First post, by 386SX
I bought and installed a Cooler Master Masteliquid 120 cooling kit for my Asus P5KPL-CM motherboard with the Core2 E8600 dual cpu. Even if not necessary considering the 65W TDP it will be compatible with future builds for a new computer and it's my first liquid cooler ever. 😀
Having a server old steel case it wasn't easy to find a close position to mount the radiator cause the cables are short but I ended replacing the frontal case fan with it after a difficult couple of hours of work. 😵
- does the radiator need to be "above" the cpu to better work? Or is not a problem if it remains at lower height level?
- how much strong would the kit screws need to be fixed to the motherboard socket? It seems that no matter how much you rotate them, there's still space for it.
- temperature for both cores when benchmarked are 48°-50°C and when idle 32°C. Are those values ok?