Cooler Master Nepton 120XL and 240M AIO CPU Coolers Review

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Installation

For the purpose of this review, I installed the coolers on the LGA 1150 socket.

To get things started, get the backplate and four of the screws with flat square backs and four of the little black plastic pieces to hold the screws in place on the backplate. Now you need to align the screws into the backplate depending on the CPU socket you are using, then hold them in place with the little black plastic pieces.

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Once that is done, you can go ahead and push the screws up and through the backside of the motherboard.

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Then it is time to secure the backplate in place by using the little thumb nuts and screwing them onto the screws you just put through the motherboard.

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Once that is done, it is time to add the mounting hardware to the pump itself. To do so, find the appropriate brackets and screw them onto the pump. It is also worth noting that you may need to actual move the screws on the brackets to line up with the slots for your corresponding CPU socket type.

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Now that everything is prepared, it is time to apply some thermal paste and secure the pump to the backplate.

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Once installed there should be no conflicts with installing RAM and while it’s a close fit, it’s a good fit!

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