Mounting this cooler while motherboard was installed in case was a nightmare. Took me over 2 hours to get it done. The worst mounting hardware ever. It was so hard to mount I totally screwed up with thermal paste but I'm still getting nice cooling performance. Fans are inaudible in my setup up to 1100rpm. After that it gets LOUD very fast. Though at 1100rpm I can hear coilwhine from PSU and my 2.5" external drive under the desk. 1100rpm will provide sufficient cooling. Maybe hook up third fan if I receive mounting hardware for it. Didn't come with my cooler. ?
Anyway after finally mounting and booting I noticed I'm missing 4GB of ram. Windows only shows 8GB instead of 12GB. This is known issue with x58 chipset. The cooler is so heavy it's making the cpu lose good contact. I supported it but it didn't help. It would probably fix itself if I took the cooler off and reseated the cpu but mounting of the cooler was so tough I'm not going to do that anytime soon.
oh boy does it look gorgeous.Edited by LancerFIN - 3/28/14 at 7:22pm