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Product Installation

Product Installation

So here is the phase where we slowly start assembling a test setup. First, we mount the fans to the radiator, four screws each, it really is as easy as that.


The fans have connectors you can merge together at the fan y-split cable. One cable leads to the CPU FAN header on your motherboard. For this kit please understand that the motherboard should control (partially) the PWM fans. You can also use an automated modus. Mounting the cooler is a relatively 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.


Now you first prepare the back-plate. We first apply the back-plate which we line up and install at the backside of the motherboard. Just push it through there. The back-plate is a bit wobbly to install though as the retention pins do not pass deep through the motherboard holes.


We install four standoff screws to the back-plate. You can see the four holes surrounding the socket, the block is pushed in there properly. 


You are now almost there as the one thing left to do will be to mount the CPU block. Place the bracket over the standoff screws and secure these with four thumbscrews as shown in the photo above.


You need to connect the pump/fan RPM wire to a secondary or dedicated FAN header. All this is 15 minutes of work, tops, we positioned the cooler and are ready for the first test run. And yes, then there is the RGB cable clutter to deal with, *sighs*

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