Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by FireHawkGaming Incredible, but check your case first.
Dosent attach well to a Aerocool X-Predator ultimate case, had to remove top big fan and could only place 3 screws. HOWEVER, it still works well and my PC is so much quieter for it.
CPU is ridiculously cool now. I am using an AMD FX-9590 cpu which is a 225 watt CPU running at 5ghz with 8 cores.
CPU could reach 70c at which point it would shut off.
It would reach that with any CPU intensive game.
With this cooler, CPU reaches at most 25c, on rare occurances after several hours, can reach 35c but the fans then draw more air through the radiator thus cooling the hydro solution and the CPU, immediately cooling it to 20c, this in a room which is often at 27c.
CPU idle temp with cooler is just 15c.
I highly recommend this or any similar Corsair hydro cooler, specially when using 8 or 9 series AMD FX processors.
16 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by wuuty Great product !
Runs nice, quiet and COOL. I am using it with i5 6600K CPU and MSi Z170 Gaming 5 MB OC'd to 4100mhz and it runs at about 20C stock and not more than 30C while gaming(GTA5). I will try to overclock it higher but I just got my new set up and didn't had time to run stress tests or try other games. Im using it with phanteks enthoo pro m and its really tight no matter if I installed it at the top or front I had to lose CD Drive bay
21 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balvasar Great
arrived quickly and in perfect condition, once installed works very well. The installation insurance scan offers for just a few pounds is also an added bonus. Very happy with the product and scan, will
use this site again for sure.
21 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gerry14 Not as loud as I'd thought, just hums along and rocks!
1st thing to note - this is wide! I mean, wider than the 120mm I thought is was! (should have paid more attention). So I had to modify my case a bit to make it fit, but once fitted I've never been happier with a CPU cooler. Software has a ton of useful metrics and it runs near silent for most of the time, with the option of course setting it to full blast if you want. Looks great once powered up as well :)
17 August 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jasonst888 Don't expect it to be silent.
This is a good AIO that keeps the cpu very cool with absolutely no fan noise. However the pump noise is noticeable especially if you are aiming for a fully silent build. If you are happy with a gentle hum then it is fine, if not then look to a decent air cooler. Switched back to the dark rock pro3 and whilst under load temps are higher....it is silent.
15 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmaM All round great product
I bought this with the corsair 450D case, it fits perfectly on the top of the case. My processor was running at 60 degrees now it always around 30 no matter what I'm running. highly recommended
08 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phantom Fiddly but well worth it
I just bought this to go into a Corsair 760T case and sit atop an I7 4790K on an Asus Maximus VII Hero board. I chose the GTX as it has 2 x 140 fans rather than 2 x 120 fans = more cooling for roughly the same power draw.
Time of writing it is the middle of the UK July 2015 "Heatwave" where it just hit 36.7c at Heathrow today and it is very hot in the room but with the stock fans and playing COD games, this is still keeping the CPU at about 40c before any overclocking and running at base 4.0 Ghz. Stock fans are quite noisy though as they are running hard. Noise level now convinced me to swap the stock fans out for Noctua NF-A14 fans which at £18 each are pricey, but more powerful, more focussed but really quite even under max spin.
I was a little nervous having never done the paste to chip thing before and always been an air cooler. Let me tell you the leap of faith was well worth it and you don't need to buy a bundle where someone has done it for you. You can do it yourself. Bit fiddly but easy enough. Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey!
In the 760T case, it fits easy enough but you must have a case with 2 x 140 vents on the top of the case. If you have no vents or a single vent case, either don't choose this product or upgrade your case at the same time.
Tips for fitting:
> Fit the back plate for your CPU type. Get back plate the correct way round.
> Fit the mounting screws for your CPU type on the other side of the board above the CPU. Intel are the ones with equal length screw threads on either end. AMD ones have different size thread on each end.
> Don't worry that the back plate still wobbles once the screws are tightened.. Once you fit the pump, it will sort itself out. Don't try to over tighten the screws.
Pre-plan which way around you are going to fit the pump and how you want the pipes to go... don't put them in front of your rear fan. Put them over your memory. You won't need small form factor as there is plenty of clearance. I have tall chips and the pipes easily clear them.
Get the pump fitted first to make the radiator fitting less fiddly. It is fiddly enough as it is without worrying about damaging the pump.
The pump is pre-coated with thermal paste so when you take the plastic cap off the pump end, you are committed !
Line up the pump onto the threads, press the middle of the pump onto the processor firmly and DO NOT LET IT LIFT IT UP when you are fiddling around trying to screw the nuts in place and tighten them... If you let the pump move upwards even slightly, it will create air bubbles in the thermal paste and you are in a world of trouble. One hand holds the pump firmly on the centre of the chip and the other hand deals with the crews #tighten them diagonally .. NE, SW, NW, SEast#
Tighten these all the way and there is no more back plate wobble and the pump/paste/chip are firmly locked together.
Once that is done, time for the really fiddly bit getting the radiator and fans attached to the case.
Firstly, look on the sides of the stock fans and you will see and arrow showing direction of the air flow... you want the fans airflow facing away from the rad and out of your case as the exhaust.
This is called "PULL"
Depending on your motherboard, I have the Asus max 7 hero, you can add additional fans on the other side of the radiator to create a push / pull through the radiator and double your cooling power. The rad has screw holes for the fans on both sides and with my board, I have space around the CPU to setup a push/pull fan system through the rad to really keep that expensive chip temperature down and allow for much heavier overclocking.
> There are 8 long black screws for fitting through the case, through the fans and just barely into the radiator .. 2-3mm into the rad. #Put both fans in at the same time between the rad and the case ceiling. Makes it a lot easier to move them around whilst trying to fit them#
>Don't tighten the screws completely, just a turn or two to let you to line up the other fan holes ... This is the really fiddly and a bit frustrating but doable.
> Fit the top two of each fan first into the radiator holes and the bottom holes will line themselves up.
All in all, this is definitely the way to go over fan cooling but you must invest in the case to accommodate the radiator and the fans.
Really pleased with this product. Well worth the money and even better I did it myself.
01 July 2015