Installation and Finished Product
The first thing we needed to do to get the installation underway was to slide the backplate in through the holes in the motherboard. Both ends are made to fit the socket, so orientation is less of an issue, but the side that says "TOP" should be facing the motherboard.
From there, we slid the black plastic spacers on the studs, dropped on the top brackets, and, using the nuts, secured it all in place by using all of the threads.
After applying some thermal paste, and aligning the cross bar on the cooler with the rest of the HPMS III system, we grabbed the screwdriver. Once in hand, you should alternate grooves for four or five turns, move back to the other, and rinse and repeat until you run out of threads. All we have to do now is attach the fans and plug them in.
Even though the Fuma 2 is offset to clear all of the memory slots to the right of the socket, we can see it sits below the top of them as well, using all of the space it can. We even have the fan set higher than is needed to cool the topmost fins, but there is plenty of room left should you want the fans lower on the tower.
Even with all four slots populated, the fan on the Fuma 2 offers plenty of room, but we can see why they opted for the 15mm thick fan on the front. A 25mm thick fan would have caused clearance issues.
Even though we never got a measurement for the chunk taken out of the back fin stack, with its height compared to the sticks we are using, you can nearly get some vengeance LPX in there, along with a cooling fan! As far as other DDR4 with tall spreaders, we have nothing that will even come close.
In our chassis, the grays and black play well with the rest of our gear. We can see all of the RAM on the right of the cooler, we did not have an issue with the fan clips and the first PCI-e slot, and access to the motherboard screws is not blocked either. What we are left with is an attractive addition to the PC, but can it handle what we are about to throw at it?
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST