Installation and Finished Product
While each corner is plainly marked (A for 1366, B for 115X, and C for LGA775), we found them to be very stiff and hard to move. While that sounds great in principle, it was difficult to set the B slots because the force needed to move them would invariably take you from A to C, and back again almost every time. Although, with all sides drilled the same, the orientation of this back plate is of no concern.
To get to this point, we flipped the motherboard, and attached the standoffs to the backplate. After installing the standoffs, you can install the top brackets, angled inward, and secure them with the thumbscrews. Also, to help orient the brackets, there is a sticker at the bottom of the threaded holes to let you know they need to be flipped if you cannot see threads to screw the cooler into.
After sliding the screwdriver through the fins to mount the cooler to the board, we secured the fan above it. With the cooler now installed and viewed from the angle we typically see our setup at, you can see we did have to lose the flame tips on this memory.
We know it cleared above the RAM, but we also find the heat pipes that wrap back into the cooler are cleared to the right. We may only have a few millimeters of daylight, but that is all you need to get this cooler mounted.
For our best use with this motherboard, we have the shorter side of the cooler with the exposed heat pipes facing toward the rear I/O. We did try other orientations, but we found the pipes either got in the way above the CPU, or below the CPU. While the cooler will install in the reverse of this orientation, we chose this orientation because it will definitely lend to cooler memory as well.
While two of the screws on our ATX motherboard closest to the socket are covered, this cooler is designed for ITX systems, and the screws will be easier to access with the cooler in play on an ITX motherboard. We also see that the cooler just clears the PCI-e slot on this board, but this is something to consider on an ITX motherboard with low socket placement.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Cryorig C1 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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