Pros: Nice Intel logo LED on the pump, Fan LED can be turned off if you prefer. Relatively quiet, different length screws provided for installation options, nice flexible hoses, radiator designed to fit easier than some other brands. Thermal paste is not on the cooling block, but in little baggies, which is nice if you want to use your own anyway. The whole package seems to be well engineered and a lot of details are thought of. Keeps my 3930 cool with a modest overclock.
Cons: Installatuon instructions aren't that great. Does not allow for more extreme over clocking but that to be expected from a small all in one unit.
Other Thoughts: There may not be much of a difference between this and a good big air cooler, but you should already should know that. Every one seems to favor Corsair H** coolers those are fine but for a full price I'd take this any day for better engineering and attention to details, not to mention LEDs. Cooling capabilities pretty similar to H60-H80. I bought this locally because I needed something quick while Newegg/FedEx had delays on my H60 order. Love Intel cooler! Though it was more expensive I have no regrets; now the price seems about the same...
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Pros: Quiet, efficient, tough but flexible pipes, 4 pin PWM fan, long and short screws for attaching fans. CPU is remaining cool, under load, and there is little to no noise to be heard.
Cons: Included instructions lack detail. They are graphical only.
Other Thoughts: I spent several hours investigating the fan issue. I've never seen a fan (especially a PWM 4 pin fan) that rotated backwards like this. I didn't initially notice the problem till I noticed hours after installation that no heat was leaving the back of the case. That's when I opened up the case and noticed the fan was pulling air through the radiator into the case. I installed the typical installation with the radiator mounted at the back of the case with the fan oriented to blow air through the radiator. The fan was oriented correctly (no spacers required in this orientation). The pump was wired properly to the motherboard and the fan properly to the pump. When replacing the included fan with another one (a Vortex fan), the replacement fan rotates correctly. The included fan was just somehow internally wired to spin backwards. Maybe a fluke, maybe a whole range of these fans were mis-manufactured. Installers should double check proper fan rotation as this can cause excessive heat buildup in your case. Attached video shows backwards fan rotation which is clearly a manufacturing flaw.
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