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|Review: Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Tuesday, 03 July 2012 06:12|
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Photos Part Five: Installation
Installation has a fair number of steps, but isn't especially difficult. You start off with this stuff for Intel systems:
The backplate has a chart on it for which holes to use with which sockets:
You can also see step one, putting the posts through the appropriate holes. There is some dense foam rubber that cushions the backplate where it touches the motherboard, it also holds the posts in place.
You then slide the posts through the motherboard and put the black plastic bits on them.
After that, the plate goes on (facing the correct direction!) and is secured with the thumbscrew type nuts. If you have a LGA2011 system you screw the double-threaded bits into the OEM bracket, then attach the plate in the picture beow.
The crossplate screws to the heatsink and then screws to the two threaded posts that stick up from the bits attached to the motherboard. When you're done, it looks like this:
Plenty of ram clearance.
Not exactly a small heatsink, but I didn't run into any clearance issues. If you have a small case you may need Phanteks low profile cooler rather than this one.
I think it's time for some performance testing, don't you?