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Pros: It's fast, reliable, and hasn't failed in the first month.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works a lot better than the stock heatsink in both thermal and acoustic performance. The fan is decently quiet at the lowest RPM my motherboard can bring it down to, which is one of the main reasons I even bother with aftermarket heatsinks.
Cons: As others have alluded to, the install isn't exactly like popping in the CPU or a new video card. Having done a number of these over the years I just resign myself to spending some time laying the parts out and kind of test-fitting the install before applying thermal grease and doing it for real. It's still nothing I would complain about though, at most the install is a mild irritation.
Other Thoughts: I did the install on an open bench. Would never attempt to install one of these ridiculous things with the mobo already in the case although I guess maybe in theory it's possible. None of these tower HSFs are much fun to install, but of the 4 or 5 I've done over the years, this one was by no means the hardest, but certainly not as easy as the old school heatsinks you just clipped on to existing HSF clamps from the mid 2000's. It seemed fair enough to me.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Z87M-PLUS LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Easy setup, has been reliable for the 3 months or so since I purchased it.
Cons: None that I know of
Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what to say other than "It just works". For something as fundamentally important as a motherboard, that's a good thing.READ FULL REVIEW