Summary: I liked this cooler so much I just bought another one - For my new computer X99 build -- I could use the old one in the rebuild - because it still is running great and it has been in the machine - A Home build asus intel i7 since 2010 - And this machine runs 24/7 -- So I think that is a pretty good...
Pros: Looks great - excellent design - Attaches easily to your CPU socket - and Holds up well - Keeps CPU much cooler then stock cooler --
Cons: little large so make sure your case can handle it
Summary: As noted, a steady 125 Watt input is no challenge for this cooler.
Pros: Used this with a 125W 6 thread AMD CPU. Running all engines full blast for hours during massive OCR and OneNote ingestion barely raised temperatures into the low-normal range. Temperatures rise a little then flatten out and stay flat - forever. Due to the thermal overkill the fan never runs very ...
Cons: Home theater might want something even quieter but at 125 Watt input it is barely noticeable in the office. Be aware you will need a wide enclosure for proper air flow around and through this thing.
Pros: Keeps CPU very cool, around 30 degrees Celsius. Directions for installation are very clear. Looks great and very quiet. Note that installation might take longer than a stock cooler but it is not that difficult. Just follow the instructions. Intel i5 4590 Antec 900 ATX case
Cons: Very large; may be too large for a side fan in some cases. I had to cut off part of the fan shroud in my Antec for it to fit properly.
not worth the price paid, stock AMD FX8350 cooler runs cooler
Bill V, Amazon
29 June 2015
Summary: Seems to run >3C hotter at near idle than the stock Cooler Master that came with the AMD FX8350. Asus M5A88-M in a Thermaltake SopranoRS tower, GSkill F3-12800CL9D 16GBXL (4x4) ram, 3 hdds, onboard video, one pcie slot occupied with PATA controller. Case has 3 cooling fans, front, side and rear.
Summary: I've bought similar models from Zalman in the past and never had a bad experience. But depending on how this second try works out I may not buy again.
Pros: Appears to be a quality cooler with a quiet fan.
Cons: Extremely difficult to install. Especially if you try to read the instructions... Step 4 in the instructions labeled "Cooler Orientation" says to "install the cooler so that the thinner heatsink is facing the rear exhaust fan, while the thicker heatsink is facing the front case fan". This looked ...
Summary: It looks pretty awesome in my case and it is pretty quiet and keeps my CPU nice and cool. It is pretty big, but fits pretty well with my mid-towers. Make sure there is no fan on the side because it will make contact, unless you have a wide tower or something.
Summary: I have bought 3 of these in the past year. They aren't cheap but they do a fantastic job. These cool nearly the same as the nice Noctua air coolers (look up the Guru3D comparison charts or any other). I can't stand the ugly tan/brown fans Noctua uses so that's a no go for me.
Pros: Looks nice (subjective), does a great job at cooling. If nice aesthetics and great performance are what you're after, this unit fits the bill.
Cons: Installation is a pain, but worth it. Unit is pretty large - ensure your case can accommodate it.
Summary: This is a Very, Very Cool looking Cooler. Sluggo
Pros: I bought mine over 4 years ago on Newegg. It has kept my Sandy Bridge i7 remarkably cool. I normally run my CPU at 4.1 Gig. What ever I throw at it, it handles. My CPU temperature, when running Prime 95, is remarkably low. The fan will ramp up a little, (still a very quiet cooler) and temps level...
Cons: The Fins are sharp and it is a bit harder to install than most coolers. And I really do mean SHARP, I drew blood a few times. (But as others have said.. Battle Scars are worth it.. I get them installing Headers on my cars and heat sinks on my computers.. WELL worth the small injuries).