No, I was meaning that the very same Lambdatek sold the G2 at much more money than they sold the L8, and that was a reasonable clue that the first one was better than the latter.
Ah gotcha, makes sense now
I hope that it will thoroughly satisfy you: as an addes bonus, if anything shouldn't be that good, I guess you can return it very easily (and usually with no penalties) with Amazon.
Thanks, I'm sure it will but as you say, always nice to have Amazon's returns policy in case of problems (not so nice that they avoid paying tax everywhere though!)
That issue may be true (pun not intended) when the heatpipes tips are located at a lower height than the heatsink base, with reference to ground, so that, in your setup, any tower cooler should play safe.
Ah, that's a nice bonus of my case then, not having to worry about that.
Broadly speaking I can't speak about the True Rev. C, but the 212 is just an average cooler with a sub-average fan, which gives acceptable results with Sandy and a bit less good ones with Ivy/Haswell (IMO/IME: I don't remember exact figures for the AMD AM3 platform, but as far as I recall cooling prowess wasn't that great on an old X4-940BE).
So I don't think it will perform remarkably well in your case: on the other hand, at the low airflows the True wasn't the better performer too (as you know: you can also check some old SPCR reviews, on HR01 Plus, Ninja and other contemporary coolers), so the only thing I can say is YMMV (personally I'd bet onto the Thermalright).
Yeah, I'd imagine the TRUE is a bit better but still not great at low airflow, so I'll look at alternatives.
The VX BTK II Bolt-thru mounting kit is your friend, if you mind.
Thanks. I'll probably leave the TRUE attached to the current board/CPU and just move that to my other case and get a newer/better cooler for the 4670k but it's good to know I have the option to re-use it.
Given that I don't remember which CPU fans you actually use, as said, my somehow educated guess is that the 212 won't give you any sizable advantage over the True C.
In case you may need a more modern/performing heatsink, and the cheapest around nowadays should be the Scythe Kotetsu (other alternatives may be another TR, like the True-M 120, or the Macho 120: at least, in Italy they are relatively inexpensive, but they deserve a fan swap).
I've got an Arctic F12 PWM on there at the moment http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002 ... entries*=0
which is OK but with my current board, doesn't ramp up to full speed under load properly, so it doesn't cool as well as it could (mind you, this was testing with it on the bench, so no case fans assisting). I'll see how it works with the Asus Intel board. I think I've got some Nexus 120mm fans spare as well. I've disconnected the HAF XB EVO case fans at the moment as they're quite noisy but they might be quiet enough with some Zalman resistors I've got and might help with cooling the CPU, along with a Nexus at the rear.
The Macho/120 are probably more widely available here than the Kotetsu and are quite cheap as well, so I'll look at those more, although I need to check it won't block the top PCI-E slot, as if I have two GPUs each taking up 3 slots, it doesn't leave much else free for anything and the top slot might be very useful.
Never got any really noticeable advantage by any TIM on air (and I used several ones, including exotic ones with diamond or liquid).
Looking at a price-wise options, probably today I would give a try to either the Ceramique 2 or the AC MX-4.
Yeah, I didn't think there was a massive difference. Only really bought the MX-2 to get away from the risk of conductivity with the AS5. I'll try one of those if I run out though.
I already gave you my advices about: I would look elsewhere, and anyway, to one or two fans to swap the original CM one.
Sure. I'll experiment when doing my Dad's build to see if the Arctic PWM or Nexus work better/quieter with his Hyper 212 EVO than the original fans.