Mounting the cooler is a fairly easy thing to do, though the motherboard needs to come out of the chassis. Now you first prepare the back plate, nuts need to be inserted in the holes for corresponding processor Socket, Socket 1156 in our case.
Mind you that I still need to clean up the TIM / Thermal paste here ! Looks messy I know. We mount the back plate and need to prep the cooler as some studs and clips needs to be mounted (shown above). You should have already inserted your processor and apply thermal paste. Apply a drop or two, smear it out making sure you have a flat thin layer applied.
Once we seat the cooler in position it aligns up with two screws. With the help of the supplied screwdriver we can secure the silver colored screws, two holes can be found in the radiator, just align the fan blades a little and you can secure the cooler real fast without the need to remove the fans whatsoever.
Once seated you can now connect the two fan power cable to either your motherboard FAN headers or a FAN controller. Right, once the motherboard is out, 10 minutes work maximum, we positioned the cooler and are ready for the first test run.
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