Installation and Finished Product
With all four corners of the back plate slid into the right positions, the plate will rest against the back of the motherboard. It is made of a composite material, so no worries of it shorting, but I do wish the metal inserts were sealed at the back, or made to stay put in some fashion.
Flipping over the motherboard, we then inserted the correct standoffs until they run out of threads, but look closely. There is still a fairly large gap between the board and the standoffs. In fact, this gap is the exact amount needed, so that when pressure is added, it allows the metal inserts in the back plate to slip past the plastic and spin.
After a bit of frustration with the inserts backing out, we finally got the head unit mounted properly, and hopefully with the correct pressure on the CPU. I understand a difference in motherboard thickness, but to me the back plate and risers should sandwich the board, and not have play in it when installed.
Instead of just an image of the side of the memory, I raised the angle a bit to show the height of the head unit behind them. It will be slightly taller than the lower height kits out there, but is much shorter than the flames on these sticks.
Clearance to the memory is also not an issue, even with them pointing directly at them. Even from this angle, you can just get the top few mm of the block as it hides behind the thermal armor of the motherboard.
For the sake of testing, we went ahead and got the motherboard back in the chassis, and stuck a couple of screws through the bracket to keep the H75 mounted here for our various tests. Now, let's see what this thing can do.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Corsair Hydro Series H75 Liquid 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]
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