Installation and Finished Product
To get things properly installed, we start at the beginning, aligning the studs with the keys cut in the holes of the plate. Then, we simply press the washer down over it to hold it into place, and isolate things from the motherboard.
The next thing to do is to grab the backplate with the studs securely in place, and drop it through the holes in the motherboard. We also see that the plate is trimmed to allow it to go in any orientation for Intel sockets.
To get here we slid the white spacers on, and installed the bracket to allow the towers to run vertically. The nice thing about this plate is that it does allow the cooler to be installed horizontally in orientation as well. This option works in favor of AMD users, and those instances like this where the cooler is too wide to clear our armor covering.
This is exactly why these next few images will look a bit off. Luckily for us, the Okeanos has no issues with this orientation. For purposes of the images, we installed the fans this way, but air flow was reversed for testing. In the proper orientation, we would have been able to keep the tip on the memory, but this way, the stacks do cause clearance issues.
With the fans in place, the Okeanos is nearly square, but ours is shifted a fair bit more to the left than most will see. We found, that there should be no issues with the first slot on the motherboard while aligning the cooler vertically, and with the fans blowing from the opposite side of the cooler, it is also free from obstruction.
If the cooler was vertically installed, it would not go so far to the right of the motherboard. For those wanting to use three fans, please note: this isn't as wide as the cooler would be, and just might cause some issues when trying to get to the eight-pin. For quad channel system users, make sure the heatspreaders are either low, or removable like ours are.
The Reeven Okeanos is one big cooler no matter its orientation, and will cause some issues all around with screws and memory. However, past submissions have shown us that as long as you are not swapping out memory and cases all the time, these coolers are worth the hassle to get them installed.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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