Maingear EPIC T1000 Thermal Cooling Solution ReviewThu, Feb 16, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Maingear EPIC T1000 packaging
Maingear packages the EPIC T1000 in a nice clam shell and puts everything required for a successful install in the package.
The front of the EPIC T1000 case is a nice label with an interesting warning on the bottom that states “Warning: For the extreme DIY enthusiast only, this product requires extensive knowledge and comprehension of CPU cooling and temperature monitoring.” Translation: this is not a simply place a pea of paste and crank down a cooler install.
The back of the package list some of the key installation criteria such as cannot be used on coolers with exposed heat pipes and requires a re-flow process to function.
Opening the clam shell we get all the items to make this installation successful. The fact the kit requires all these items and has a three page installation procedure let you know this is not for technically challenge people.
The Maingear EPIC T1000 kit includes:
- 1 pair Nitrile gloves
- 1 bottle of cleaning solution / Epic T1000 remover
- 2 clean room quality lint free wipes (to be used with cleaning solution)
- 3 page instruction manual
- 2 CPU specific installations of Epic T1000 Phase Change Metal Alloy (PCMA) suspended in installation frames
This is a closer look at the two included installations of Epic T1000 in their protective frames. The frames come with a thin plastic protector on the top and bottom and stickers to make sure it is clear which side goes up (facing the cooler block).