Pot mounting is as easy as mounting any cooler on your motherboard, even GPU pots are easy to mount. As you will see in the following pictures we have used a quarter inch piece of closed cell foam as a gasket to help the cold be more directed to the CPU as well as a nice seal of the socket area. Below is the the Venom pot mounted on a Rampage V Extreme.
The Dragon F1 Dark Extreme Edition mounted of a Gigabyte Z97 SOC Force.
The Tek-9 Fat mounted on a graphics card with insulation.
When mounting your pots, be careful not to over tighten the screws as you may damage the socket or in the case of a graphics card that has a bare die, you crack the die. We usually do about ten turns on each screw on the CPU pots, while on the GPU pot we recommend until it is firm, but still have some wiggle room. When you want to bench your graphics card, you should also mount your CPU pot and cool you CPU with LN2 or DICE as well for best results. This is not a must do, just like benching your CPU, you don’t need to use a GPU Pot or even a high end graphics card for that matter. It is entirely up to you and what you want to bench.
Subzero benchmarking is not for everyone, there is a lot to do to get started, as well as a lot to learn about the benchmarks themselves. For those willing to take the step into the world of subzero benchmarking and overclocking, it can be quite rewarding as a hobby or for those want to get serious you can compete against others from around the world on HWBot as well as HWBot’s online competitions.
A lot people just like the thrill of benchmarking both ambient and subzero to see the best they can get out of their hardware. Benchmarking is not limited to the latest and best hardware on the market, as many play with older generation hardware to try to beat scores of that generation. As a precaution, it is important to note that Subzero benchmarking may harm your hardware so do so at your own risk! That said, if you make the jump in to subzero benchmarking, have fun and best of luck with your new hobby.