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Pros - nice looks, matches Corsair blue Dominator module colour scheme - black sleeved power cable
Cons - price is high (but you can PM to be much more reasonable) - fans are small and high RPM
Summary With the fans the size and speed they are at full tilt you will hear them. But with a fan controller you can dial them back to a point where they are moving air but not creating much noise--that's what I did and I'd definitely recommend the same.
The clip system works well, you can get it on nice and snug. I am using Corsair Dominators which are tall with their heatsinks and this cooler is designed to fit over tall modules.
I'm unsure of the true effectiveness or need of these. I overclock and it runs fine, but I haven't checked into temps with and without. If your modules are hot I'd say it's a worthy investment.
Pros + Fits over any standard DDR3, clamps onto memory slot clips. + Keeps all 6 modules at ~ambient temperature. + Very well built, extruded aluminum body with sleeved cable.
Cons - Some people might complain about the noise, but we can only hear it in our office if we jam our heads in our cases.
Summary Even at idle, 6x2GB Corsair XMS3 at 1333MHz at 1.5V is too hot to touch in our i7 machines. Every 10°C change alters the lifespan by a factor of two in the world of semiconductors, and reliability is a must in the industry I'm in. If a system I build only requires three DIMM's, there's enough air gap for adequate heat convection. In a system with all six DIMM's installed, there's no room for convection. Strapping a fan to the modules would be cheaper, but you'd end up with a dead zone under the fan hub, and the attachment would be hokey. We will be purchasing these for all future systems where all six memory slots will be populated.
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Pros Does a great job at cooling my DDr3 ram. Loud a bit but the noise doesn't bother me. Not when you have 2 4870x2 going at full tilt :P
Cons It's a bit pricey but can be Pm'ed for a pretty good price.
I never received any screws with it so I had to procure some of my own.
Summary People are complaining about the noise but for me it's the least of my worries. I also have the DDr2 version of this fan and it works just as well as this one. Would recommend if you're into overclocking.
Cons Noisy at high speed Noisy at medium speed Noisy at low speed Takes up lots of space
Summary Bought one of these to go with some Corsair dominator DDR3 memory. This fan unit fits on nicely, and sure does push a lot of air onto the memory to cool it down, however it does this at a cost of two main things: 1) it is very very noisy, standard full speed off motherboard header is 4000+ rpm, even with Asus bios fan regulation lowest it goes down to is 2500rpm. At all speeds it is very noisy, and easily the most noisy thing in my case which already has several fans and harddrives. If i were to describe the noise i would say it is the bearings within the fan that make the loud high pitch whine. So regardless of what corsair may market on their website, this is in no way a silent cooler. 2) the other issue is that this is way bigger then i probably needs to be, and thus you might want to ensure you have plenty of space around your cpu especially if you have an aftermarket cpu cooler. Also it would have been nice if corsair put some led's or somthing on the fan to light it up and make it look nicer, as it is kinda plain. Oh and note that it does not look like the one on the ncix page, it has blue stickers instead of red, checkout the corsair page for a real picture of this item.
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