Summary: Used in a HTPC build with Gigabyte Micro board. It has been in use for 2 weeks and CPU temps are 24C at idle. Full loads at 48C. With board control I don't think the fan is noisy at all. Unless your going to put right next to your ear. Inside my Silverstone case you can't even hear it.
Summary: Great fan but you will be surprised by how huge it is compared to your stock CPU fan. Keeps CPU around 30'C on idle wich is perfect. Easy to install you basically just need a Phillips screwdriver.
Excerpt: This is the heatsink that I chose for my first custom PC, and I'm glad that I got it. I'm still running it with the stock fan, and it decreased my idle temperatures by somewhere around ten or fifteen degrees Celsius compared to the stock Intel heatsink. I don't have any problems with it at all, but if my memory heatsinks were any taller, they would not fit (I'm using G.Skill Ripjaws RAM).
Summary: Had this for 3 days now and its doin a great job, cpu heat went down from 59 C to 37 C. Just be carefull on install, you have to find right direction before you lock it down. My games and overall pc is doin alot better.
Summary: Built an X58 Core i7 920 with and EVGA X58 Classified motherboard a few years ago and tried a few coolers, including the corsair H50, and other air coolers like the CM V10 which were way to big and bulky and seemed that they would cause chip creep with the weight of the pressure. The Hyper 212+ cools better than the H50 and for me was all about the best performance for the smallest size. Added another fan for push/pull config and it hasnt let me down yet.
Pros: Great cooling performance, Quiet, Reliable, Small footprint