be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler Review

Installation

We will be doing our installation on an Intel Z490 system so this installation would be pretty much the same for Intel LGA 1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, and 1700 sockets.

The first thing you are going to want to do is prep the Intel backplate by positioning the Intel backplate screws in the notches situated on the rear side of the backplate. Then once they are through you can install the rubber O-rings on the other side, which will lock your screws in place. Once you have the screws installed you can place the backplate on the backside of your motherboard, threading the screws through the holes on your motherboard.

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To secure the backplate install the Intel spacer nuts on to of the threaded screws. Once you have these tight you are going to want to install the Intel mounting brackets. For most people you’ll want to install these on the sides of the socket. Secure them with the included screws.

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Install the included thermal paste and then place the mounting bridge in the center part of the cooler. Carefully place the cooler on top of your CPU lining up t he holes in the mounting bridge with the holes in the Intel mounting brackets. With the two included screws secure the cooler.

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The last thing you need to do is install the fan using the included fan clips. Even with the fan installed we have 100% RAM clearance. be quiet! does include a second set of fan clips if you did want to install a second fan.

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