Pros: Extremely easy to install, it's as simple as screwing it in. Keeps my FX 8120 below 45c when coupled with Arctic Silver 5, small enough to fit inside most if not all Mid Tower cases and not eat up too much room, and only $25 after rebate.
Pros: Installed on an ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD Socket AM3+ board. Very easy to install. It was placed into a Raidmax Tornado case. Along with 4 sticks of G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series memory. There was plenty of space between the cooler and the memory chips, so no concerns there. It's duty was to keep an Athlon II X4 640 Propus cool. I measured it at 32-35 degrees Celsius. I have a couple of SilenX Effizio 120mm LED fans also connected to the case with a RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS...
Cons: I had a bit of concern installing it into the Raidmax Tornado case. It was pretty dang close to that side window fan and I thought I was gonna have to remove it, but it turns out I was a tad paranoid, it all came together quite nicely, although a little too close for comfort, but no eggs subtracted. I committed to getting one, it should be my responsibility to take dimensions into consideration before passing judgement. I'm only calling it a CON, because others should...
Pros: Not to large. Installed on Asus M5A88-V Evo with no problems. In details it doesn't list AM+3 as a supported cpu, but it installed with no problem. Temps. didn't drop that must compared to Oem, but it does cool down quicker when the temp. of cpu rises. Thermal paste may need a few more days to cure. No stress added to M.board since it only weighs 360g.
Pros: AMD 3.4 Black Edition OC to over 4Ghz Never seen over 53 degrees C where my fan kicks into high. Used Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Grease. Fits on AMD M3A78-CM mico board even fits over stock FSB heat sink.
Pros: Easy AMD install with a layout that works. Just remove stock cooler, loosen the screws on the Zalman cooler, apply paste, fiddle with clips and tighten screws. My AMD FX-8150 is now running 10-15 degrees C cooler than the stock cooler and I can't hear it.
Pros: Excellent fan with great cooling. Temps down significantly. Very quiet. Blue LED is cool if that's your thing. Installation is excellent. No need to access the back of the mobo. Clip in install is great*.
Cons: Included Thermal Compound is not great. It would do the job, but really if you're going for some aftermarket cooling, then the Arctic Silver is your starting point. See below for the tricky install on my mobo. No egg drop because all turned out well and I knew it would be a challenge going in.