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NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:39 am
TweakTown Rating: 75%Manufacturer: NZXT

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Part of what you receive in the hardware bag is this universal back plate that is isolated on this side for AMD use, and the legs are isolated on the reverse for Intel. At the top is the cross bar that actually mounts the cooler to the various bits of hardware.




Shown here is the fan adapter on the far left, and the extra pair of fan mounts at the top and bottom with the rubber isolation pads on the right side. In the middle are the AMD and the Intel top brackets for the mounting, and are what the cross bar attaches to, and likely what damaged my first T40.




Then of course you will need the screws, nuts, spacers and such to mount the cooler. Here there is the LGA2011 top mounting screws in the left bag. The bag on the right contains the universal studs, black spacers, thumbscrews, fan screws, and the pair of nuts for the cross bar. There is also an envelope of thermal compound provided so you can mount the T40 right away.




You do have to remove the fan from the cooler to mount it to the motherboard. While I had it off the cooler I figured I should show the model of the fan and its power ratings.




In each of the corners on the fan, there is a screw that is run through the fan mounting clips, and is then covered with a rubber pad to keep the screw head from rubbing against the fins.




After a bit of unfolding, you can now get a look at the manual for the T40. NZXT starts things off by showing you a list of all the parts that should have been included with your purchase. It also gives you some preparation tips telling you to clean the CPU and remove the sticker.




Below that section you immediately run into the step by step instruction for mounting the T40 to the various Intel sockets.




Flipping the manual over, you are shown the instructions on how to assemble the T40 for use with AMD systems.

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