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Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete79 Excellent cooler without compromises
I purchased this for my slightly older Core i7 2600K which had been hitting temperatures as high as 95C under full load with the stock Intel cooler. Installation was really easy on the 1155 motherboard with simple and concise instructions.
Since installing I've seen a solid 30C drop in temperatures with maximums of 65C even after running at full load for 24 hours all the while with barely a whisper of sound.
It's not the cheapest cooler on the market but certainly one of the best you can buy and well worth the expense.
17 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tailz Shh!
The photo does not do justice to the size of this beast.
Instruction guide is straight forward. You get a list of all the parts for fitting to both Intel and AMD chips. I rebagged the ones i wasnt going to use.
Took about 30 minutes in total to remove my old fan, cpu and back plate. then fit new back plate that comes with the fan, cpu and then the new fan.
Switched on the pc and no noise. Well ok theres some noise from the case fans, but thats it. even after over clocking.
Will be replacing my case fans with be quiet! ones very soon.
As for temperature before hand cup (8 core 4GHZ piledriver) was running in the high 60s and MB was in mid 30s
now even after a few hours of gaming and overclocking to 4.4GHZ CPU temp is mid 40s with MB at mid20s.
14 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzie Wonderfully quiet
This fan was a wonderful addition to my build, can't even hear it over the 32db case fans (when running at max). More importantly, it's fit for purpose as it keeps the CPU wonderfully cool.
06 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hjalte Beware: Cooler is very big
Be careful when buying this for your PC. The cooling system is so big that you might not be able to use regular sized RAM.
I was able to use regular sized RAM, but had to move one of the fans upwards slightly, which might have lowered the cooling potential a bit.
Cooling-wise, it does seem to keep my CPU cool and it does so with very little noise. Idle temps at around 45C, but my cabinet is highly noise-insolated and I am looking at adding some air-flow.
17 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by drbarnes82 Excellent cooler, nightmare install!
Title says it all really, very good cooler, i7 4770k 30deg's idle, 60+deg's @ standard clocks with Prime95.
But...the install wow! The worst mounting system I've ever come across. Had to remove the MOSFET heat sinks completely to give me a chance of getting near the threads to tighten the cooler down. Complete nightmare but installed now and refitted the heat sinks. Couldn't recommend over the Noctua NH-D14, much more user friendly and same cooling/noise performance...that brown color scheme though :/
28 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorvex Awesome
The heatsink is a little large and heavy, but so long as you have your motherboard mounted properly it is fine, the fan's are so quiet, bequiet living up to its name, can't hear it over the case fans even with them running on silent mode, would recommend to anyone, it keeps my AMD FX 9590 Black Edition at a cool 39C idle with the fans running at 48% and i personally havnt seen it go over 48C under load with the fans at 70%
17 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ollie89 Great product
i didn't want to use water cooling so i thought i would give this a try. im so glad i did as it keeps my amd 8350 overclocked to a 4.4ghz at 28c when idle and 44c when gaming.
21 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gerry Nice cooler
+ temps (under 70 on 4670k)
- mounting system
21 April 2014