Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 It's huge. Seriously
Yeah, can't stress that enough. Other people have mentioned it, but this thing is seriously big. Largest cooler I've ever installed out of 6 builds.
I bought a midi case from Scan too. Mostly because it had side, front and top fan mounts. There were some maxi cases which had the same layout, but were a good £80 more.
Performance wise, my 5820k (hyper threaded hex core) idles just below 30c and barely hits 50c after a few hours of rendering/Delphi compiling. I've got 5x 120mm fans blowing in the case too so there's a lot of airflow. Overall it barely hums. The fan it comes with is alright but I'll definitely change it and up the airflow in a couple of years.
The mounting instructions are pretty simple to follow, but you do need to FOLLOW them. Don't assume you can figure it out as it comes with Intel and AMD brackets, each requiring different mounts and screw connectors. Once you've figured it out it's as simple to fit as any other cooler. There is a (pathetically) small amount of thermal paste supplied. It's enough for an adequate coating, but you really need to be careful not to waste any and scrape every little bit out. That's if you don't have any paste hanging around... I didn't, unusually.
Do not cheap out on chassis with this. Get a maxi case. If it doesn't fit in your house, buy a bigger house. I got a mid and, while it fits, it simply isn't big enough.
10 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Privatecustompcbuilder Very good value cooler
I have used several different after market coolers, all of which are branded makes - Zalman, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, Prolimatech, and now this one.
This cooler is pretty easy to fit, although it is always worth checking the orientation of the provided fan since the instructions illustrate a rather bemusing position. Placing the cooling intake fan right in front of the exhaust fan.......which means no airflow. Confusing that. But switch it 180 degrees and things are much better. Since that is the only "gripe" I have with it, I think 5 stars is warranted.
Build quality is fantastic, cooling performance is very good especially given the price. Highly recommended.....if you have the cash to burn then opt for a Prolimatech Megahalems cooler.....the very best I have ever used - this is a great second choice though.
06 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmJay It's a piece of cake to fit, very quiet and has knocked about 10-15 degrees off the running temp of the CPU. Recommended.
It's a piece of cake to fit, very quiet and has knocked about 10-15 degrees off the running temp of the CPU. Recommended.
15 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMPhoto Easy to fit, Quiet Fan
Fitted 2 of these this week, very easy fan and cooler to install . A Little fiddly with the sticky pads (needed a sharp knife to do a good job) on the risers but a straight forward install. I Recommend you read the info for wind flow direction before fitting.
07 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dsim Quiet efficient cooler
Quite easy to assemble and install, most fiddly task is the application of the thermal paste. All works as specified, though I haven't pushed it to any extreme. Seems to do a good job, and quietly.
31 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by davey Faultless product, but very large
Title says it all, great product, just ensure you can fit it in your case. I had to remove an internal case fan to get it to fit my reasonably large case.
05 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by djricardo Cold enogh for snow
I used this cooler in my new build HTPC which consists of Antec fusion max remote case, Intel 3770K Cpu,Gigabyte Z77D3H m/b,16gb 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 12800 -1600MHZ Sound Blaster Z and Gigabyte 6670 gpu 2gig going through a Onkyo TX-NR AV Amplifier terminating at 42" display the system runs all day long at 37-42 deg C thanks to the i30 great piece of kit would recommend
27 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Graeme Simple, quiet and easy to fit cooler. Much better than any stock cooler that comes with your new shiny CPU
None, just take your time with the instructions that comes with it and your sorted
25 April 2013