Originally Posted by Brko
Yes, TRUE BTK + AM4 upgrade kit which they gave it for free (paid only P&P). Original Venomous BTK is only for Intel AFAIK.
So, what do you think? Leave MBO's backplate and install this one form TR or use this one with MBO?
I did not receive MBO yet (on Friday) so I do not know is it plastic or metal.
Mobo AM4 backplate is nice metal one
, I would use that. If you compare it to TRUE BTK it has more contact with mobo, which I prefer. Below is image from TR AM4 install guide
. The red outlined / arrowed elements meet back of mobo, where as AM4 backplate is greater area, again my preference.
If you wish to use TR backplate instead of AM4 be aware it has a sticky pad between it and mobo. I used hairdryer to warm AM4 backplate and it came away easily with little manual pulling. I had zero sticky residue left on mobo. Prior to doing that method I asked in thread and Elmor gave green light to do
Interesting they gave your free TRUE BTK. I have Archon SB-E X2 and IB-E X2. They wanted initially 9.99€ for TRUE BTK for Archon SB-E plus 15.90€ shipping, total of ~£22. I was quite upset by this. I pointed out I also have 5x TY-143
fans and still own a ThermalRight TRUE 120 Rev.A plus owned other TR coolers over the years. They came down to 9.99€ for TRUE BTK plus 8.50€ shipping = ~£16 with FOC 2x AM4 back/top plate. The TRUE BTK also had a AM4 back/top plate
, so now I have 3x AM4 back/top plate. I did also point out that Be Quiet / Noctua offer FOC AM4 inc shipping from what I have read. I do not believe TR are being as transparent and doing right my owners of their HSF as other companies.
May I ask your location?Edited by gupsterg - 4/19/17 at 4:20am