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Pros: I installed this on my XFX 6870. Idle temps went down from 41C to 31C. Max load went from 89C (via furmark) to 59C! In most games I never even reach 50C. Also, I've ben able to overclock my card a bit with only a degree ot two increase in temps.
The card is virtually silent! My quiet case fans are louder than my card now. My card bever gets hot enough for the fans to be heard. Even at 100% fan speed, it's only slightly louder than my case fans. However, I think the auto fan speed has only reached around 30% during gaming!
Cons: The adhesive paste for the heatsink took much longer than the recommended 5 hours cure time (took more than 10 hours).
The setup was a bit confusing. As all cards are different, I had a hard time making sure I didn't leave out a heatsink on something like a voltage regulator.
This product definitely needs more detailed instructions and higher quality adhesive paste.
Other Thoughts: For $40, this afternarket cooler will spring new life into a card with borh cooling performance and silence -- a must buy for aging cards!READ FULL REVIEW
*Inexpensive; got it for $65 during Black Friday sales
Other Thoughts: Try and catch it while its on saleREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: i5-2500K running @ 4.5Ghz with ease.
Idles @ 21C
Full load @ 56C
Other Thoughts: It runs cool and relatively silent. If you've been thinking of buying the 212 Evo, stop hesitating. It costs less half the price of the higher-end coolers and is worth every dollar.READ FULL REVIEW