Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 3 out of 5 by Super12 Effective but loud
This cooler is very bulky and will provide cooling on par with low end liquid cooling setups which is excellent, however it is very tedious to fit when in some cases such as the Zalman z9+, it may be easier to fit outside the case if you can manage to screw in the motherboard with this cooler attached.
The cooling it provides is excellent and will keep your computer cold at load and reasonable clocks. With this cooler i managed to reach a stable 5.2ghz on an AMD fx 9370 however it was very close to the limits and I don't recommend extreme clocks like that on air cooling.
This cooler is very loud due to the included fans but if you are just cooling non overclocked CPUs (the AMD FX-9370 and 9590 are overclocked from factory) you could provide sufficient cooling at load with no fans connected by passive cooling, however instead you can get 140mm pressure optimized fans that will work well with this cooler.
26 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris92 Exceeding expectations!
Had this delivered today and must say I'm impressed! Cpu never goes above 31c idle with I7 4770k @ 4.4Ghz. Haven't fully stress tested it yet though but can already see significant improvement compared to the intel stock cooler, especially whilst gaming.
Only downside is that the instructions really are ridiculously poor, some intuitive is needed (or just youtube an installation vid).
23 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by INK very quiet
29 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Omar Great product, does what is asked of it.
Nice paint job, lots of long fins and wide heat pipes
Wire casing is made of a soft rubberised material
When fans are going 100% or 20% you can't notice the difference in sound.
Installation guide not the best. You will have to research maybe some YouTube videos to get it installed correctly.
Fans could be quieter
07 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IAN It's by far the best air cooler available at the moment, beating the
long-standing previous champ, the Noctua NH-D14. I'm just
glad the black version of the Phanteks is finally availabe and at
a good price.
23 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nick Looks really very nice, sits well providing researching was varied out and you have low profile ram and its nice and quiet while giving great cooling.
I5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz 22'C idle 56-60'C 100% load running intel burn on max.
It's a little fiddly to attach the fans but other than that nothing else.
09 November 2012