Lian Li Galahad 360 liquid cooler review

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Product Installation

Product installation

The installation process has been described in the included manual, but you can also find it on the Lian Li website. First up is the installation of the fan on the radiator.


Four screws per fan (washers/spacers are provided). Mounting this kit on a socket 115x platform is much like with any other All-In-One product.


You start with the backplate. Most modern cases have a big cut-out for the CPU cooler, so there should be no need to pull the motherboard out to install the backplate. The nuts need to be aligned with the holes in the board. Next up is the mounting bracket that needs to be secured by a total of four plastic pillars from the motherboard’s side. You need to screw in two metal “arms” to be able to secure the pump (well, the Intel ones are already preinstalled). Of course, you need to peel off the film from the block first. Thermal paste has not been applied on the block, but still - for the sake of this review, we used Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. The last step is to secure the pump/block on standoff screws with four nuts. You will need to use a Phillips screwdriver, and tighten the screws diagonally (to even out the pressure on the CPU). 


For the AMD platform, you need to change the “arms” on the pump (from the default Intel ones). You need to use quite a lot of force to do it (I mean - put the AMD bracket in). The stock backplate and the plastic on the sides of the socket stay, as they’ll be used to secure the pump.

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