It uses a mount that is not like the stock Intel cooler, so be advised, you will have to remove the MB to install this cooler.
If you are looking for a good fan with great performance that is cheap but still a very good quality I would definitely buy this fan over any other.
Understand that you will not see these kinds of results if your CPU Cooler is working properly however you can see a drop in temperature by about 10-15 degrees Celsius if you upgrade from a stock CPU Cooler.
This is a great CPU cooler.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED is a beast of a CPU cooler, both in size and performance (So far).It is a rather large cooler and you need to be aware of that when purchasing.
This is a review for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.This is the worst designed mounting bracket I have ever used!
I'm on my second unit because the fan of the first one failed.The first one did what it was supposed to do, in that it did keep the CPU very cool (I do a lot of processor intensive graphics work, which stresses both CPU and RAM).
I'm not exaggerating when I say that you can hear this fan rattling down on the first floor.I don't know if this is a design flaw, or if I was unlucky enough to receive two defective units.
They don't make noise but there is like half a centimeter of play, this fan is more resting on the cooler more than being held on.Cooler is great, that's it.
I use my PC mostly for Gaming and rendering videos/animations and with the stock CPU cooler it came with, it would kick in with high RPMS just to keep the CPU cool enough while rendering and it got to the point where it felt like it wasn't able to keep it cool enough and eventually having the CPU fry on me, decided to upgrade the cooler and found this one.After reading a few reviews I purchased one...and right away I noticed a huge difference in performance, quietness, and CPU being much cooler than normal (even while rendering) not once has the fans had to kick in to keep it cool while gaming or rendering, I gotta say for the price, this cooler is amazing and would recommend it to anyone!!