Installation and Finished Product
We went ahead and prepped the backplate for our system. All we did for that was align the tabs on the sides of the studs with the keys in the holes, and then slide on the rubber washers that keep the studs in the plate, and keep the plate isolated from the motherboard.
The plate is trimmed, so not only will it fit two out of four ways around our Intel socket, but it does the same for AMD. Also, there are no worries for AMD users about orientation, as the top plate will take care of that.
To get here, we installed the white spacers over the studs, and set the bracket on top of it. This plate will go on in any direction, taking care of funky AMD socket orientations. To lock it all down into one solid unit, just use the supplied wrench and nuts.
Even with as bold a choice as yellow for the fan, we find ourselves really liking this cooler. Again, we did keep the fan high to even its air distribution on the fins because we have no height limitations. We even re-measured, and found the setup to be 168mm in height, so it's possible to do this in larger full-tower cases.
We made a few mentions of the offset angle the pipes have as they exit the base of the cooler. This is what that implementation affords. It is possible to use a thicker bodied tower cooler and still stay clear of the major components that we need access to, like the memory here.
Even with the 95mm of thickness between the fan and the fins, as we step back, it is still easy enough to add a second fan, and not cause too many issues. However, for those running quad channel memory, a second fan may cause issues with memory to the left of the socket.
With the motherboard now mounted, and the cooler shown in the typical ATX orientation, which most cases will afford a view of, we like the clean and simple design of the top plate. However, we do wish the name on the fan was reversed, so the names would both read in the same direction; it would just look a bit better.
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- Page 3 [Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 CPU Cooler]
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- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests and Noise Results]
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