Accessories and Documentation
Recalling back to that white cardboard box which contains all of the hardware, once we opened it, all of the hardware is found in one large bag. There are smaller bags inside to section off the bits, so feel free to rip it open to get to what is inside.
Floating freely inside of the large bag is what we have in this image. There is an LGA1151 socket spacer centered in the four wire fan clips. Along the bottom, we see the backplate isolation membrane, the universal backplate, and the top mounting bracket which is highly polished in appearance.
In smaller bags, we find the Chill Factor grease at the top, with larger bags below it. The bag on the left contains the fans isolation tubes, nylon washers for both Intel and AMD mounts, and a socket LGA775 pre-load spacer as well. The bag on the right delivered the backplate screws, LGA2100 standoffs, standoffs for all other sockets, screws to mount the top plate, as well as screws with washers on them to mount the cooler to the hardware.
If our description of the included fan earlier was not defined enough, here you can view the product sticker. More specifically we can see that this is the TR-TY140Black fan which can draw 12V and uses only 0.20A. It is shown to be made in China, and there is another fancy Thermalright sticker with a serial number unique to just the fan.
The manual for this cooler is thorough and easy to follow. Starting off with a parts list to verify you have everything needed, the manual moves onto the installation process. There are a few exploded diagrams to show how it works, but there are also sections specific to LGA2011, Intel and AMD, which contains renderings, denotations of the parts required, all in a simple to follow format.
This is the first time we have seen this additional component and insert, but this explains it all. The clear plastic spacer we just mentioned is made to fit over the CPU, but to be held into place with the retention bracket on the socket. There is no literature as to why it is needed, but we will be employing its use for testing.
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United States: The Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct CPU Cooler retails for $47 at Amazon.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 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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