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The cooler is fastened through the mainboard, so you have to take the latter out of the system case to install it on any of the supported platforms. But first you should secure an appropriate mounting frame to the cooler’s base with four screws.

 

After that, you glue rubber spacers to the mainboard or to the feet of the mounting frame. These spacers prevent damage to the mainboard during the installation of the cooler.

 

Then use the included key, plastic spacers and nuts to fasten the cooler to the mainboard.

Unfortunately, the kit doesn’t include a back-plate and the mainboard bends noticeably as you are tightening the nuts.

This is how the cooler looks when installed on the mainboard:

The Mars seems to be at home inside the system case, too:

It’s even funnier at night when the two blue LEDs are shining…

…and the fan at its max speed doesn’t let you sleep with its noise.

 
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