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Rated 5 out of 5 by LuK00 Great Cooler
very good cooler.reduced my cpu temps by at least 10% very good design and well made.only downside is make sure you can fit it inside your case as with it being quite big. fastens down on the cpu very good and easy to fit.Could Do with more paste though as you don't get much with it, apart from that I recommend this product.
19 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Len88 Great product, works well
The only thing I had a slight problem was with the lack of compound that was supplied. I did not think it was enough. Fortunately I had some in stock to make up the short fall.
01 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simon633 Very good value
I bought this cooler while my more expensive cooler was being fixed, so this was meant just to tied my over until my bigger cooler came back, but i must say that the cpu heat was kept well under control by this cheaper cooler, so cheaper it might be be, but less effective its not, great value for the money
11 May 2015
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