So, I'm doing my first PC build in about 10 years, and I've never installed an after-market heatsink (the kind with the big tower, etc.). I got the tower mounted to the mb and processor fine, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to attach the fan to the tower. The fan has two arrows at the top that are at right angles, and the fan is supposed to be mounted by two (or four?) high-tension wire clips that slip into the fins on the tower. The instructions are absurdly awful with no clear diagrams. I can't even tell which way the fan is supposed to point, much less how to mount it.
It's a ThermalRight True Spirit 140 ([^]); any tips on installing?
Well the picture in your link shows the fan held on by a couple of wire clips. If they didn't ship, I don't know what you can do. You might be able to just tie it down with a bit of hard foam or something to cushion it. Millimetre-perfect location is not important. You should be able to figure which way round from the curve of the blades in the pic.
wrt the arrows: One shows which way the blades move, the other shows which way the air moves.
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Thanks; I was able to figure it out from the pictures the next day. Those clips were included but were an absolute beast to install. I'm not sure why they think they have to be that tight, but that easily took up half of my total hardware installation time.
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