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Thursday, June 25, 2020
It's cheap, but yet the parts (cooler, radiator, cables, mounting brackets, etc.) are built very solidly and nothing feels flimsy. Comes with everything you need to mount it to various kinds of socket types, and even comes with little goodies like power splitter cables for the fans, as well as parts to still let you use the LEDs even if your motherboard doesn't come with a RGB header. Cooling performance is good, and can help keep your PC quiet if you had previously ran a workload that would've made a traditional heatsink/fan-based cooling solution sound like a jet engine.
The 2 radiator fans are on the loud side at medium-to-high speeds, and the relatively high pitch of the fans are enough to be a distraction in an otherwise quiet room. I've worked around it by using software (also possible via BIOS settings) to force it to use lower RPMs, since I see negligible differences in temperature at higher fan speeds when using 100% CPU utilization, but even then the intermittent hum/whurring coming from the fan at these low speeds is still noticeably annoying (in a way that the other fans on my case are not).
Despite being a budget cooling solution, the quality here is good. The cooling capabilities are better than that of a fan, but not by an insane amount, at least if you're doing CPU-intensive workloads and/or overclocking. The fans are annoying enough that some folks may want to consider replacing them. In all honesty though, while I am happy with my purchase overall, I would have also been fine continuing to use my stock Wraith Prism cooler that came with my Ryzen CPU, as Ryzens happen to not benefit a lot from fancy cooling solutions due to how the heat is concentrated in a small area. However, I do seriously appreciate how quiet my PC is when I run hours-long tasks at 100% CPU utilization, compared to the stock cooler which would've filled the space I work in with noise. If you picked this up for $80 like I did, this can be a decent consumer-grade cooling solution.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Quiet pump Cools well RGB is good if you like solid colors that don't flash (I really like this) Comes with mounts for all socket/chip types Strong fans, good pressure, flow well
Loud fans Fans have rubber mounting tabs that lift the fan off the radiator. This is very inefficient as it creates a gap between the fan and the radiator, airflow leaks out of these gaps
Fantastic product. Dropped my Ryzen 3600 from full load benchmark temps of 83° C down to 67° C and is quieter to boot. RGB is good, but not bright (if thats your thing) Nice quality, feels like a good product. Would suggestion swapping fans out for quiter ones (Arctic F14 are quiet and have good pressure for use with radiators). Do not use the included thermalpaste. Noctua NT-H1 is $10, highly recommend, will drop your temps another 3 ~ 4° C. For the price, this cooler can't be beat
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
This thing looks great, its not addressable RGB, but the all black with braided cables and bold LED colors make it a great and affordable way to add some premium bling to your build. And if you act now you get some really great thermals out of this thing, and it will cool a CPU at very low rpm's (It's Quiet!). That pretty much checks all the boxes on what a good cooler should be. (that reads like a second rate sales pitch. Sorry!).
For pure thermal performance... this is not the very best AIO cooler available. There is no ARGB (Will not work on a 3 pin RGB header).
This is a very adequate cooler, even for overclocking, but the real seller on this affordable solution is the premium aesthetic. Even the included controller works well if you do not have a 4 pin RGB header on your motherboard. I'm very happy, that i didn't spend a lot more money on something only slightly better.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Price: Wicked cheap compared to other liquid coolers Cooling: Amazing at keeping your cpu cool. great for OC RGB Lighting: what more can you want!
The hose that runs from the water block to the radiator could be a little longer had to run push/pull to get it to fix in the front air intake of my case.
Bought this cooler for my older 1366 socket i7 930, and was able to overclock a lot due to the cooling this thing produces, kept my core under 70'c from 4.3ghz at 1.375Vdc. For 120$ its a steal of a deal for a liquid cooler WITH RGB. When my custom loop dies in my main rig, ill probably buy another one of these.