Accessories and Documentation
As only a small part of what goodies are included, we have the more significant components of the mounting hardware here. On the left are the pair of AMD brackets that can mount to the aluminum base of the cooler. In the middle is the AMD and Intel universal backplate for the motherboard. That leaves us with the Intel brackets for the bottom of the tower.
We also found a small tube of MASTERGEL PRO worth an application or two in the box. The rest of the mounting hardware is shown below, wherein the top row are the LGA 2011/2066 studs, the Intel and AMD clips for the backplate, and the universal studs at the right.
The bottom row offers a pair of screws for securing the brackets to the base of the cooler, four studs for the backplate, an open and closed wrench, and the four nuts that secure the cooler to the other hardware.
The inline RGB controller kit is what we have this time, and it consists of three parts. There is a 4-pin Molex power adapter that terminates in a 2-pin plug that goes into the far end of the controller, which is seen on the right. There is also a male to male RGB adapter, which allows the bottom of the controller to connect to the RGB cable.
Cooler Master is also sure to offer all the wiring you could need. At the top is a Y-splitter cable so that both fans on the tower can share one motherboard fan header. The much longer Y-splitter cable below it is for the RGB controls. Whether using the controller or the motherboard to set the mood of the lighting, this cable connects to the tiny leads under each fan and can plug into either control option at the other end.
The manual on the left starts with AMD installations and takes you step-by-step to get the cooler appropriately installed. Once wholly unfolded and flipped over, you will find a second set of instructions for the various sets of Intel hardware. With images and proper descriptions, even the most novice assembler could install this cooler in about 10 minutes. As for the larger bit of literature, it covers the terms of the warranty in many languages as well as offering site information and points of contact, should an issue turn up.