Cooler Master Eisberg 120L Prestige Review
Published: 10th June 2013 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: £119.99 |
Ron Swanson is a real man, not the sort to read instructions and neither are we. Which is just as well really as should we need a "reference" source to confirm we've done things right then we'd best prepare to break out the magnifying glass. We're not joking here. These instructions are small and we mean Comedy small. To give you an idea the size of the un expanded image on your screen below left is pretty much life size. Having eventually worked out which screw we needed we assembled the gear and readied for assembly (we actually turned out to have selected the wrong screw, that's how bad the pictures are and as the packets of screws aren't labelled there's nothing else to go by).
If you're using anything other than 2011 then you'll need to use one of the supplied back plates. As we are then we can screw straight into the Motherboard.
Washers go over the screws then springs over the washers. Black internally threaded tubes are then screwed down over the top of each of the screws until the base of them touches the washers, or in other words, as far as they will go. No need for screwdrivers as it's all finger tightened.
Getting the Radiator in is not nearly as simple and is practically a two person job. What you're making here is a sandwich which goes fan-baffle-rad-baffle-fan. Easy enough to attach the inner fan to the rad with the baffle in between, but not quite so easy to line up the outer fan-baffle-rad assembly while at the same time feeding the long screw through from outside the case. As the baffles are quite a floppy rubber they also have a tendency to slip into the fan blades if not held in place when tightening the screws.
Eventually we got the radiator assembly in place and with no filling or bleeding to do were able to fire up the trusty Cooler Master "Test Trooper" (with the side panels on of course and commence testing. We were a little surprised how noisy the Eisberg was. The given 25.5dBA seems a little on the low side. The 9v reducer did quieten things down a little though but still a faint Buzz could be heard through the case sides.