Installation and Finished Product
Aligning the backplate does take a bit of work. You must first align the plate with the socket screws through the holes, and then you have to twist it slightly depending on the use of LGA775, 115X or 1366. Once the holes in the plate line up with the holes in the motherboard, you have to screw the standoffs into the plate, to lock it to the motherboard.
Since the standoffs are already locked into the back plate, we have little left to do. What is left is adding the top brackets to the top of the standoffs, and screwing them into place. All of the hardware will stop spinning as it runs out of threads, so screw everything in until it stops, and you are certain you have installed it properly.
After installing the cooler and the crossbar, we spun the motherboard to the side to take in the size of the Fuma Rev.B. We can see that it is not much wider than the RAM, and in our use, the fan is the highest thing on the cooler. Due to the choice of memory used, our overall height has increased slightly.
Scythe does not allow a lot of room for memory, yet if we had used something low-profile, they would have fit under the tower, and the fan could have been lowered slightly. While not necessarily a deal breaker, for those who regularly switch RAM out, you will have to remove the fan for full access to them.
Looking at the Fuma Rev.B from the top of the motherboard, we found no issues with heat sink clearance, nor was there a lack of room to hide the excess fan cables. We can see a similar memory coverage issue on quad channel motherboards if the third fan was used, but as it sits, access behind the cooler is fine and even has room to get the 8-pin connection made.
Once the motherboard is back into the chassis, we see the reflective nature of the polished fins to pick up colors around it, as it reflects the red from the tripod on it now. The cooler is free from conflict with the first PCI-e slot, and we were able to access the motherboard screws without conflict as well.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Fuma Rev.B 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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