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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best money spent!!!

    Posted .

    This is a great CPU cooler. I have a old AMD Sempron that I'm rebuilding into a sandbox computer, the stock fan was really loud and sounded like a jet engine taking off when I first turn it on or under heavy loads. I put this on and WOW it's like it's not even there plus my computer is running much cooler. That was before I added the second fan on the other side. The kit comes with a mounting kit so you can put a 2nd fan on the other side of the cooler and so i added it and It made it even cooler. I really am surprised by how great this cooler is. One thing I will say is that when you see it at first you will think it will not fit but it does. NOTE: 2nd fan doesn't Come with it, so you got to go buy it or recycle one from an old or dead computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good deal!

    Posted .

    I go to B.B. A lot. been eyeballin this cooler for a couple weeks. After verifying that it is indeed a rebranded coolermaster Hyper TX3, and reading reviews, I went for it. If you wet sand the base of cooler with superfine sandpaper, and polish CPU with rubbing compound,or toothpaste,in a pinch,(ummmm...minty fresh CPU!). lap the tubes where they join the base plate with the included thermal compound, and apply a proper amount to the baseplate, it will work great! My idle temp on an Athlon II x2 240, overclocked to 3.2 ghz was 28C. After installing the rocketfish, it stays at 19C! That's lower than the ambient temp in my house at the time! The highest temp, after four hours of prime95 is 34C! Buy It!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works great, but be careful (read below)

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    I have 2 of these and while they are a bit clumsy to install, they cool quite well once installed. HOWEVER, make sure your motherboard has heatsinks over your voltage regulators (VRM's). One of the machines I put it on has worked flawless (which has a VRM heatsink) and the other one I had to replace the board twice. Both times it lasted less than a week. It finally dawned on me that unlike many of the superior cooling systems, this one doesn't deflect any air down towards the motherboard so while the CPU stays perfectly cool, the voltage regulators eventually overheat and short out. I have pictures of 2 boards that did this, and the 3rd replacement has worked fine with the stock heatsink, albiet louder.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Cool

    Posted .

    Installed this ontop of my phenom 2 x4 955 BE, Fits real nice and the cpu stays at a solid 34c while overclocked to 4Ghz and under a heavy load. Im used to much louder fans and I caught myself checking to see if it was still spinning. For the price and performance I couldn't ask for a better heatsink /fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Garbage

    Posted .

    I have owned this heat sink for 3 months now. I knew buying it that I was rolling the dice. This thing was garbage out of the box. I tested it for a week allowing time for thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5) to set in. After a week I was not impressed as my Q9300 quad was at 50 degrees C. Using the stock cooler I was averaging 45 C. After lapping this cooler for an hour and waiting a week later i was satisfied with it at 41 C. So today 1/31/2011 I was having trouble getting my pc to boot and found it was a loose wire on one of my sata power connectors. When I gently closed the side of the case i heard a crash. When i opened it again what do I find but my cpu cooler laying at the bottom of the case. It has the same cheap push pins as Intel but I have never had an Intel cooler just fall out and trust me I made sure they were securely pushed in flush and the ends were spread on the other side. Moral of the story spend an extra 10 and get brand name not brand name rejects which is what these are.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice heat sink and cooler - over Intel Stock

    Posted .

    The unit was easy to put together - the snap in pins have to be screwed to the unit - they are adjustable based on which processor type. It comes with all the hardware needed, including the ability to add second fan. Leaving computer in C1E mode (allowing fan speed to adjust to maintain temperatures), this unit dropped temperatures by: 4 to 8 C in idle mode - which averaged 40 to 45 C, now 35 to 38 C. Room warmed to 72 F. Under full load - it dropped a minimum of 10 C, but more like 20 C. Maxing out processor using Prime95, dropped stock cooler high of 80 to 85 C to 70 C maximum, but more like 65 C average. Running a game like WOW, dropped temperatuer from 50 to 60 C to 40 to 50 C. Running 3D Mark advantage - temperature around 50 C. Processsor is a Q6600, revision GO, which is operating at 3.0 GHz, steady as a rock. Stock cooler was probably OK, but getting up to 80 F under full load and averaging around 60 C during gaming (again, room at 72 F) - it just feels better to drop the temperatures 10 to 20 C. The price was OK - so why not get the extra cooling. During the testing, I never heard the fan. ARtic Silver notes that it takes several cooling/heating cycles of the heat sink and CPU for optium performace. So these temps will only get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Read My Review

    Posted .

