Accessories and Documentation
While all of the hardware ships inside of one box, there is a lot of it, so I broke it up to make it easier to discuss. At the top you are given the cross bar to mount the cooler, and to its right are four rubber caps to use with the back plate to keep the screws in place. Moving down they also supply a syringe of thermal grease, and you will see the Intel top brackets on either side of the universal back plate. Off to the right, we have the four black plastic spacers, the four screws to use with the back plate, and the four thumbscrews for use over the top mounting brackets.
The rest of the hardware includes the eight wire fan clips on the left side and the metal case badge with the GamerStorm logo on it. In the middle, there is a bag with the LGA2011 screws, another bag with the AMD mounting kit, and even another bag with LGA775 parts. You are also given a Molex to four pin fan adapter to deliver 12V to these fans at all times if you wish, and there is also a Y-splitter provided for those who don't have dual CPU fan headers on their motherboards.
I also wanted to show both of the fans outside of the cooler. The center hub on both fans is chromed and offers the company logo in them. Around that both fans offer nine green blades to move the air, and again, both frames are black, but coated to keep any hard plastic from chafing against the fins.
Folded up and stuck inside of the hardware box is where you can locate the manual. It is slightly larger than the box, so even if the hardware slides out, this will tend to stay in the box.
Inside of the manual, once it is all unfolded, it starts off with a parts list so that you know you have everything you need before getting started. At the bottom, they offer AMD mounting being done in three easy steps, with clear illustrations to help guide you.
On the other side you will find separate instruction for the Intel LGA 2011 and the rest of Intel's offerings. Since both AMD and Intel setups are similar in the way they work, you use the same three step guide, just be sure to pay attention to the parts you use.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [GamerStorm Assassin CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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