Installation and Finished Product
As we tend to do, we addressed the head unit mounting first. Here we just grabbed the Intel brackets, slid them into the groove near the bottom, aligned the screw hole, and sent the small Phillips head screw all the way in to lock them in.
In our instance, we put the studs in the center holes for LGA115X, but that is it, they do not lock into place or have any polite way of keeping them from spinning.
As we did for the 120L, the hardware for this Frostflow 240L also required a set of pliers to get the right amount of pressure to the socket. Without it the head unit just sat on the CPU with very little pressure, it was actually testing that made us go back and tighten this hardware again.
The next steps are pretty simple. Add some thermal paste to the CPU, set the head unit on the hardware, and take the nuts and lock it all to the motherboard. Also, there were no issues around the socket, it is clear of the memory, and, of course, has no issues clearing anywhere else for that matter.
Reorienting the head unit to display the logo correctly for this image, we have installed the kit into our D-Frame. While we made mention of the tubing length earlier, there is still plenty of room to install this kit in even the tallest of cases. We also left the fan wire exposed to show just how far you can get with it.
Once we powered the Frostflow 240L, the Comet-Tail LED system goes into effect. It rotates in a counter-clockwise direction at a pretty quick pace as the bright LED runs around with dimmer LEDs behind it. It isn't a bad effect, but it would be cool if it had other options.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [ID-Cooling Frostflow 240L 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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