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 Post subject: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:20 pm 
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The second version of the universal mounting bracket system VX BTK II, as fitted to the Archon SB-E X2, will shortly be available as a separate item.

For Socket 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 & AM2+/AM3+/FM2/FM3.

Compatible with Ultra120/Ultra120 eXtreme / TRUE Copper/ TRUE black / HR-02/Silver Arrow/HR-01 coolers.

Full details are on the Thermalright web site.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I really hope to see 1150 support soon =), hopping i can move my HR02 to Haswell.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:31 am 
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nice addition.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 am 
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Abula wrote:
I really hope to see 1150 support soon =), hopping i can move my HR02 to Haswell.

No worrries, 1150 uses the same mounting standard as 1156 and 1155.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:25 am 
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Anyone know the size of the block the top plate will fit onto?

I am wondering if it is compatible with IFX-14; not listed on Thermalright's site, but Silver Arrow is.....


Edit: Some European sites are listing the kit as being for the IFX-14 as well as the Silver Arrow.

http://geizhals.at/eu/thermalright-vx-bolt-through-kit-ii-a918294.html

http://www.merlinhardver.hu/webaruhaz/thermalright-vx-btk-bolt-thru-kit-ii/1847

http://aac.com.pl/thermalright-vx-boltthru-kit-ii,produkt,1205.html


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:54 am 
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Thermalright is pretty responsive - send them an email and find out for us all :)

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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:20 am 
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Lol, last time I emailed Thermalright I didn't get a response, not trying again.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:25 pm 
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maf718 wrote:
Lol, last time I emailed Thermalright I didn't get a response, not trying again.

Same here...


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Bought one of these today from my local supplier here in the UK. Interestingly there is nothing on the box or in the instruction leaflet about compatibility, apart from the fact that the separate LGA2011 support in the previous BTK is now integrated into this one. There was a previous Thermalright mounting kit in 1366 fitting that was specific to the IFX-14 so it is not clear to me if the BTK II would fit. Didn't the IFX-14 have a special backplate that mounted a additional heatsink through a pair of long heatpipes?


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Here's the reply from Thermalright:

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Hey Steve,

Thanks for bring up the issue to me.

As far as I learned, the new socket 1150 use the same mounting holes as the existing socket 1155/1156. So, yes, the Venomous-X Bolt-thru Kit will take socket 1150 as well. And also, IFX-14 will be able to use Ven-X BT kit, too.

Please feel free to ask if I can be any help.

Best regards,

Chris Lee
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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:49 am 
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Thanks Steve.
(Maybe Thermalright only respond to email requests from USA?)

I am still a little confused though. The BTK from the Macho rev.A is not compatible with the IFX-14 due to the different sized cpu block. (The top plate from the Macho is too small to fit properly on the IFX block.) If this new kit fits well on the IFX-14 the top plate would be too wide to fit well on the smaller block of the Macho, yet Thermalright lists it as compatible with the HR-02. Does the Macho have a different sized block to the original HR-02?


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Didn't the IFX-14 have a special backplate that mounted a additional heatsink through a pair of long heatpipes?

Yes, exactly right. You would lose this extra functionality with the new BTK backplate, but real world impact would be minimal; iirc reviews at the time claimed it only made a 1°C (or less) difference, hardly worth the headaches from trying to fit it in the case! The mounting system was never that solid with the original IFX-14 kit, it would be interesting to see how it would perform with a superior mounting kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Can anyone verify that this works with the HR-01 Plus? They say it works with the HR-01, but I want to be absolutely sure that it also works with the Plus version before I order it.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
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runeks wrote:
Can anyone verify that this works with the HR-01 Plus? They say it works with the HR-01, but I want to be absolutely sure that it also works with the Plus version before I order it.

The coolers share the same base, so VX BTK II will work just fine with the HR-01 Plus.

Comparison with the Ultra-120/eXtreme series: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article842-page2.html


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright introduces VX BTK II mounting kit
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:50 am 
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Brem wrote:
runeks wrote:
Can anyone verify that this works with the HR-01 Plus? They say it works with the HR-01, but I want to be absolutely sure that it also works with the Plus version before I order it.

The coolers share the same base, so VX BTK II will work just fine with the HR-01 Plus.

Comparison with the Ultra-120/eXtreme series: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article842-page2.html

Thank you Sir! VX BTK II it is then.


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