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This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
Pros: Most importantly: it cools my FX 8320 extremely well.
Exceeded expectations for quiet noise levels.
It has a very exciting look- the three large glowing fans look great from the side. (Do a goolge img search)
Cons: It's HUGE, but you should know this and do your research before you buy it. The larger size also ends up being a plus, since it helps with performance.
It's not what I would call easy to install. I didn't have any problems here, but it's definitely more involved than a smaller HSF that would clip straight onto the socket. You must removed your mobo from the case since you have to access the backside to bolt on a new bracket for stability. It's not hard, it's just involved. The instructions are fine.
Other Thoughts: It just *barely* fit in my case, but I had no problems fitting all my components with decent cable management. I'n VERY happy with performance, looks, and noise levels. It's essentially silent.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very quiet, efficient. Attractive, black finish with cable mesh for easy management.
Cons: Died after about 4 hours total usage. It literally shut down while I was still downloading some drivers in Firefox for my new system. I suspected the power supply right away, but wasn't 100% sure until I threw in a new one from Thermaltake, and it fired right up...
Other Thoughts: Looking into the RMA process right now.READ FULL REVIEW