I recently got a silver arrow for a first time intel build. Would like to join this club!
I have just a few questions.
Am I supposed to screw down that mounting mechanism (the one that goes over the base of the cooler and has two screws and a torque thing in the middle) extremely tightly or just a little
? Because even after screwing in the two screws VERY tight (to the extent I worry about damage to the mobo) I can still rotate the cooler left or right like a clock very easily with just a slight nudge. I'm using mx-2 paste.
My case has just one front input fan that is 140mm, two bottom 120mm intakes, two top 140mm exhausts, the two 140mm fans on the cooler both blowing to the rear and the rear 120mm behind the cooler that is exhaust. Is that kind of optimal?
I have wondered if I should make the top two fans intake, and remove the rear 120mm fan...
I won't be installing windows until tomorrow but I had the stock intel cooler on for a few hours and the bios showed 43c cpu temp and 26c mobo temp, after installing the SA cpu temp 30c and mobo temp 20c.
Here's some pics...
Lastly, I installed it without the anti vibration pads, mine didn't come boxed with any. Are they super important? I couldn't hear any rattling while it was running.Edited by ilikebeer - 2/25/12 at 7:01am