    This Rocketfish is a factory second of the Cooler Master Hyper TX3, re-branded for sale by Best Buy. Its fabrication did not meet spec for Cooler Master. The most consequential difference between it and the TX3 is the bottom of the heat sink, the flat metal part with 3 copper tubes running through it. The Rocketfish has wide grooves between the aluminum and copper. And this surface may not be as flat as the TX3. From close up pictures posted online by reviewers, it can be seen the TX3 does not have these grooves or they are significantly smaller. I used a straight edge on my Rocketfish and found the outer aluminum parts of the heat sink to be visibly shorter (rounded off), but the central copper and aluminum parts were flat (good). These two deficiencies mean less of the Rocketfish's heat sink will be in contact with the processor than the TX3. And so the Rocketfish won't cool as well as the TX3. The fan attaches securely. At high speed my motherboard's bios shows it at about 3,050 RPM. The fan performs well and is not that loud. Rating for the Rocketfish's build quality: 1 out of 5. Rating for its cooling performance: 3 out of 5 (it does work). I would not recommend it to a friend, and instead I would advise to buy the TX3 or something better. The included installation instructions are useless. Rating: 0 out of 5. WARNING: You CANNOT install this Rocket fish by pushing harder and harder. The process is easy, IF you know how. My instructions for a 775 motherboard: 1) Remove the fan by pulling loose the 4 clips that retain it. 2) Make sure the black cylinder for each of the 4 legs is not depressed and does not cover the inner white cylinder. 3) Attach the 4 legs with 2 screws each. There are 2 possible locations for each screw. Use the one that is closer to the center of the heat sink. 4) Use rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the top of the processor and bottom of the heatsink. 5) Squeeze out one small dot of thermal grease on each of the 3 copper tubes on the bottom of the heat sink, about 1/2 grain of rice on each. 6) Use a plastic bag wrapped around your finger. Smear and tap the thermal grease so it is spread evenly and thinly over the flat copper and aluminum bottom of the heatsink. 7) Decide which way you want the fan blowing heated air. I aimed mine to blow to the intake fan of the power supply. Another option is to aim it toward a rear exhaust case fan. 8) Turn the black plastic cylinders in the direction of the arrow that's imprinted on them. This unlocks this mechanism. YES, THIS UNLOCKS IT. 9) Position the Rocketfish on top of the processor so the 4 white tips are aligned with the 4 holes in the motherboard. 10) Easily push each black cylinder down until it covers the inner white cylinder. This should secure the 4 white tips into the holes in the motherboard. 11) This is the step that secures the Rocketfish to the processor. With one hand holding the Rocketfish, push one of the black cylinders down with a little more force than before. It doesn't take much, and you should hear a click. Turn that black cylinder in the opposite direction of the arrow that's imprinted on it. That will lock and secure the mechanism. Try to gently wiggle the black cylinder. It should feel secure. If secure, repeat this step with the black cylinder that is diagonal of the one just done. Then do the remaining two in any order. 12) Re-attach the fan. Make sure the 4 clips are secure. Plug the fan into a header on the motherboard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great cooling for low price

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    Took my temps down 20 degrees C compared to stock A8 cooler! Easy fit if you pay attention to how to thread AMD clip through the pipes. By setting to pull I don't even need a rear fan in my Silverstone case. At low setting it's almost silent. Best solution for a small case like my mini ATX.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Not a full review since I agree with...

    Posted .

