As always the packaging is what we will deal with first, everything is packaged, cushioned and bundled safely in the box. Let's rip 'er open though.
Once unboxed you'll spot the liquid cooling unit consisting out of the radiator, fan, tubing, pump/cooling block. Most pre-fitted and ready to use of course. Basically you will need to install/mount the fans and a bracket to secure the unit. But you know what, you are visiting Guru3D.com, so we'll show you that all over the next few pages.
You'll spot a back plate that supports a wide variety of CPU sockets. Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 2011 and AMD AM2, AM3, AM4, FM1, FM2 based processors can be used in combination with this cooler.
Liquid CPU Cooler
Multi-platform mounting kit for all modern CPU sockets
Two High Performance Fans
USB / FAN / Power Cable
Fan and radiator mounting screws
Thermal compound (pre-applied)
Quick Start Guide
So summed up, once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit consisting of the radiator assembly, fan and brackets + back plate that support a very wide range of AMD and Intel processors. A little thermal paste is pre-applied on the cooler for you.
Here we have the unit and pump with HUE+ LED lighting unit, we'll need to mount the two variable PWM fans (140mm). Both fans are re-wired on one connector and are controlled from a RPM/PWM controller that resides in the cooling block. With NZXT CAM 3.2 and newer software you can regulate it and setup your RPM and LED preferences. We'll show that later on in the article, in a chapter about the software.
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