easy enough to install. bolts through the motherboard to a bracket that you fit on the back so youll probably have to pull motherboard out to install.
VERY effective at cooling.
Its a large unit. check the dimensions of your case before buying.
bit disappointed by the noise. Far from silent. i was hoping and expecting way less noise. at low fan speeds its ok-ish. When its wound up its loud.
Excellent CPU cooler for beginners! Definitely a great place to start if you are unsure (like I was). The only little problem with this cooler is the bracket that mounts it to the motherboard, it allows the cooler to twist very easily while you are try to hold it down and tighten the screws on the back of the mobo. . . how ever this is a minor detail.
It's a bit big, but definitely a great cooler, running in push pull on a overclocked 3570K. Temps never go over 60C.
this is a great heatsink, its like 5mil away from my ram and gpu, so it just fits, it comes with a second fan addon too to make it extra quiet and temps are low as i ever had it on a non watercooled pc.
Been hyper 212 for 12 years. Super cooler for small money. The old version was a hell of a fit but the new clip-on solution for the fans made it all smoother.
Achieved personally 21% OC to 4.1 Ghz on my Ryzen 5 2600