    ...All the good reviews this has received. The only issues I had were fighting with mounting it on my mobo (AM3). As others have said, remove the fan and you will be ok. This thing is basically a rebranded Coolmaster Hyper TX3 RR-910-HTX3-G1. The replacement fan (or matching 2nd fan) is Coomaster R4-BM9S-28PK-R0 Blade Master 92mm Case Fan. For those looking for full stats (not listed on BB website but found in the manual): Airflow: 15.7-54.8 CFM Fan Speed: 800-2800 RPM Noise Level: 17-35dba Fan Pressure: 0.35-4.27mmH2O The fan noise is more of a white noise rather than a 'pitch' noise. Makes it very bearable vs the OEM heatsink/fan that it replaced #AMD 970BE#.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does its job...Cools my CPU but a pain to install

    Posted .

    The ROCKETFISH UNIVERSAL CPU COOLER is a great value for the price. I installed this on my old PENTIUM 4 530 Prescott chip, which with the stock INTEL Heatsink, would make so much noise trying to keep the chip around 70°C I would have to turn the speaker volume up to drown it out. It comes with all of the necessary mounting hardware for INTEL/AMD setups. The plastic clips that are supposed to lock down in the threaded screw holes are a complete joke. On my motherboard i could never get them to lock in tightly enough to hold the cpu cooler snugly against the chip. Out of frustration I used wire cutters to cut the plastic retaining clips off and recycled the spring loaded retention screws from the Intel stock fan. Using those screws the Rocketfish is firmly in place. Avg. temps at idle are 44°C with the Rocketfish vs 55°C with the stock Intel heatsink. Temperature under full load running Prime95 with the Rocketfish is between 54°C and 56°C vs 69°C to 74°C with the stock Intel heatsink. Even at full load the fan is whisper quiet. I've read in other reviews where people have set it up with an additional fan for a push/pull configuration. I don't feel that I need to install a second fan because the temperature achieved with one fan is incredible. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting superior cooling without having to shell out ridiculous cash. I almost bought the CORSAIR H60 instead of this. I am really glad I gave this thing a chance as I'm not looking back. i knocked off one star for having to go through the frustration with the plastic clips used to lock it into place. I hope in the future Rocketfish will ditch the clips and provide screws to give the CPU Cooler a firmer seat on the CPU.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works on AMD FM1 Socket

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    I have this cooling a 3.0ghz AMD Llano 3870k its keeping it cool at 34c idle, 39-40 med load and 41-45 playing Bioshock full specs @720p game runs and looks better than 360 version. Before Rockfish it would run at about 48c idle 52c med load and would give me heat warning when playing Bioshock at 61c+. This is my second cooler the first one had a bad fan but just exchanged it and this one worked first boot. So thats why I docked a star. Good price this is a rebranded Cooler Master Hyper TX3. Which goes for more on other websites. bout 5-10 more and didnt have to wait for it to be shipped. On side note since this cooler is bout 2.5 times this size of the stock cooler it fits snuggly but perfectly next to the RAM and the cool air bing brought in by the 92mm fan helps cool its as well 35c idle. PLEASE NOTE that it takes a bit for the cooler to kind of gel with the CPU as the next day after install it ran bout 7 degrees cooler across the board.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Pleasantly surprised

    Posted .

    Looks a lot like a re branded Thermaltake or Coolmaster to me. The install was very easy, but I have an AMD so I didn't have to really mess with anything. Gives you a few options for installation as far as direction, fan location and adding another fan if you wish. I reversed one of my exhaust fans that is directly behind this new cooler and then reversed the fan on the cooler. So I have one fan pulling fresh air from outside and blowing directly into the cooler. And the fan that came with the cooler is pulling the air through and pushing it to the front of my case. You could accomplish the same thing buy getting an extra 92 mm fan and attaching it to this cooler. It comes with the bracket. Just make sure you have sufficient exhaust in your case to get rid of the hot air. My system is an overclocked amd x2 240 overclocked from 2.8 to 3.5. With a negative pressure exhaust system. Not a fancy high end case either. Just a little Emachine I have been upgrading bit by bit. I was seeing temps around 30C at idle and 58 under a full load with prime 95. After installing this heatsink and reversing one of my fans I get 20C at idle and 35C under a full load!!! Those are pretty impressive results for 30 bucks. I was going to get the spinQ or the HD 50 water cooler for 70-80 dollars. I honestly don't see either of those working any better than this in my system. I have no problems recommending this cooler to someone for $30. Could you get better? Probably, but I bet you would have to spend more than twice as much. And then I bet advantage would be minimal. Keep in mind AMDs run cooler than Intel and I don't exactly have a stock exhaust system in my computer either. So your results might very depending on your system. No cooler will work well if you can't get rid of the hot air in your case.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    better than stock Ivy Bridge cooler

