Joined on 03/09/08
Pros: Great cooler. I used it to replace the stock cooler that came with my non OC'd i72600k that was getting too hot for comfort while playing games. The stock cooler is JOKE! My idle temps were around 35C and while gaming it got up to around 60-65C. Sense installing the cooler my idle temp has dropped nearly 13C and my gaming temp never goes above 48C. The install was relatively easy. This sucker CRANKS out HEAT which is good because thats what its supposed to do!
Cons: None really, almost need a extra set of hands to initially install the first fan and radiator. Fans are a bit loud when set to the highest setting...but if noise really bothers you, buy some headphones. The insructions suck...they dont even mention how/where to hook up the molex plug and CPU fan plug.
Overall Review: I ditched the thermal compound that came preapplied on the pump assembly for artic silver 5. Make sure you remove your ram before installing, you need the extra room. BE CAREFULL! You can easily crush a capacitor with the water block/fans/radiator!!! Install the first (exhaust) fan and radiator first, leave the Intake fan off untill after you have installed the water pump. install the water pump, install the push fan then plug the two radiator fans into the water pump, plug the 1 pin to the CPUFAN on your mobo and YOU HAVE TO connect the molex plug to your PSU or it wont power up. If youre also running an ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe mobo, disable the QFan option in the bios. When running the water pump should always hover around 2000RPM. The module inside the water pump assembly actually monitors the temperature of the CPU and modulates the 2 radiator fan's RPM accordingly to what setting you have it set to.
Pros: When it works, its detected automatically at the not advertised speed. You have to go into BIOS and bump up the speed yourself. The blue color matches my asus P8Z68 mobo nicely. Its stable and fast...when it works.
Cons: I had 1 stick fail and cause me BSODs 1 week into use on a brand new rig. I contacted newegg for an RMA. I recieved my RMA replacement ram 48 hours later. I installed all 4 modules and my rig failed to boot, it just kept restarting. I then tested each stick individually and 3 of the 4 sticks booted fine. 1 did not and was found to be DOA. I placed an advanced RMA yesterday to replace the replacement ram and was guaranteed I would be here today. UPS doesnt know where my package is, as there is no tacking information and newegg doesnt know where my package is either.
Overall Review: A very frustrating situation to be in and all I want is working ram. I can understand one stick failing, it happens, but having a replacement be DOA to replace the one that failed is over the top. This has caused me soo much downtime and stress its ridicolous. Ive had 2 bad modules out of 8..and of now I dont know if my 3rd set of this ram will be any good either.