Excerpt: My first build I took the meanest looking heat sink I could grab that would break the bank. This does its job alright and looks pretty good doing it. On the other hand instructions are a little lacking and its a very loud fan even spinning at 600 rpm.
Excerpt: Bought 4 of these to be used as temporary coolers for my 4p Opteron 6386 SE build. Figured they'd do alright at keeping the 140w TDP chips in line at stock 2.8GHz speeds. Eventual plan was to go water, and clock the chips up to their 3.2GHz turbo.
Summary: My desktop conifguration - i7 3770K, 12GB Corsair RAM, Corsair GS 600 PSU, Z77 Extreme 4 motherboard, Corsair 128 GB SSD, Corsair 300R cabinet, Transand 1TB old gen HDD... I was using stock cooler and my idle temperature were ranging in 45-50 degree range. When i was running Prime 95 the temperature would go to 80 degree in 10 minutes. With this cooler the idle temperature has gone down to 35-40 and 10 mins with Prime 95 it goes to 60-65.
Summary: Dont want to say much .. What i can say is this is and awsome cooler .. Nothing can be more cooler than this As soon i start ma PC i used to get 50 c temp .. But now it is reduced to 35 C .. 15 C difference . Too silent and when at load it did not even touch 55 ..
Summary: I bought this product on first April and the product came in good condition. I got so used to getting things in 2 or 3 days this one was a long one took around 8 days to come to me. The installation was pretty hectic. Took me some time to figure out to install correctly. From the reviews i have seen there were lot of people claimin the low temperatures that they are getting. My stock temps were around 42 to 45 with my stock heat sink.