Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrunkMonk74 Step up from the CM Seidon 120XL
I had bought the Cooler Master 120XL and had that running in my old system. Although it worked fine there were a couple of niggly things about it.
First (and actually more than just a niggle) the screw system was super sensitive. Basically if you over tightened the screws when securing the fans to the rad, you could easily thread the hole. Do this on more than one screw, position per side and you could have quite a wobbly, and hence noisy, cooling solution.
Second were the fans that came with the cooler. Although nothing too wrong with them, they did seem noisy for what they achieved.
Bought a new case (from Scan) and had the opportunity to install a 140mm rad for the CPU. So thought I'd take the chance to upgrade my cooler to CM's latest offering. And I've not been disappointed.
I've currently got the i7-3960X CPU (so a 2011 socket) and the installation couldn't have been any easier. Instructions although not really clear, with just a small pause the pictures make sense and you're off and running. But the actual fitting once you've got it sorted in your head couldn't have been any easier.
LOVE the fact that they've now solved the screw mounting system. No more need to worry about over tightening, the system has been solved and the screw take nicely and thread all the way threw and you can tighten them up as much as you like without worry.
Most importantly though I've definitely seen a drop in temps. This even though I've moved from a single glazed, wooden floor property, to a double glazed, carpeted property. You'd expect temps to increase. But no, this cooler has brought those temps lower than they were before, (granted by only about 5 degrees, but if you haven't changed your ambient temps as much as I have, then I'm sure it would be greater).
Fans are excellent too. Basically the whole thing is put together superbly and well worth the purchase. Wish there were more 140mm options out there.
And as always, excellent service from Scan. I spend too much money here!!
17 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by soulie69 First Class Product
i am using this cooler on my i7 iveybridge @4.4 and fans connected to fan controller the fans are turned right down and it runs @ 31c idle fans are really quite and do a really good job would recommend this
05 June 2014