Installation and Finished Product
Before we got too far into the build process, I wanted to go ahead and show the TME III with both fans on it since this is the way the cooler is equipped and designed to run.
This was a dry assembly just for the image and is why the thin nut is not holding the threaded screw into place, but to mount the cooler to said rod, you simply use the large thumbscrews with heavy springs to press the pre-mounted top plate down onto the CPU.
Once the TME III is all mounted and set up with the push/pull configuration of fans, you can see it isn't the largest set up we have seen. You still have good access to the memory and the 8-pin EPS plug on the motherboard.
Looking at the TME III from this side of things, you can see taller heat spreaders will block some of the fans intake of air, but as for my standard profile sticks, I can populate all four slots without any issues.
If you are using high density sticks and only need two then you are all set, even with the tallest spreaders on those sticks. Where you will see an issue is in the nearest slot on most motherboards. This will require the fan to be moved up and there is only about 15mm before the fan mount won't hold the fan in the top any longer.
As for the wiring mess left after powering the cooler, I am not really sure why they went the route of eight inch extensions rather than a simple four inch long Y-splitter to allow you to cleanly power this cooler off of one fan header on the motherboard.
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- Page 7 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
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