The Package and Installation
This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective’s website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.All you see is not what you get!!! The Kanie Hedgehog Type-W arrives in a heavy duty box that amply protects the Hog. Included are the heatsink itself, 8 screws for 60 x 60 x 25 mm fans, the clipping mechanism (that you assemble), 4 screw brackets and 2 shrouds. If you purchase the 38 mm high fans Tony will include 8 long screws to accommodate the larger fans.
The 60 mm fans are sold separately and allow you to choose from a wide range of CFM’s and dBA’s. Pictured are two 60 x 60 x 25 mm Delta 37.6 CFM fans (left) and two 60 x 60 x 38 mm Delta 50.1 CFM fans and these latter two each produces 54.5 dBA’s at 8000 RPM or a combined dBA of about 58 (rough estimate).
The use of fan guards is a must with high RPM fans.
The photo above shows the naked Hog with the screw brackets already in place. The two shrouds in front of the Hog and the assembled clip (you just insert the wires into the clip and the clip assembly is complete). Also pictured are eight long screws for the 38 mm high fans and eight shorter screws for the 25 mm high fans.
The Kanie Hedgehog Type-W weighs in at a hefty 605 grams including two 60 x 60 x 25 mm fans, its saving grace is that the clip connects to all three of the sockets (both sides) lugs. The dimensions are 69 H x 80 L (at the base) – 123 L (at the Top) x 62 W mm. While the overall dimensions are quite large the Type-W Hog should fit the majority of motherboards.
As a word of warning; never ship or transport a computer with a heavy high performance HSF in place, it is always wiser to remove it and then reinstall it when the computer has arrived at its destination.
As can be seen in our photo the Hedgehog Type-W has a massive surface area comprised of a total of 588 pins/slats that are press fitted to the base by using either a kick-press or a power-press, as was the case with the original Hog.
The photo above is a bottom view of the Hedgehog Type-W heatsink and I can tell you that the overall quality and in particular the quality and finish of the contact area is by far the best I’ve ever seen on ANY heatsink. Nobody will be lapping this Hog!!!
The Hog is shipped with a sheet of detailed assembly and installation instructions that are rather good, eliminating the need to go into them here in any detail.
Before we continue, make sure you’ve applied a thin coat of Artic Silver II to the core of your CPU, with that done gently place the Kanie Hedgehog Type-W on top of the CPU (gently now) making sure that the clip aligns with the sockets three lugs, hook the rear of the clip over the three lugs (there is a tab jutting out from the clip that helps to make doing this easy).
Now, using the tab on the front of the clip press down until it locks over the three lugs on the front of the socket. I was able to attach the heatsink to the socket without using any tools, but I have a removable motherboard tray that makes this much easier to do than it would be if your motherboard tray isn’t removable. In this situation, you may need to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers or remove the motherboard from the case to install the Kanie Hedgehog Type-W.
To attach the fans to a power source, you’ll need a three pin “Y” adapter and a three to four pin adapter, connect them up and then connect the four pin Molex connector to one from your power supply. Once installed you have one beautifully efficient, but loud HSF!!!
You do not want to connect either the twin Delta 37.6 CFM or the twin Delta 50.1 CFM fans to your motherboard headers, as they require more power than most motherboards supply.