To install the cpu cooler we used a - soon to be revealed - Core i7 Socket LGA 1366 processor and put that one on the Asus P6T deluxe motherboard.
A preview can be found here: Asus P6T Deluxe X58 press presentation in Berlin
A view on the processor put in the socket. As you can see the system is very similar to LGA775, just bigger.
The socket is secured with a backplate on the rear of the mainboard. This will be so on every mainboard normally. The Intel DX58SO Extreme Desktop board we have in our test labs has the same.
And so we continue by placing Thermalrights baclplate on it an trough the mainboard. The Socket poses no problem at all.
We flip the board and put the cooler on the processor.
A look on th holddown bracket.
We install the holddown and tighten the screws.
And a close up of the mounting Final toughts:
With a bit of bracket modification it won't be that difficult to mount any cpu cooler on this new socket.
So we'll be expecting a lot of cooler "upgrade kits" in the near future from various manufacturers.
Results of the new platform can be expected very soon.
Btw, are you wondering what was in the little cardboard box ? Here it is, a big fan to put on the cpu cooler:
We would like to thank:
- Milan From Asus
for the Mainboard
- Kristof from Intel Benelux
for the CPUs and the rest of the presskit