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i now have a freezer for a pc
on 19 August 2013
i have fitted this item into a coolermaster 550 silencio case that has a gigabyte 990fxa am3+ motherboard and an amd fx8350 processor within it and it runs fantastically. using the existing case fan i used the fan supplied with the water cooling kit in a push pull configuration around the radiator. the whole installation process took about 30 minutes and the computer was back up and running without any problems. i noted mr. ford's comments below before i purchased the item but i couldn't find any other concerns about it on any forums or web sites but i did notice that my kit contained 2 different backing plates for amd motherboards (a black one and a silver one), these 2 items differed by having different sizes of posts, the black having shorter posts. i used this plate which has given me a very good contact between the cooler and the cpu. there was another plate for intel cpus
the only downside to the whole kit is the instruction leaflet which is worse than an ikea flat pack manual, but any person who is going to fit this should have some basic knowledge of how to build items and a little research on you tube goes a long way. the cooler retaining screws do take a bit of effort to go into the backing plate but if you have an understanding wife who gets fed up of seeing their beloved strain and curse then it's a breeze to fit.
i have run my computer for about 14 hours at a time and at the end of each session it has been extremely cold. the airflow through the machine has been excellent with no big lumps of metal to get in the way. if you have your computer on for any length of time then i would recommend purchasing a water cooler and this one is highly effective at a reasonable price