Zaward Twin Towers

Coolers

Installation

To install the kit, you’ll need to remove the original stock cooler that usually will be attached with push-pins. These can be taken out easily with the use of a pair of pliers and patience. Some motherboards have the chipset held on with hooks that latch on motherboard mounted loops. Thankfully, the Twin Towers can accommodate both of these mounting types with a separate bracket for loops, and another with push-pins.

I’ll be using push pins type with our mATX board.

Unfortunately, the chipset on this board, and with other boards that don’t have an all-in-one cooler is located right next to the CPU socket. As a result, the Twin Towers won’t fit next to a stock AMD heatsink mounted on it, and instead we had to use the Swiftech H20 Compact 120 that provided enough room for the cooler to be fastened into place.

Zaward Twin Towers
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Zaward Twin Towers
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To mount, you have to thread a couple of screws through the back of the board, and then wind a nut down to keep the screw in place. Now the cooler sits on top once you’ve sorted out the brackets. You then have another two nuts that screw on top of the screws which keeps the cooler in place. Overall the installation looks a little messy but does the trick. It did take a while to get the cooler in the right place with the brackets at the right angle etc. One key point is to get the chip in the center of the cooler which is difficult when you have to deal with surface components and the awkward mounting system.

Zaward Twin Towers
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Zaward Twin Towers
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Zaward Twin Towers
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Once completed, there was a fan header than couldn’t be used afterwards as the cooler sat right above it.

Zaward Twin Towers
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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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