Packaging and Contents
The Steropes being a small cooler, it comes packaged in, you guessed it, a tiny box measuring in at 16.51 cm in length, 13.97 cm in width, and 7.62 cm in height. The top of the box shows off the cooler and Reeven's logo, along with a list of supported CPU sockets. Interesting here is the lack of LGA2011 compatibility even though LGA1366 is listed. The front comes with another image of the cooler which, this time around, puts the base and heatpipes on display, while also explaining the Sterope's purpose as a low-profile cooler. That purpose, as you may have guessed, is to act as a cooler for HTPC and small form-factor (SFF) systems. On the left side is yet another image of the cooler, along with Reeven's website address.
On the back are the cooler's specifications in various languages. The right side again lists all supported CPU sockets, along with a diagram for the cooler's exact dimensions.
With barely any real protection for the cooler aside from a few cardboard flaps, Reeven's packaging is lackluster. That said, the cooler arrived safe and sound with no dents, dings, or bent fins, which is always nice.
The Steropes comes with everything you need to mount it to nearly any of today's modern sockets, aside from Intel's LGA2011. Some of the assembly work has even been done for you, such as the pre-attached fan and the Intel clips on the mounting arms. This will save users time and makes the cooler a little easier to install.
- 5x Mounting arm screws
- 5x Screws of Intel mounting arm clips (4 pre-attached)
- 4x Mount screws
- 4x Backplate screws
- 4x Silicon washers for backplate screws
- 4x Intel back plate screws
- 4x AMD back plate screws
- 2x Intel mounting arms
- 2x AMD mounting arms
- 2x Fan clips
- 1x 120 mm x 120 mm x 12 mm PWM fan
- 1x Heatsink
- 1x Packet of thermal compound
- 1x Installation guide