Summary: I use this Evo 212 cooler in a push pull setup and an amd fx-8350. My CPU idles at about 30-32°C and on load testing with wprime95 for 1.5 hours its about 50-52°C. It is big and blocks a RAM slot on my motherboard, but is well made. Only knock against is the questionable mounting mechanism use and flimsy fan bracket that broke during the install which I super glued back together. Other than that its great.
This is the 98% Solution for Nearly EVERYONE (other than fanatic overclockers needing H20 or LN2)
Merlin "Merlin (BPZ, MD)", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Works GREAT in my new build about 1/3 the cost of the high end solutions - with only a small 2 degree C temperature difference compared to those costing $90+ at full burn (according to reviews) I did splurge a bit on the thermal grease - I even had some Arctic Silver - but opted to get some Tuniq TX4 instead While I am NOT an overclocker (yet) - so far running my stock i7 5930K with no overclocking - it runs a cool 35 degrees C
Summary: Mounted atop the second baddest Intel Processor, a 6 Core, driving an ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition loaded with 64Gb RAM and a 6Gb EVGA NVIDIA card, I am not overclocked, but my processor never sees more than 110 degrees, and usually hovers around 103, both of which is great. Easy to setup, but you need to read and fit before getting out the silver, if this is the first time you use this. NO NEED for "ICE" (water) unit.
Summary: I have a 4790k and was using the stock cooler.(not overclocking) My temps while 3D rendering where getting close to 100C. Installed this cooler this morning and now while rendering and stress testing it will not go above 63C. VERY VERY much worth the 35 bucks. I did a TON of research and this seemed to be the best for the buck. Honestly this is worth way more than the 35 you pay for it. Great Product!
Summary: I purchased this CPU cooler after I noticed the core temps for my i7 were running a good bit warmer than I wanted. Installation was easy, and after running it for just one day, I saw, without exaggerating, a drop of 25 degrees celsius over the Intel stock heatsink. I expected it to run cooler, but not this much cooler under similar loads. I'm just embarrassed I didn't make this purchase earlier when I built this PC!