installed on 8th gen i7. temps came down about 10+C for light use staying under 30C now. heavy use temps came down by 25C or so. I installed this with my own AS5, but it does come with a small package of thermal paste.
biggest drawback to this unit is the 3 wire fan. It's ideal for older systems. Only get this for a newer computer if you have an extra 4 wire fan around.
The cooling tower is also too tall to put the computer case side cover back on. i'm okay with that.
Deep cool 400s silent
Reviewed by: Brian
Excellent 4 heat pipe cooler. At half the price of the Cooler Master hyper 212 evo. Smooth, well machined base. On sale it is a no brainer!
Best Budget Cooler
Reviewed by: Phillip
Comes with LGA1700 bracket in the box. Works great at cooling my 12100. Very cheap and fan isn't loud. Came with a little thermal paste as well.