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Maingear EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler Review - Accessories and Documentation

Maingear partners with CoolIT and offers their customers the EPIC 180; a perfect solution to fit their needs while delivering top notch results!

| CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 6, 2011 7:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: Maingear

Accessories and Documentation

 

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The hardware I received is most of the same kit I always get with CoolIT OEM AIO coolers. There are the four thumbscrews to secure the head unit at the left. In the middle are the four Intel screw in spaces that go from the back plate under it in this image and is what the thumbscrews mount to. Under the Intel back plate is part of the AMD mounting hardware with the stock socket latch clips and springs, but no AMD legs for the sides of the head unit. No matter for Maingear or our testing as we are both using Intel processors. On the far right in its own little bag you will also find the spacing screws for the LGA2011 socket.

 

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Included in the box from Maingear is this SST-FM181 you see here. The fan is indeed white and comes with an included fan controller you can place in your expansion slots to adjust the fan speed by adding up to 50 Ohms of resistance.

 

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The back of the fan packaging shows a similar image of the fan and controller, but this time a specifications chart is placed next to it. In nine languages at the bottom of the back of the packaging there are four key features of the fan.

 

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This seven blade white fan uses a 3-pin connection to draw its power to accomplish the 1300 RPM delivering 150 CFM of airflow into the radiator of the EPIC 180 cooler.

 

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The rest of the fans hardware contains the fan controller and wiring to reach the fan, four fan screws, and a 4-pin Molex to 3-pin adapter for another way to power the fan if you chose not to use a motherboard fan header.

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