Fractal Design Kelvin S24 Review
Published: 9th January 2015 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: TBC |
Separate mounts are provided for both Intel and AMD, with an additional set included for Socket 2011. Whichever you go for, the rest of the procedure is comparatively similar, with the first job being to attach the retaining bracket to the pump. The bracket as you can see comes in two halves and is combined by pushing each half down a guide track. Once clicked in place all is good.
Next job is to attach the bolts, springs washers and nuts to the holes in the retaining bracket.
With all that done it's time to dollop on a little TIM, we of course aren't using the supplied TIM as we always test with the same Noctua stuff. In our case as we're on 2011 we simply screw straight to the motherboard, but if you're not then you'll need to support the included back plate from behind.
The Radiator mounts easily using the supplied short screws, and the 320mm of tubing is just the right amount, not too much that it's all over the shop, and not too little that things look stretched. In roaming around the case with the camera we soddenly noticed this cheeky shot and couldn't resist sharing it with you.
The huge Cooler Master Test Trooper seems to swallow the S24 whole. With aesthetics very much to the fore with the S24 we're sure you're going to want to mount it where it can be seen.