In The Box
It only takes about a heartbeat to realize where the product name came from. With the tall cylindrical design and the outward thrusting fins, the term Rocket just seems to fit. Besides the core cooling device, you also get some other items that we'll talk briefly about.
As is common with most coolers on the market today, this particular model comes with the devices necessary to attach to most common processor types. Whether you are running AMD or Intel, this cooler will be compatible with anything from S754 on the AMD front and from S478 on the Intel side of the fence. This should cover a vast majority of processors still in use, so there is a great deal of flexibility here.
Also included in the photo above you will see a small tube of a thermal interface material, a PCI bracket for the rheostat, and a fan cable.
Since we mentioned a rheostat device, we'll start there.
The default mounting of this item is within a 3.5" bay that will fit in any normal FDD slot in your machine. If you do not like the 3.5" bay option, or if you don't have an open drive bay, you can simply pull off the knob, unscrew a single nut, and mount the rheostat in the included PCI bracket. This allows the ability to use either method of thermal control without having to include two separate rheostat devices.
Something that isn't normal on a rheostat device is a fan speed indicator. Sure, we know that when you turn the knob to the right the fan goes faster, but to have the fan speeds noted on the device is a nice addition. The smaller numbers you see on the inner ring is the estimated sound output of the fan measured in decibels.
When I first saw these rings, I was a bit confused. Granted this unit it tall, but I certainly didn't think it was so tall as to require a seal between the top of the unit and the side panel of the enclosure.
After a bit of research, I realized that these rings are nothing more than an option to change the appearance of your cooler. Many folks are running unique lighting schemes within their cases and these rings may be helpful in this. You see, they are all different colors and are also UV reactive, so regardless of the color scheme you are using, odds are good there will be a UV reactive ring to help enhance the overall look.
The final item we will look at in the box is the manual. While this isn't unusual anymore, the thickness of this booklet caught me by surprise. After realizing it is written in about a gazillion languages, however, the size didn't seem so daunting anymore. Each language receives about 10 pages that covers the installation details.
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