Pros: - Big, noisy, good looking cooler
Cons: - Price, limited availability
Upon receipt it was clear from the packaging alone that this was an item CoolerMaster were proud of. Installation began immediately, and the instructions provided were more than adequate to install this cooler quicklyand correctly. The mounting brackets were easy to work with, and the problems of wiggle, installation difficulty and general space issues seen online were not evident in this installation.
Final mounting is best done outside of the case. The two screws holding the heat sink to the board are a real pain to tighten with an allen key, especially with limited space.
The cooler looks awesome inside the case, and makes a fair amount of noise. This is no problem if you have loud music playing, or if you are in a different room watching TV, so the noise is only a problem for people who enjoy silence. Playing Rage for several hours shows that the Intel i7 2600K stays cooler than the GPU of the ASUS GTX 580, around 50C for the cores compared to 55C for the GPU. Prime95 Blend tests give a CPU temp of no more than 60C.
If you want a big, awesome looking air cooler to cover most of your board which will possibly block one memory slot if you have tall memory, and if you have a black and red, blue or purple theme to your case, and if you can find them - then you will like owning this cooler. I know I do.