Installation of this cooler is pretty easy and I have to say the instructions DeepCool provides are some of the easiest to understand and follow.
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, and 1155 sockets.
The first thing you are going to want to do is find the Intel backplate and attach it through the backside of your motherboard holding it into place with the included Intel standoffs.
Next install the Intel mounting bars, securing them in place with the included thumbscrews. These bars need to be installed on the top and bottom of the socket if you want air coming in from the front of your case and being exhausted out of the back.
Apply the included thermal paste and then remove the fans from the cooler. Then very carefully install the cooler on to your CPU, lining up the screws on the cooler with the standoffs on the mounting bars. Using the included screwdriver secure the cooler.
Now reinstall your fans, they can easily be installed from the top of the cooler if you happened to install the cooler while your system was in a case. You can see that even with the fans installed we still have clearance for normal-sized memory.
With our system back in our case we can see that the cooler does have a pretty big footprint, but as I said earlier it is not massive. There still is more than enough clearance for our graphics card and at only 160 mm tall the cooler should not interfere with side panels on most cases.