Installation and Finished Product
First things first: we need to prep the AIO before we get too far. Here we have added the Intel mounting brackets, and sent the countersunk screws all the way home to make sure things are solid. We also had to polish the base slightly to remove all the nastiness and fingerprints we found; even under the pre-applied TIM.
We also went ahead and mounted the fans to the radiator with the longer set of screws. Another cool feature of these fans is that the frames are rubberized; so direct contact to the radiator will not cause any odd vibrations.
Here we have the backplate ready to install. To do this you need to orient the studs correctly, and then slide on the plastic clips. The plastic clips will not only keep the studs in one place, but they will also isolate the steel plate from the back of the motherboard.
We had no issues with the backplate being too big for our specific motherboard, and now that the backplate is installed, we need to carefully flip over the motherboard, as there are no screws or tape to lock this in place for you.
The last thing we need to do to get the head unit mounted to our motherboard is to apply some paste, screw the thumbscrews in until they stop, and plug in the three-pin lead to power it.
When the Maelstrom 240 is powered, the head unit will light up with the glow of a single white LED. On our sample, some of the scratches we mentioned are more visible now that the unit is illuminated.
Taking a step back from our test system, we can see there is plenty of room to get this mounted in the top of any accommodating chassis. We had enough room to strap the radiator outside of the chassis to offer the most unobstructed air flow through this radiator.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 AIO 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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