Installation is very simple for the SpinQ and requires minimal hardware to do so. For this installation I used the LGA 775 design, which is only composed of two metal clips which each house two push-pin devices. Simply attach the two brackets to the base of the CPU cooler via two small screws. Then apply a thin layer of the included thermal grease to the CPU cooler.
Then simple push the four push-pins into the motherboard, making sure that the heatpipes are on the opposite side the RAM. The push-pin design isn’t the greatest design for support, but it certainly makes it easy if it works properly. Perhaps this push-pin design was pretty easy to use for me or maybe I’m just getting used to the push-pin design after doing so many in reviews.
Don’t forget to attach the cables for the fan to your motherboard. I’ve forgotten a view times and hadn’t realized it; it isn’t fun trying to figure out why your CPU is so hot if you thought you attached the fan.
Reading some reviews on retail websites I found that some people though this CPU cooler was large, I didn’t seem to think so as it’s actually smaller, width wise, than other CPU coolers I’ve reviewed. It’s about the average height of other CPU coolers, but it’s nothing really to worry about.
I was also surprised to find that the LED on the cooler isn’t as bright as I’d imagined it to be. Depending on who you are this could be a good or a bad thing.