Will do the job keeping the CPU cool when overclocking
Jeffrey Pillon, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: PRO's: Definitely keeps the CPU cooler then a stock fan. Will do the job keeping the CPU cool when overclocking. CON's: Sticks out too far. Would not buy it again because of that. Had to modify my AZZA Solano 1000 CSAZ-1000 Full Tower Case to make it fit.
Excerpt: Sooo... I have a big case (HAF 932) but I am in a very dusty area. I taped a 12" x 12" heater filter on the side intake fan, all the other fans blow out. I used the Asus Fan Expert software to make my fans run at 100% as soon as the CPU gets to 77*F My room at the time was 86*F. I fired up Prime95 which slams all 8 cores of the CPU to 100% load HUH-LO! The temperature only rose to 113*F (45C), easily within the normal operating range.
Summary: I do HiDef video editing with Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects. I'm using an i7-3770 with a fast, solid state hard drive as C drive. Was getting overheating alarms with the stock cooler when I was rendering videos. Upgraded to this Cooler Master and I can crunch the most demanding video composites without any overheating. The fan runs so quiet that I can't tell that my computer is on.