Installation is very straightforward with the Cooler Master V8 GTS. Starting off you put the backplate screws through the motherboard as per normal then tighten the thumb screws on.
One that is done you can now add the retention brackets to the cooler, getting ready to install on the thumbscrews we just tightened to the backplate.
After the retention brackets are fixed securely to the cooler it is now time to apply Thermal Paste and set this monstrosity on top of the thumb screws. Please make sure you line everything up as per your CPU socket type just to ensure all goes well. To keep the cooler in place there are a few more thumb screws that you need to tighten. While there isn’t a whole lot of room to get these on you should be able to manage it and get them most of the way tightened before needing to bust out the included wrench.
There is not too much concern with installing RAM first as with some other coolers. As you can see there is plenty of clearance (50mm) to fit your RAM in after the cooler is securely fastened down.
Once the cooler is installed it takes up about half of a normal ATX motherboard.