On the usual two-tower air coolers, you can use just one single fan in the middle position without really losing performance. The front fan isn't needed.
Amazon sells thermalright products.
Right, but the "amazon sells them" comment was a response to someone stating that thermalright products are hard to find in north america so the default purchase is a noctua cooler. It's like saying coffee shops are hard to find so I have to go to starbucks (noctua being very much like starbucks).
I bought a thermalright cooler this time last year and they had many of them, but it's not actually Amazon but "Nan's Gaming Gear".That post is on the first page.
How long has amazon been carrying Thermalright products? I quit looking there a few years ago and there was nothing there then. Newegg can get a few of their cheaper models. The only place that I know of that might have anything is Superbiiz, and they are iffy. So basically it is Starbucks or nothing.
For those not aware of this cooler:
6 x 8 mm heat pipes and probably the most under-rated air cooler ever.
Anyone on Amazon complaining about bad cooling or difficult installation is a (pardon my french) dumbarse. I have one of these and it f'n rocks. Combine with a single TY-143 fan and no problem running a 9900K at 5 GHz all-core.
Because it is a discussion forum, so we...discuss stuff?I was going to post the same. Why do people even bother having a whole discussion and interest in a new heatsink, when it's just a rehash or what has already existed for more than a decade and any possible gains in efficiency are overwhelmingly likely to be within the 5% margin at most?