Ive recently bought a tx3 evo ( i nearly got the 212 evo but decided it could be a hassle to fit) anyhow i nearly killed my cpu when i ripped it from the board due to it being welded to the stock cooler heat sink. Having spent a while straightening the many bent pins and eventually refitting it
I installed the tx3 evo the only way i saw how . which was pointing up i.e sucking air from above my gpu and blowing it through the cooling tower and being sucked out the top of the case by a top case fan.
Having looked a little harder i now think that i could have mounted it so that it faced toward the back of the case. Although the motherboard mounts that the heat sink clips onto look about the same distance apart as the cooling fans are wide...which might be difficult.
I also used the stock thermal paste as i found out that the tube of artic silver (i think ) was empty.
Seems ok going by this http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/thermal-paste-performance-benchmark,review-32804-10.html
So the question is shall i leave it how it is or try to change it ?
and if i change it is it really worth buying some different thermal paste ( although i was trying to do this cheap)