Amazing air cooler with rgb flair - as good or better than aio water coolers! :)
Absolutely fabulous cooler. I replaced a corsair h60 i've had for five years that i feared was failing on me. The temperatures out of the box amazed me. Even with the included thermal paste, it keeps my ryzen 7 1700 a chill 27-30 degrees c on idle, and it's quiet as can be. That's down about 10 degrees on idle from my old aio, and i can barely even tell it's running. My old h60 would noisily rev up to keep things cool, so the difference is quite noticeable. Talk about impressed! :d from other reviews i've seen, it appears to hang alongside 240mm aio rads, and i can totally see why after using it for about a week now.The top mounting bracket is interesting. For amd builds, it doesn't sit flush against top of the board like the bottom plate does, and it's a bit raised to sit just above the capacitors that my am4 board has nearby. Once you screw it in, the top plate rests against the bottom clip of the fan with no clearance issues whatsoever and a snug fit.The rgb lighting is really nice too. You'll need a free usb2 header on your board to use the rgb features of the cooler. The fan only has white ones, but "cryorig" atop the cooler and the underside leds can be individually controlled by installing nzxt's cam software. For my gigabyte board, the lights would retain their settings when the pc was shut down unless i enabled erp in the bios. After i turned them off, no more lights at night. Something to keep in mind if you use this in your bedroom.The cooler comes with an extra pair of mounting clips for a second fan if you choose, but in all honesty, i'm very happy with just the one.Highly recommended!