    Posted .

    The fan on this is loud at medium speed, even louder when processor is under load. Does the job for the price. I got a couple of "silent" fans and am totally happy now. This hsf comes with some brackets so you can add a 2nd fan, which is nice. With both fans, my 3570k is clocked to 4.4GHz, and at idle, my temps are 20-27 degrees C, stress testing caused my temps to go up to the high 60 C range, but stayed below 70 C. Also, I'm using Arctic Silver 5 instead of the included paste.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Installation takes 3 hands. I just had two.

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    Installation help for AM2/AM3 I spent 20 minutes trying to put this in today. I finally succeeded after much trial and error. So hopefully you read this before you start. The final trick I managed was as followed: Make sure you place the cam lockable clip into the "locked" position (rotate until it pulls tight) once you have it on the bracket and before you try to get it into your case. Install the fixed bracket into place and clip it to your heatsink mount. Once you have this in place, use a finger to hold the bracket on and slide the heatsink as far towards that bracket as possible (don't worry if it's not entirely centered on the CPU, that will fix easy enough) This leaves enough room to unlock the cam on the other side (while holding onto the fixed bracket so it won't come loose) and pull down to the bracket on that side. You should have a finger holding both brackets in place while you rotate the cam (with a free finger) to a somewhat locked position before letting go of the brackets to lock it in completely. The two alternatives to this method is to just remove your motherboard from the case (time) or bust out some superglue (messy) I didn't know what I was really getting when I bought (elevated heatsink with a vertical fan) but now that it is in my case I see the benefits. Heat and dust won't be blown down and towards other electrics and positioned as I do it blows the heat towards the rear case fan which evacuates it from the unit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great cooling solution

    Posted .

    I've built literally hundreds upon hundreds of systems, anywhere to dumb terminals, servers, gaming systems and everything in between. I have to say for a cooling solution sold by a big box store this is an excellent product. Like it was noted in another review this is basically a rebranded Cooler Master TX3 with the exception of how the fan attaches to the heatsink it's the same. I needed a quick fix for a noisy cpu fan and figured I'd check BBs site. I saw the reviews for this one and decided to give it a try since the BB store close to my house had one in stock and was I happy I found this one. I'm running this on a Foxconn motherboard and a Intel I5-760 CPU, it fit perfectly and the quick lock attachments worked perfectly, you do have to remember to rotate the knob 90 degrees after clicking them in place or it will probably fall out, "like another reviewer had problems with here and obviously doesn't know what he's doing". I ran a few tests under load and was really surprised to the approximate 10C temp drop over the Intel supplied cooler and without the any of the super loud fan noise coming from the OEM cooler, in fact it makes almost no noise. My Nvidia GTX560 makes a lot more noise than this under load. If you are in need of an excellent cooling solution, although more expensive than the on line equivalent, it's a good buy, as it's immediately available. If you can wait then order it's twin and you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works like a charm once you get it in

    Posted .

