Installation and Testing

 

 

Installation could require you remove the motherboard from your case, unless you have a case with a nice cut out on the back as I do. I have the NZXT Switch 810 which allows you to swap coolers easily.

The first thing I did was gather the parts I’d need and there’s quite a few of them, several screws, brackets and washers along with the back plate.

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I installed the Shark on my Intel Core i7 2600K CPU on an Asus Z68 based motherboard. I have 16gb of ram, two of which use the large style heatspreaders.

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The first thing you’ll need to do is install the back plate which requires the plate, four washers and four double threaded thumbscrews.

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Next up is installing the two brackets which will require four screws. The brackets must be installed in  a certain way and you have to figure out the orientation of the cooler as well. I could only install the Shark one way because of the rather large chipset heatsinks around the CPU socket.

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The Silent Shark is a very large cooler obviously and it actually goes over the first ram socket and almost touches the tall Kingston ram I have in the second slot. Luckily I already had the ram in the second slot so I didn’t have to move it.

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Even installing the cooler this was it was a very tight fit, the support bracket comes very close the top most chipset heatsink.

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Here’s the cooler finally installed without the fan shroud attached.

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