Accessories and Documentation
I hadn't even opened the grey hardware box, but when I saw the shiny new, thick back plate, I knew something was changed dramatically. Looking at the universal back plate you can see gone are the days of AMD users resorting to a bar to hold the cooler in place. I was a huge fan of the Crossbow system, but now both AMD and Intel users can achieve the same high pressure mounting that wasn't an option before.
Part f what you will find in the box is the top three pieces to mount the cooler and an application or twos worth of Xigmatek. This kit reminds me of the Prolimatech mounting kit. Two outer bars that mount to the motherboard hardware, and to lock the cooler into place, there is a cross bar with two pins that align in the base of the cooler.
To mount the Aegir into the system takes a bit of time and patience, but offers a very solid and secure mount when it is finished. First you need to take the four threaded rods and run them through the back plate in the correct holes for your socket. Slide the back plate in through the holes and set the four red washers on each of the rods. You then take the long thumbscrews and run them down the rod to secure the back plate to the board. With the use of the two pieces in the previous image, you put them over the rods and lock them into place with four of the six nuts. The other two nuts are used to mount the cross bar to the assembly. Xigmatek also supplies a wrench for securing the nuts, and this time it is a little bigger and easier to use.
I almost missed these as the baggie was stuck in the bottom of the grey box. Looking a bit deeper I found it in the box and it contains eight rubber fan mounts. They are designed just like before, with the little space that slides over the fin and in the groove to lock the fans in place. I did notice however, that these seem to be made from a more dense rubber than previous versions. Let's hope that adds to the longevity of these fan mounts over the long term, as mine tended to break after a few removals for cleaning.
You also get a very well written and illustrated set of instructions. Something I am not used to seeing with a Xigmatek product is the warranty card. Simply fill out your information and mail it away for registration of your new purchase.
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