Pros: Good preformance, Near silent, Pricing (38€), Doesn't take more than 3 slots, Good looking
Cons: Lack of precise instructions, Bends the card a little, Frustrating installation, Rubber spacers, Adhesive tube was "stuck"
I have a few major complains about the installation. First of all the rubber spacers that came with the cooler are horrible, and yes I mean HORRIBLE. (The ones that go in between the cooler and the card itself. After I had successfully installed the cooled on the card I wondered why the fans were on full speed. Then I got into windows and checked the temps: they were near 80C and not even on load. I looked at the cooler and was shocked. The cooler had no contact with the GPU itself what-so-ever. I quickly shut down the PC and started to look for the reason since the screws were quite tight and I was afraid to tighten them at all. I took the set-up apart and came to the conclusion that the rubber spacers were too hard/too thick and they prevented the GPU from having a clear contact with the cooler. Then I took the accessory box of my case and took 4 rubber spacers that were thinner and softer than the provided ones. Then I tried it with them and saw that they had good contact and the temps were at 30C. Btw the instructions were terrible. There were a few pictures with a few lines of text on them. It was left to the individual to figure out the rest that was not told.
And yes, the cooler does bend the card a little. I'm trying to find a solution which wouldn't look so dumb like having red strings holding it.
Then the adhesive tube... Well yeah. It wouldn't opent from where it was supposed to open. The tip of it was covered in metal. The instructions said that I should force the stuff out of there by using pliers. Well I did and the stuff came from the opposite end and then I just cut it more so I could actually use it.
So then the results:
On idle I get about 32C on GPU and 39C on the VRMs. On load it tends to get "a little" futher ^^ On load the GPU has an absolute max of 64C and the VRMs 67C (fan 60% OC 1200/1550 Stock is 975/1500). My case fans are all at 7V except the rear one which is at 12V. Mind you that I have only one exhaust. Adding a pair of fans on the top would probably lower the temps by a couple of degrees. So as you can see it offers great performance compared to the stock cooler and definitely quieter. Whole system's noise levels are probably about 20-30dba. Now after all the hard time of installing the cooler I'm completely satisfied.
Sorry for the typos