4/3/2013 6:21:41 PM
King_Of_Codfish from Whitecourt writes:
- keeps my i5-3570k cool, looks beefy, comes with a great fan, and can add a second fan to the cooler with included hardware
- wish it came with a second fan
- great cpu cooler would buy again and will recommend
Good, Cheap, Good Looking
3/10/2013 1:20:12 PM
Juan from Calgary writes:
- Does its job well and looks good in my ThermalTake MK-I case.
- Only comes with one fan.
- I'm using this on an i5-2500k overclocked at 4.5Ghz with temperatures never exceeding 50C. I added another fan which is running faster than the intake fan and I think that makes a difference. I replaced the intake fan with one with LED's and it looks pretty nice considering the price. The cooler was easy to install and not too bad to work around it if you have a big case.
Nice cooler at a great price
3/8/2013 11:27:50 PM
Kevin from Edmonton writes:
- It's been pretty quiet so far, even with gaming, temp hasn't gotten over 35 degrees. I didn't think it was going to fit in my case but it actually looks really cool in there. The installation was pretty simple too.
- None so far.
- A very nicely priced cooler, it's working great and is allot quieter than the stock fan that came with my cpu which sounded like a jet engine when I fired up games. It's pretty big but will fit in a normal sized mid tower, if you have a slim case forget it.
2/5/2013 12:00:08 AM
Andrei from Edmonton writes:
- It's tall but not too tall.
Gives a great look to the inside of your computer.
Stays cool for hours, fan can be controlled on the fly.
Pretty easy to install.
- Only that it should come with 2 fans.
Maybe some better thermal paste should be included.
- If you use the stock cooler for your CPU, upgrade to this ASAP. It runs cooler, faster, and just overall better. Can be used on overclocked CPUs which is a big plus. If you're looking for something cheap, reliable and easy to install, this is for you!
Good Heat Sink
2/2/2013 8:43:50 AM
Justin from Edmonton writes:
- Fan is Quiet, heat is lowered
- Very large, must have a large case to fit this. Have to remove motherboard to add brace so that heat sink is secured safely to motherboard. Instructions are a little on the poor side.
- Its excellent, I just did not expect to remove my motherboard so that the brace system can get installed underneath. So it may take longer then expected to install
1/24/2013 10:15:11 AM
David from Edmonton writes:
- Picked this up yesterday for my i7 3770k. Can keep the temps under 60 @ 4.2ghz.
- Anything over the 4.2-4.4ghz mark, and you will need liquid cooling. I tried a 4.7ghz OC with this fan and my temps were instantly up in the high 80's, low 90's
- Good if you are planning on keeping your cpu at stock or a small overclock.
OK cooler for overclocking
1/23/2013 5:47:41 PM
Brandon from Edmonton writes:
- At 4.0 GHz it keeps my cpu within the 70C range while running Prime95, at idle around 32C. It's a great cooler if you're not planning on doing a lot of overclocking.
- At 4.5 GHz using the thermal compound included with it my average temp while running Prime95 was 90C. And this is even after putting a Silverstone AP121 fan on the cooler and putting tape over the edges to increase airflow through the fins.
- This cooler excels when doing moderate overclocking, but as sooner as you kick it up a notch it doesn't do so good. I would say its definitely worth the price for the performance you get out of it. If you're not doing stress testing it will work fine at 4.5 GHz or lower, for gaming my temps at that frequency were within 70C.
2600k OC'd to 4.7 ghz WITH hyperthreading
1/5/2013 11:33:31 AM
Sean E from Calgary writes:
- Amazing, low price. Great cooling capabilities.
- Won't fit into all cases.
- Using this heatsink and an asus asus pz68-v pro I run my i7 2600k at 4.7 ghz with hyperthreading enabled at a very reasonable 65C when running intel burn in. This fan allows me to squeeze an extra $300 worth of performance out of my PC.
11/23/2012 10:15:13 PM
Eric from Winnipeg writes:
- Using the paste that comes with unit, over 20C cooler at 100% load than the stock heatsink/fan on FX-8350 CPU @4GHz. Fan is very quiet and runs <2000RPM under load, compared to stock fan @6300RPM that sounded like a small vacuum cleaner.
Mounting was pretty straightforward.
Comes with clips/bracket to attach a second fan (not included).
- On AM3+ board (Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0) make sure you have low-profile RAM in the first memory slot if you plan on using the fan on that side.
- Great cooler for a good price.
The right choice for me
11/5/2012 6:33:05 AM
Eddy from Calgary writes:
- Fits all modern sockets, cools exceptionally well, dual fans optional. Replaceable fans, standard 120mm.
- Loud, cheap sleeve bearing fan. At 1900 rpm you can really hear it. Almost didn't fit in my mid tower despite the enlarged cutout on my MB tray, Cooling tower clearance from case door is less than 3mm, seriously. Might run quieter with the fan pulling rather than pushing
- System is an old Phenom 9500 x4 95w TDP. Stock HSF idled at 35c and ran games at 53-59c. This idles at 23-24c and runs the same games at around 30-32c peak. fans at 100%.
The salesman talked me off a closed loop WC and on to this at half the price. The right choice for sure, but it wouldn't work in a smaller case. While it supports a dual fan set up, you will see no benefit from it if you have a 120mm mounted at the case rear. In my case the rear case fan aligns nicely with this.