Excerpt: First of all this Hydro cooler from Corsair couldn't be any easier to install for anyone who wishes to follow Corsairs recommendation on how it should be installed in terms of fan placement etc.
Excerpt: Easy to install. Found that placing rubber washers between the fan the pc case reduced to noise levels a lot. Also instruction don't mention the pump needs full 12V and shouldn't be plugged into the motherboard if it has smart fan.
Excerpt: I'm no expert but I found this unit straight forward to fit, had to fit a second fan (push/pull) to get the desired result and now it works very well. An uncomplicated way to move into watercooling.
Excerpt: This cooler does exactly what it said it will do in the reviews. My CPU now runs at below 55 C whilst at 100% load. I did have a small issue fitting the heatsink to my processor, as some motherboard components were slightly in the way, so I would advise everyone to check first before screwing it...
Excerpt: This product is working really well, but I almost returned it before we installed it, as when we installed the mounting/back plate there was about a 3mm gap when all the screws were in as far as they could go and the mounting unit was wobbling.
Summary: reading reviews when i was looking for a water cooler and it seems to be hit or miss if people get a defective one. looks like i beat the odds. its a decent cooler if it works. but just going to take the risk out (since there have been issues of leaks with liquid coolers) and put in a mid-line air...
Pros: Pretty easy to install.
Cons: Had the cooler installed for about 2 weeks and it kept the CPU at around 40C even with games on demanding settings. but now its going 50C+. dont know if the pump went out or not.
Pros: My A10-7850k was 65c in the BIOS, and going up to the high 70's Celsius after a few minutes using the stock CPU cooler. WAY too high. With this my CPU stays at 37 Celcius in the BIOS. Awesome. Really does a good job. And if you have an AMD, installing this is a snap. No backplate required. Clip i...
Cons: None I can think of. The tubes were a bit stiff, but manageable.