Installation and Finished Product
I installed the nylon washers and the risers on the reverse to hold the back plate into position. With my test setup, the holes align for the socket retention screws, and the large rubber pads at the end of each tab isolate the plate from the motherboard very well.
Flipping the motherboard back over, I went ahead and installed the mounting brackets to the top of the risers, and secured them with the appropriate screws. This is one of the better and more solid systems I have tested; it is on par with the likes of something from Noctua.
After fiddling around with the wrench, I traded it in for a screwdriver and got the GKC2 mounted and ready for testing. As we look over the memory, you can see there is plenty of memory clearances made even for the tallest of memory heat spreaders to still fit under this cooler.
I didn't even have to get right on top of the motherboard from this angle to see that both sides of the CPU are completely clear with the cooler now in place. You can also see how the bends in the fins will be directing the air flow that comes out of the fins onto the heat sinks around the CPU socket.
Looking at the Grand Kama Cross 2 from the top, you can see it does cover the memory that it helps to cool, but you can work around it to still remove the memory if needed. As for the 8-pin connection, I would advise connecting that early as even the screws will be tough to get into the motherboard in some smaller cases.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Scythe Grand Kama Cross 2 CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [The Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Nintendo profits increase by 521%
- Tekken 7's boxing kangaroo nixed due to animal activists
- GeForce GT 1030 to cost $80, will compete against RX 550
- 'Kingsman' sequel releases first explosive trailer
- Intel's new Xeon rocks 28C/56T, costs over $12,000
- GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XTC700 CPU Cooler Review
- ASRock 990fx Extreme9 and NVMe support
- HDD to SSD
- Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Gaming PC Review
- Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router Review
- Get ready for Intel Optane memory with ASRock 200 series motherboards!
- Acer unleashes the Predator Triton 700, a thin yet powerful gaming notebook without compromise
- Acer's new Predator monitors with quantum dot technology deliver spectacular gameplay experiences
- Acer expands its gaming notebook line with the powerful Predator Helios 300
- Western Digital ships fourth-generation Helium Hard Drive platform with Ultrastar He12 12TB advanced storage hard drives