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Rated 5 out of 5 by mikeywat1 Really Good
This cooler is great. Its silent and keeps my AMD FX 8320 about 8 C below stock cooler and I am overclocking mine to 4 ghz.
No noise makes a huge difference.
14 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by franek Excellent product
I bought this cooler for i7 930 Bloomfield 2.8Ghz because fan on my original heatsink broke. I have Antec P180 (ish) case and ASUS P6T SE Motherboard with LGA1366 socket. The price was good and I though it's better to pay a little more and have something the others were also happy with. I was thinking about Cooler Master EVO 212 and Akasa Nero. Montage of Cooler Master was questionable. I could not find reviews on internet apart from one test on bit-tech.net about Akasa Nero. The size of other coolers were also problematic as I was not sure I could fir it in my case.
I bough this one. It fits perfectly in my case. The only issue (not issue to me) for someone would be the montage because it requires access to MB from back side to put four screws to attach the kit in front side. And essentially I had to take everything out to have more space to eventually attach this cooler. If one doesn't feel comfortable with things like this, one might need extra hands for this. Other that that, there's no issues at all. The montage was easy and without troubles. Another issue might be that other coolers are compatible with more sockets. This one fits only a few.
The performance is fantastic. I am genuinely happy with it. I've had it for 1 weeks now. It's very quite and RPM in normal circumstances has not exceed 600 apart from a test I did and mentioned below. Now I wish I could have quieter fans attacjed to case ;p
- on idle
the processor temperature is about 37°C on idle with rare peaks up to 41°C which is perfectly OK to me. On idle we should expect the temperature of a processor to be ~ 15°C higher than an ambient temperature. Mine is 22°C so the temp is absolutely correct.
I did a test to put my processor into full load 100% for 1 h 45 mins. I essentially run Prime95 which make constant calculations of prime numbers, FFT etc. and put processors into extremes. The temperature did not exceed 65°C which is IMO excellent score.
Generally, once it seats on processor it does its job :)
06 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tonyhag Does the job but..
This has solved the problem of my CPU overheating when playing games which occurred with the standard heatsink/fan.
The only problem I has was actually fitting it in my case which is a normal sized tower to get it to fit into my case I had to remove one of the fans on the side of the case as well as fit the heatsink fan facing a rear fan rather then on the side facing the front fan of my case
17 October 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by D7Torres Noisy fan
It was the CPU cooler I was looking for, a 120mm fan but less than 160mm of height... Also, I was looking for a quiet fan. And this met my requirements...
In my case, the fan is making a continuous clicking noise. So I am installing it with the fan of another cooler (better in my opinion but I couldn't install the other cooler because it was 160mm height).
I guess I had bad luck with the fan I received. But I don't going to spend time and money to get it exchanged.
18 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichTeaBiccy Excellent!
Relatively easy to fit, good build quality, excellent cooling and matches my Fractal Design Define R4 case really well! And a really good price too. Very pleased.
14 August 2013