Installation and Fit
This is the same area of the radiator I showed the damage on earlier. As you can see, I didn't get it perfect, but the damage was light enough that three to four minutes with a jewelers screwdriver will allow for much better flow than with them bent over and blocking this section off entirely.
For the images I installed the fan onto the offset plate in the pull configuration. After some discussion with Maingear I reversed the fan for testing to have it push through the radiator to mimic the results you would get inside of the RV01 as Maingear would install it. We just need to set up the motherboard and get this thing mounted so we can begin the testing.
Speaking of which, I have the back plate on the reverse of the board and I installed the Intel risers for the appropriate socket. I added the washers just to be sure I don't ground out to the board accidentally, they do not come in the kit.
I was so excited to test the cooler that at first I hadn't even looked at the back plate, I just stuck it on so I could get the images. This is not the correct way to mount the plate. The notch on the left side will allow the plate to clear the pair of screws at the top that I am currently setting on top of.
Just for show and orientation of the logo, I installed the block on the board as you see it. Keep in mind that when this is installed in the RV01, this block will be turned ninety degrees to accept the motherboard orientation inside the chassis, keeping the logo in the proper orientation. In other words, as you would receive it, the fittings on the head unit should run next to the memory slots.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Maingear EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [The Maingear EPIC 180 Liquid CPU Cooler Continued]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Fit]
- Page 7 [Test System & Testing Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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