advantage of not weighing near as much and putting that stress on the motherboard.
Summary: Cooling allowed overclocking a 3.5Ghz AMD FX-6350 to 4.2GHz (20% increase). Not too loud. With a mail-in rebate, it was damn cheap - I wouldn't recommend picking it up at $66, but at $35 it's well worth the cost! My only complaint is the installation instructions. It comes with two sets of clips, one for Intel and another for AMD. The instructions don't label it, so you have to guess.
Pros: +Decent cooling, +Cleaner install than similarly priced air coolers, +Comes with a layer of thermal paste already applied, +Blue LED Zalman logo looks cool, +Piping long enough to reach either back or top fan ports, without getting cluttered inside the case
Cons: -Fairly loud, nothing too bad, -Bad instructions
Summary: Bought this for super cheap after mail in rebate. I read another review on here saying it was loud but for me thats ok, and i actually can't hear it over all my case fans anyways. it performs very well for the price i paid. there is no other cooler i could have bought for the same price that would cool this fx8350 as well as this did. hit 4.6ghz no problem and still plenty of room for more if i wanted to push it. My only complaint is the backplate being plastic.
Pros: takes up less space than a big air cooler and performs just as well (ex. hyper 212), Easy to install, Cheap with PM or rebate!
Summary: I picked on of these up on sale and with a rebate that makes it hard to say no. I have a H80i in my other system and it makes no sound at all when the fans are off. I was expecting similar or just a bit louder. Now I ran this outside the case and could hear it across the room(the case will reduce this noise and it was not extremely loud). My H80 made some noise when it was new so I figured I may as well install it.
Pros: There were a good amount of reviews that had stated an issue with the noise put out between the fans and the cooler. where there is more than silence i would say that this is about as quiet as awesomemazing gets. The instructions for setup/installation were easy ish to follow and since installation its been keeping temp like a champ.
Cons: Where the directions were easy ish, they were very vague
Pros: Super quiet. My desktop is literally right next to my face, all I hear are my case fans, nothing from the liquid cooler. My CPU is at low 30s constant. Absolutely easy to install even a caveman can do it!
Cons: I like to display my boxes and turqoise is not my color of choice, other than that there isn't much to complain about this item.
Pros: Newegg is great in expediting RMAs due to defective items. Thanks I given five stars for this great service, but not to the said item.
Cons: I had high hopes for Zalman but it seems their water coolers need some more work. Having the idea t hat water cooling is suppose to be quiet, this is not. The rattles didn't settle down which some reviewers claimed, so it seems my item must of been defective as the rattles sounded like a baby shaker.
Pros: This is a stealthy liquid cpu cooler without the cost of a Danger Den system, which I have been using for years ... it's all in one ... no separate pump, reservoir to take up space or expensive copper water blocks to buy & it has a small footprint compared to my prior DD system.