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.
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
Summary: Works fine with my Intel LGA1156 cpu. Had an assembly problem when the single clamping screw thread stripped while tightening. Had to re-tap the thread for a larger screw. Not the best design for holding the cooler against the cpu.
Summary: I installed the heatsink by itself without actually using the included 120mm fan. I searched for a good standalone heatsink for a good price - there is nothing out there. Comes with little noise-cancelling pads to ensure fan is quiet if used. Temperatures are great - even without the fan installed. The only downside was that it was quite difficult to install as the manual was small and unclear.