Excerpt: I bought one of these because im running a P8Z77-I Deluxe inside a BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX case and needed something to keep the temperatures down and to keep a decent air flow inside due to the confined space. This was my first time installing a watercooling unit and it was surprisingly easy.
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.
Pros: I decided to get this because I wanted to enjoy the sleekness off a close-loop system and not have to deal with the bulkiness of air coolers in the same price range. It succeeded on those fronts, and was pretty easy to install. Its cooling capabilities are good for its price range, although I hav...