We prepare the mounting ring that we have to place over the cooling block. At each of the four sides we apply plastic inserts position for socket 1155/1156. We can now insert it over the cooling block. You should have already inserted your processor, applying thermal paste is not needed as the kit comes with TIM preapplied to the cooling block. With the back-plate in place we now install the cooling block.
Mounting the cooler is a fairly easy thing to do, though the motherboard needs to come out of the chassis unless you have a chassis with a mainboard cutout for CPU cooling.
This is basically the idea: cooling unit on top, in the middle the mobo and at the rear of the mobo that backplate. The next step is to place the mounting bracket onto the top of the pump so we can screw stuff together tightly.
Now you first prepare the back plate, nuts need to be aligned with the holes by shifting them into position. Look carefully to the top left hole. Once we seat the cooler in position it aligns up perfectly with four standoff screws. With the help of a screwdriver we can secure four thumbscrews.
Turn them tight until they can go no further. Once seated you can now connect the CPU lead to your motherboard CPU fan header.
Right, once the motherboard was out, after a maximum of 10 minutes work we had positioned the cooler and were ready for the first test run.
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