( 4.8 Average / 40 Ratings )
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I love this CPU fan!!! Very quiet and sexy, but the installation was a nightmare!!! Took me 2 hours, 2 people and building some ungodly contraptions to get it on there, as the case I was using was quite big and I'm a small person. Once it was on there it was on there though and it works as i expected it would!!!
Got this for $75 on NewEgg and it awesome. Yes, it is gigantic and needed to be carefully installed, but it is dead quiet, with killer low temps and looks better than any other cooler out there.
I didnt realize how big this was going to be, and when i opened er up, i was pretty intimidated by it's size.
It was a LOT easier to get in than people said, an fits real snug. Quiet as all **** and keeps er cool
I've never bought anything like this cooler. It's HUGE and very quiet (as the brand name says) even in full load. It is a bit tough to install though.
This cooler is a beast and is very quiet, and it has a pretty good price when it's at $60 (not when I bought it...). However, I did dock a star because the mounting system is hell. It took me 3 tries and around an hour to mount it with only 3 nuts (as detailed in the build description).
Pros: Sleek black & very quiet. Effectively cools my OC'd 4930K.
Cons: So large, that it touches my mosfet heatsinks, RAM heatsinks, and GPU in pcie slot 1. If it were just a few millimeters smaller all around, it would be the perfect size.
Outstanding performance that can keep an OC'd Skylake proc nice and cool, with great aesthetics and almost no noise to speak of. Downsides are the cooler's size (seriously, this thing is enormous and weighs about a kilo) and installation system - you don't so much mount the cooler to your motherboard as the other way around. Large motherboard heatsinks around the CPU socket will make it even more challenging, since you need to thread small nuts from above the board while screwing them in from the bottom of the mobo to lock it down.
Keeps my CPU very cool (15°C in Idle). Nice big cooler.
Awesome looking cooler. I personally think this is the best looking CPU air cooler out there. Super quiet while performing like a champ.
I just wish the orientation of the Be Quiet name in the middle of the cooler can be switched. I had to orient the CPU fan direction vertically instead for horizontally so that the be quiet name would be upright :p
There are a lot of reviews out there saying this cooler is dreadfully hard to install and that the toy-like tools are very hard to use. They were installing it the wrong way though. If you install the cooler the way it was intended to be installed, it is very easy. Not as easy as Noctua's mechanism, but still easy overall.
Here is the install video I found in youtube:
Works Beautiful, quiet, keeps my i7-4790k at 26c idle and 46c under load. BE WARNED, WILL NOT FIT IN ALL CASES Be sure to check your case dimensions before buying