Installation and Finished Product
The instructions show us that we are to set the backplate onto the board and align the holes. Once that is done, we drop the hex head screws in through the holes. The next step requires the motherboard to be flipped over.
Once there is access to the top of the socket, you drop on the black washers, one for each screw, and then you tighten the spacers down to secure the plate to the motherboard.
We then screw the Intel legs into the base of the cooler. Notice the bent section is pointing downward, and the Intel moniker stamped into them is on the underside. Once all of this is secured to the cooler, you place it on the CPU, and use the screws and springs to lock the cooler to the motherboard.
After that fairly easy installation process, we get to see the Venti as it stands over the top of even our taller memory. In all fairness, we took another measurement when the fan was even with the pipe tips at the top, and in that setting the fan clips will add another 3mm of height, but we do like that almost the entire fan has access to fresh air.
As thin as this cooler is, even with the fan mounted to it, we thought that there would be no issues clearing the memory. This view proves that assumption to be correct, as you have full access to all four slots, and nothing requires moving before you swap out the memory.
As we step back a bit further, it is easy to see that this cooler takes up as little room as possible. While this will have an effect on its overall efficiency versus many thicker, or dual-tower designs, they have rated this cooler to handle a 200W TDP, so we can assume it should perform admirably.
To give an idea of what the Venti would look like inside of a chassis, here we have it mounted in our test system. The cooler is shy of the top of the board to allow access for mounting the board with the cooler in place. There is also plenty of room to the left, even with a second fan, to make the PSU connection.
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- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Evercool Venti HPQ-12025 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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