Editors Liked

  • Performance/price firmly in midpoint between two excellent coolers
  • Good looks
  • Built in fan control
  • Unique angled fin design improves cooling
  • Backplates included for both AMD and Intel sockets
  • Dual fan push/pull design
  • Five 8 mm copper heatpipes
  • Toptier performance

Editors Didn't Like

  • No PWM on the fans
  • Multiple mounting brackets for Intel sockets
  • Must be installed outside the case
  • Fans are a bit noisy on high
  • Potential dust magnet due to second fan
  • Second fan required for high wattage overclocking
  • Fans not thermally adjusted (3pin header)
  • Fan speed dials require system access to change