Joined on 09/10/09
Awesome CPU cooler!
Pros: This cooler is phenomenal! I am using with an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. With the stock cooler, I was running at 45c idle and 55-58c at load, OC'd at 3.8 GHz. Now, I'm OC'd to 4.0 GHz, with idle temps at 35-38c and load temps less than 50c! Additionally, this unit is extremely quiet. If it wasn't for the fans on my my video cards, my PC would be virtually silent.
Cons: This is not really a con, just a warning. The heat sink is large, very large. Make sure you get measurements prior to purchasing to ensure that you will have a nice fit.
Overall Review: Because of the way this unit installs, you may have issues with the second 120mm fan fitting over your memory heat sinks. I would recommend utilizing the motherboard/RAM compatibility list on Noctua's website to make sure that this unit is compatible with your set up.