Summary: Properly installed this. Unit was vibrating like pump was working. Fan was running. hoses on bottom. Before I realized it CPU and Motherboard Failed from Heat related causes...Good Bye $600.00!! Won't mess with this thing again!!
Decent for the money, lowering voltages helps even more
28 April 2014
Summary: I am using this cooler on an AMD 8350 and I have lowered the voltages to a still stable point, and at full load the cooler puts out heat that is only 100F / 38C ... which is down from the 55C it could get up to when it was full load on an air cooler. Would likely recommend to another, after having recommended the thicker radiator verison of this.
Summary: Got this cooler for my AMD FX-8350. For some reason this processor was pre-OC and at heavy loads would get hot on stock cooler. So got this cooler and the temps now stay under 45 C after Battlefield 4. Consider this tubes though, had to remove a side panel fan because the tubes went right up to it.
Summary: Just as the tutorial videos and such describe, its super easy to install, and WOW what a difference. By installing this, cleaning out my case, and some new cable management, took my processor from 80 Celsius (yeah, super hot) to 34C!!!