    Just replaced my stock heatsink with this on my AM3 Athlon II x3 435, unlocked 4th core and overclocked @ 3.55 Ghz dropped my idle and load (Prime95) temps by 20+ degrees (Then: 37-61c) - (Now:24-38c). As others have said this is a rebadged Coolermaster TX3 and there are noticeable gaps between the top parts of the heatpipes and the baseplate, It didn't seem to affect it much (I did fill the gaps nice with the included thermal compound) as the heatpipes still directly contact with the processor, it isn't the smoothest contact surface but then again that's what the paste is for. My only problem with this is the bracket, now I know its a universal model so the brackets can't come attached in case you don't need them but the the AM2/+/3 brackets were a bit hard to put on for me. It comes in 2 pieces with no instructions how to put them together (fairly obvious but still) and they have a fairly cheap feel to them compared to the intel connectors. They get the job done but have a bit of flex to them which worries me but the heatsink isn't too terribly heavy so I think it will be okay. There are also extra brackets to mount another 92mm fan on the other side if you wish to do a push pull fan configuration, haven't done so yet but plan to add in the future to hopefully drive down the temp even more. Would recommend for a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does a great job for me!

    Posted .

    I use a Phenom II x4 @ 3.4Ghz and this HSF unit keeps my idle temps at around 33C on idle and hits 44-46C on full load using AMD Overdrive stability test. The fan is a little loud when the CPU is being taxed (3200 rpm), but I can live with it. My motherboard has auto fan control, so during idle the fan is pretty quiet at around 2100-2200 rpm. I like the fact that I can install a second fan on the unit, but I use an Antec 300 case that has a 120mm fan at the rear and a 140mm fan above the unit. Installation was pretty simple and no motherboard removal!!! I cleaned the CPU with alcohol and a lint-free cloth, dried it with canned air, slapped on some Arctic Silver 5 and spread it with a clean razor blade, peeled off the plastic protector and set the heat sink unit on and clamped it down.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worked for me!

    Posted .

    I wanted a cooler for my Athlon II X2 machine, so I had seen some positive reviews on this one, and the price seemed right. As some others have said, this is a rebadged Coolermaster unit, and has some of the same drawbacks, namely the mounting brackets. The AMD brackets are a lot simpler than the Intel ones, but still, if you have a couple of extra thumbs that don't work the way you want them to, like me, assembly can be a problem. I also own a Corsair A50 that is considerably larger, but has mounting hardware that seems sturdier and easier to mount. The included "manual" is a joke. However, if you're comfortable working inside your case, and have a modicum of experience, and take your time, things should go well. That said, this unit does a creditable job of cooling my overclocked (2.9 to 3.625) Athlon II x2. Temps went from 32C idle, and 49C at load to just about room temperature, 30C idle and 35C at load. Once installed properly, it will do the job. It's not as quiet as some out there, but in my particular environment, it's not too noisy. Judicious use of thermal paste (I used Arctic Silver 5, rather than the included paste), orientation, and seating are important to achieving a good outcome.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works well, very quiet

    Posted .

    I bought this cooler to replace a very loud fan on my cpu. The price was right and according to the package, the motherboard would not have to be removed. The only problem with it is that since my original cpu cooler was attached with an x-bracket that sits under the cpu and motherboard, everything had to come out. On the upside, this cooler works well and I cant hear any fan noise at all. I actually opened the case on my computer to make sure the thing was working, it's that quiet. If there are no problems with it, I plan on installing these on my sisters desktops next month. So far, I am extremely happy with this purchase. I would recommend this to anyone with a noisey cpu fan, as long as they are comfortable removing their motherboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Cooler for a Reasonable Price

    Posted .

    Due to my impatient nature, when the hot weather made my stock cooler ineffective, I ran to best buy to pick up the only am3 HSF available in retail. As others have noted, this cooler appears to be an exact replica of the Coolermaster. When I opened the package I was fairly satisfied with the condition of the base, but I hit it with 1500grit just in case. With my stock cooler on my phenom 9950 BE @ 3.0 I was idling around 50°, with a full load it'd soar well above 60 before I couldnt watch and shut her down. With the rocketfish I'm observing High 30's Idle and 50° full load. I doubt for $30 I could've done much better. I'd recommend this hsf in a second. p.s. I had no issues installing the cooler on am3, however I did remove the motherboard from the case. YMMV

    I would recommend this to a friend