( 4.7 Average / 3 Ratings )
Great temperatures, one of the crews for mounting the block required most of my body weight in order to thread, longer posts would be nice so that i wouldnt have to flex my MOBO just to get it to thread.
I had the water cooler left over from my 8320E build and have since revamped that build entirely, leaving the water cooler just sitting on the shelf, so why not? Never had a problem with it, the pump is near silent and if it weren't for the LED I wouldn't know if it were even on.
One of the first things I decided to upgrade from the Maximum PC build was the cooler. They had originally suggested a air cooler, which I'm sure was a great cooler. However being the noob that i was wanted water cooling simply because it was cool and from what I read better for the most part. This was also around the time AIOs were getting popular and the ease in which it was to install and price vs custom loops was very appealing. As for performance this cooler is great, with the 240mm radiator, during stress testing it barely gets over 50 F staying in the 40s most of the time.