While installation for me is pretty self explanatory by now there still is the detailed manual in eight different languages for those who aren’t really sure on how to install the CPU cooler. The small, yet powerful manual shows high quality pictures on goes step-by-step through both AMD/Intel installations.
The Xilence Xilent Blade Pro uses an H-plate design for the back plate. Typically there are three parts for the installation of the back plate, which are the back plate itself, H insulator and the H cushion all of which are placed respectively. Once aligned underneath the motherboard four flat screws should be placed through the proper mounting holes. Then place the four plastic washers, to protect from a short out, on the four screws and then fasten the four copper nuts until snug. Then apply a thin layer of the included thermal grease.
You will then want to grab the heatsink and place it on the processor so that the heatpipes are facing the Northbridge on the motherboard. You then place the other H-plate through the slot on the base of the CPU cooler and attach it via the four thumb screws provided. Make sure not to tighten the thumb screws too tight as this could cause problems later on. Lastly don’t forget to attach the 4-pin connector to your motherboard.
Once the CPU cooler was attached I realized that the fan comes in close contact with one of my case fans mounted on the top of my case, NZXT Tempest. I just moved the cable out of the way so that it wouldn’t rub up against the fans, but it still was pretty close to touching them. I don’t think this would be a problem for a lot of people because most people don’t have an upper mounted motherboard case.
When all is installed the CPU cooler really doesn’t take up a lot of space in the case both vertically and horizontally.