Installation and Finished Product
First we flipped the cooler over and added in the Intel mounting brackets. These are simple enough to install; they will go on either side up, and screwing in a few Phillips head screws is nothing tough to accomplish.
We then moved on to the motherboard hardware. After placing the red washers down and grabbing the universal standoffs, we have them run through the backplate, and as you tighten this, it takes any flex right out of the motherboard.
With three holes in each tab, you need to pay close attention to the instructions to know which set to use. Once one of the standoffs is set in the correct hole, the rest are easy to align, but getting started can be tough depending on the motherboard.
Looking at the V3 Voltair from this angle, it appears like most single tower style coolers. It is tall enough to allow for lower height heatspreaders, but we did have to remove the flame tips of these TridentX to get everything to clear each other.
As we spin around to the top of the motherboard, you can see there is plenty of room above our memory now, but we can also see that the Voltair covers all four slots. Since there is a removable shroud, at least you don't have to remove the cooler to swap out the sticks.
Stepping back a bit to gauge the overall size, we are looking at a cooler that takes up as much room as a dual tower cooler like the D-14, but this time, the dual towers are like nothing we have seen before.
After getting everything back in the D-Frame so we can test this cooler, we find its looks to be very nice from here. Even though we are hanging such a heavy cooler, it is very solid, and fairs better than the video card that sags under its weight. Now let's get to the testing.
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