Top positive review
22 December 2018
Let my start off by saying that this cooler is overpriced. For the same price you can get Dark Rock Pro 4 which is top end air cooler right now. But unless you have a nuclear reactor of a CPU, you don't need that much cooling.
Cooler itself comes nicely packaged. Cryorig included a large tube of thermal paste, enough for multiple applications. Box includes mounting hardware for any mainstream socket, including AM4.
Installation is fast and simple. Although its a little weird because bracket on which you mount the cooler doesn't have any tension when cooler is not installed, so its moves around a lot until you put the cooler on it and tight the screws.
As for the performance - its good. My i5 8600k running at 5Ghz stays around 65-68c in CPU heavy games such as Battlefield 5 in well ventilated case. Its also very quite, I can't hear it over other fans in the system.
RGB - Great bonus. Quality lights from NZXT, they look amazing. Although, if your motherboard doesn't cut the power to USB when PC shuts off, RGB lights will stay on and illuminate your room if PC is standing in the open which can be annoying. But remember that in order to use RGB, you need to plug it into USB2 header on the motherboard, so make sure you have spare one or you will have to disconnect front USB headers of your case.
Overall I'm giving it 5 stars because I don't mind paying extra for a good looking cooler if I don't need high end cooling. If you have to cool 9700k or 2700x, then you better off getting high end cooler like Noctua or DRP4. For mid range CPU, this cooler is great.