Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 03-21-2011
Provided by: Thermaltake

I will be testing with the following hardware:

Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3 ghz
MSI P67A-GD65 Socket 1155
G.Skill 4gb (2x2gb) DDR3 1600
Sentey Arvina GS-6400
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1gb
OCZ Solid 2 Solid State Drive 60gb
1.0T (x2) SATA 3.5" drive
Asus Wireless nic

The Thermaltake Jing is compatible with a variety of socket types. In this case we are installing on an Intel Socket 1155. The 1155 Socket is backward compatible with the 1156 sockets.

The Sentey Arvina has a large mainboard cutout, so there was no need to remove the mainboard in order to install the backplate. Typically the mainboard cutouts can be problematic with AMD slot types, so it might take some testing to see if this is possible. If your case doesn’t have a cutout, you will need to remove the mainboard in order to install the basic hardware, though once you have it installed the rest will proceed smoothly. After passing the long screws through and attaching the spacers some consideration should be given to which direction you want your fans venting. I used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound as opposed to using the supplied thermal compound. This is to keep things as similar as possible when testing different units.

In the last picture above you can see that I chose an alternative configuration where the Jing is venting out of the top. In my particular case fan configuration this typically works quite well and usually nets a one to two degrees Celsius temperature reduction. Since the long screws come up in a nice square it is easy to select the configuration that works best for your setup.

One puzzling thing is that the fans each have their own connection and fan controller. Perhaps this is so one could use just one of the fans in either a push or a pull configuration, though I did not test it in that way. I just connected the second 3-pin connector to a different fan header. A Y-connector might have been useful though.

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