Installation and Finished Product
To get to this point, you need to perform a sort of balancing act. You have to hold the backplate with one hand, and in the other, take a standoff and washer, and screw each into the plate loosely. Once you have it aligned properly, and are positively using the correct set of holes, you then can secure it all down.
On the top side, since the washers and standoffs were already in place, all we had to do was screw down the top brackets while making sure the bump in the middle was on top.
Mounting the cooler is easy as long as you have a long screwdriver; if you are stuck with just the wrench, prepare to be there a while. Once that is completed, we have the Mugen Max properly installed, allowing us to keep the stylish tops on our memory.
In fact, with the offset design of the heat pipes, the Mugen Max will easily clear all four slots on this side.
Let's back up a bit to take those with quad channel systems into consideration. As it sits, the Mugen is likely to encroach upon the first slot, and if you wanted a second fan on the back, be sure the memory in use won't push the fan too high for the chassis it's going into.
As we put the motherboard into our test chassis, we had no issues getting to the screws in the motherboard around the cooler, but if you populate the first slot on your motherboard, the Mugen Max may cause some issues there. With one fan there should be no issues accessing the eight-pin either, but with a second fan, and another already in the back of the chassis, space gets real tight, real fast.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 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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