15.1 - 31.6 dB
- 29 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build The Conarama Chaos PC (Now she has to marry me)
Bought this cooler specifically because I wanted to see how it compared to my Hyper 212 EVO. I'm not disappointed. They're about equal when it comes to the ease of heat dissipation.
- 26 points
- 58 months ago
from completed build Project: LANCER
I wanted the EVO 212, but Micro Center said that it wasn't to be. So I picked up what was, what I thought, the next best thing.
- 23 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build The Ultimate Budget Gaming Build
Perfect cooler. Cheap, quiet, and effective.
- 15 points
- 53 months ago
from completed build Programmer Development Rig
Important to follow all installation instructions, and follow instructions for the LGA 1150 socket, even though this CPU is an LGA 1151 socket. Although I thought this heatsink and fan was heavy and awkward at first, it might be the lightest cooling solution outside of an AIO liquid cooler.
- 13 points
- 51 months ago
from completed build The Little Engine that Could - Final Update
I have reviewed this in a previous posting. It came in like crap, but after sanding and polishing the bottom and applying more pressure onto the CPU, it now works much better. Actually a few degrees cooler than an H60 I purchased at some point. Just disappointed with how I got it.
- 13 points
- 19 months ago
from completed build 4K Gaming & Editing Build
With a cooler height limitation of 155 mm, there weren't many choices for air coolers with a 200mm side fan installed and to make things worse the H7 was out of stock and I was quickly running out of money for the budget. Then I remembered I had a new Hyper T4 that I never used, and even though it has a Max TDP rating of 180W, I decided to mod it, use different thermal paste and change the fans for better performance. I sanded and polished the base, and put some cardboard in the part where the clip goes to increase the pressure for better surface contact. I didn't use the thermal paste that comes with the T4, I used Arctic Alumina instead. I also mounted two 120mm Corsair fans from a h100i AIO instead of the one that comes with the T4. They can go up to 3,000 RPM at full speed if needed, but I have the PWM set to about medium speed. Overall it performs pretty good, I ran Small FFT's in Prime95 and Temps only went up to 78C. But under normal conditions like gaming it only goes up to about 65C. This is a pretty good result with the modded T4 and I am proud of the results. In the future if my client wants to overclock, I can upgrade it to a cooler with 6 heatpipes.
- 12 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build Black Tower Budget -- a mATX for a Friend
Cools well for the cheap price, wouldn't recommend for anyone looking for an overclock though. After using the TX3 and Geminii M4 from CM though, I have to say I am really not a fan of the retention bracket style that applies to Intel configs used for the T4. Its a bit of pain to get on and just doesn't feel as secure as other coolers I've installed.
- 12 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Living Room PC/ HTPC
Much quieter than the whiny stock fan that my FX 4300 came with and is virtually silent. Keeps everything nice and cool.
- 11 points
- 60 months ago
from completed build The Little Engine that Could
I am pretty disappointed in this cooler. Now it works great, I have my G3258 at 4.4GHz with a max temp of 70C. But getting it there was not fun. The finish on the bottom of the heat sink is god awful. I didn't really notice it until I looked at the stock Intel cooler. The finish on the contact pipes is very grainy and it requires a good amount of thermal paste to compensate, which we all know is not a good solution. Also the AMD style clip doesn't apply anywhere near enough pressure. So I just shoved some paper in where the clip clamps down and now it applies plenty of force, I can barely get the thing clamped in. For the bottom I polished it with Blue Magic metal polish numerous times and then cleaned it with isopropyl to get rid of the silicone film left on it. My extra efforts took off ~10-15C from when it came out of the box, and I'm proud of that.
Of course I could have just returned it.
TL;DR: Contact pipes have an awful finish and the clip doesn't apply enough force, but it's correctable.