Editors Liked

  • Relatively small design
  • BlackPearl Nickel Plating
  • Red or Blue LEDs
  • Toptier performance
  • Quiet
  • Good looks
  • Less sharp than its predecessor
  • Decent Performance
  • Plenty of directed air "spill" that cools northbridge heatsink and VRM
  • Support Intel and AMD sockets
  • Fixed fan
  • 135mm LED Fan
  • CPU Compatibility
  • PWM controlled 135mm fan
  • Compact size that offers plenty of room for RAM clearance
  • Fan adapter for quiet operation
  • LED fans
  • Light weight
  • Polished base
  • Compatible with both Intel and AMD

Editors Didn't Like

  • Subpar cooling
  • Expensive
  • Frustrating install
  • Proprietary bolts
  • Price needs to be lower
  • Some installation steps complicated, Fan very loud at fullspeed
  • Unique fan, can't get a spare one after the included one's life runs out
  • No provisions to attach additional or thirdparty fans
  • Single Fan Solution
  • Noise Levels
  • Mounting system could be severally improved