[section_title title=”Installation”]Installation

Seeing as both the Antec Kuhler 1250 and 650 have the same installation process, I thought it would be a good idea to show installation of the 1250 onto our socket LGA1150 test bench rig.

To start with, the cooler mounting plate doubles up as an AMD/Intel back plate, which is good for reducing the amount of parts needed.  First off, it’s all about choosing the correct mounting holes (in this case 1150) and placing the 4 x silver screw locking nuts into place; please note this can be fiddly as the nuts are a little loose, meaning that there is a likelihood they might fall out when moving it around the desk.

When that is done, it’s time to line up the mount + bolts with the mounting holes on your chosen motherboard.

When the board is facing the correct way, the circular block just twists on and is then placed onto the CPU itself; please note I pre-applied the Noctua thermal paste for testing purposes which means I wiped off the Antec provided paste.

Once that is done, it’s time to use the included 4 x tension screws which screw the CPU block onto the motherboard; don’t over tighten or you might damage the thread of the screws.

Powered on and illuminated, an easy installation for a very stylish looking cooler.

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