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: The best entry level cpu cooler. I was a little worried at first regarding its max dba level (36) but I guess its at its maximum rpm speed (2000). Mine barely runs at 700 rpm when my quad core runs at 100% even for a couple of hours and the cpu doesn't go over 60 celsius. My PSU is making much more noise than this cooler!
Summary: It will take about an hour to install and you'll have to pull the motherboard, but it fits perfectly and the CPU temperature has dropped about 10 degrees since I installed it. Comes with the brackets to attach a second fan but in my case I didn't use them. The hard core gamer would probably benefit from the second fan and any 120mm fan can be used.
Summary: Installation is cumbersome and you might need to check out some instructional videos online to make sure you get it right. Good sink though, could probably use a second fan to get the most out of it.
Summary: I purchased this cooler and used it with the i7 5820K. It is a big cooler, but it is shaped so that it allows for your RAM To fit underneath. It only hung over one side of the RAM slots on the MSI x99s gaming 7 motherboard. I checked out the other big name coolers (Noctua, Phanteks, Corsair), and came to the conclusion that the size and function of this cooler would be the best.
Summary: I had this in my old AMD system, it works, decently, installation is a bit cumber son, quality is lack luster, the fan mounting solution is bad, and damages the fins, the fan I had failed within a month, the fan is also very loud. for the price, I would not recommend this cooler, enermax makes some excellent coolers for the same price.