Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the actual installation of the Tower itself, but it was fairly easy:
1. Attach the X plate to the back of the motherboard.
2. Hang the H plate from the Tuniq Tower, and mount the Tower over your CPU.
3. Slide a spring onto the supplied thumb screw (4), and slide the screw down, going through the H plate first and coming out the back of the motherboard last. I had heard many horror stories regarding this step, so I was happy that it only took a minute or so.
4. Plug in the fan cable and you're done!
Here's the tower in its new home. The case is an NZXT Lexa Blackline case, btw. I've had many people off other forums ask about it. The one problem is that the tower is pushing against my side window fan, but nothing too serious to worry about. I didn't have to use force to close the door.
That's about it! My first thoughts are as follows:
- It sounds completely different from the stock Intel cooler? More of a hum than an annoying fan sound.
- On its LOWEST setting, it is keeping my processor apprx. 8-9*C cooler at idle!
- I'll be waiting a few days for the AS5 to break-in before I resume my overclocking adventures.
I'll have some more screenshots of temperatures and other goodies soon, but until then, I hope you guys enjoy this thread. I would recommend this upgrade to anybody considering a new heatsink/fan. Plus, it looks killer!