Summary: My problem: FX-8320 too hot during summertime gaming. PC shutting off. Relevant system specs: FX-8320, MSI 760-GMA-P34 Mobo, 2 Ram slots, Ram sticks w/o heat spreaders. NZXT Source 220 Case. System purchased from Newegg (IBuyPower) (~18 mo. old) Dimensions were a particular problem for me.
Pros: Cheap! ($20 after $10 rebate) Quiet! (A little quieter than the stock fan for my FX-8320) Small! (Relatively short, only a little wider than stock heatsink) It works! (10~15°C reduced temp from stock fan/heatsink) No light (preferential) Aesthetic appeal More details in other thoughts.
Cons: Not hugely impactful. Fixed my heat issue (about 10°C too hot at load). Stronger (though more expensive) options out there. Probably not enough for modern overclocking. Fairly wide, though not enough to cause me a problem.
Summary: Im a bit inexperienced when it comes to custom pc building. My pc was built for me and Ive owned it for a few years. I saw a good deal for this cpu cooler and decided to jump on it. I only had to pay for shipping and the time it took for the mail in rebate.
Pros: Simple Installation Definitely better cooling than stock Intel fan Comes with optional fan controller
Cons: Seems a bit louder than stock fan at max rpm
Summary: If you can get this with a $20 MIR, it is a pretty decent low profile cpu cooler for its capabilities.
Pros: -Easy installation on intel socket 1150 mITX motherboard. Didn't block the two RAM slots either. Nice fit in a case requiring a low profile cpu cooler. -Cools an overclocked G3258 at 4.2Ghz just fine. Idle temps at 31c, load temps at 62c with the cooler's fan set to an inaudible 1500rpm via the f...
Cons: The fan comes with a 3-pin connector. It is not able to be controlled by the motherboard. If you plug this into your motherboard's cpu fan header, it will run at full speed (and thus super loud). Provided is a simple, small fan controller. This will allow you to control your fan speed manually. N...
Pros: Works with both chipsets. Clipped on just like it should to my AMD FX processor. PC kept getting up to 60 degrees celsius and i wasn't even really doing anything. Now it's at a steady 40 degrees. Also, it was free because of a $20 rebate and a $10 promo code. Awesome.
Summary: This is the first cpu fan/heat sink combo I've ever bought, after switching from older ones from older desktops. It worked so well I forgot to write a review a month after, so here I am, 7 months later. It STILL, is still quiet, and is rather crazy good at what it does. Would recommend to anyone.
Pros: * Very Quiet * Adjustable rate of cooling, which is snazzy for when you're not using it. * Low power cost * It's pretty (you can freely ignore this). * It's easy to clean and readjust.
Cons: * May fit odd in your case, but will surely fit.
Summary: now- to the guy who was concerned about it not covering the whole "cpu" because the "cpu" was much larger--- the part you see is what is called a heat spreader. all cpu's (except laptops) have this heat spreader. the cpu is actually much smaller, usually located in the center.
Pros: this is a great cooler for mid - lower wat cpu's. it will cool a more powerful cpu, but there is a biger version of this you should consider for higher watt cpu's. -----SEE OTHER THOUGHTS-----
Cons: don't use this to cool one of those 6-8 core beasts. that would be like pulling a horse trailor with a passenger car. not a good idea. common sense people.