huh and that's just a 92mm "tower" (hah! more like 2 story building am I right) cooler. Sounds like I made a good call swapping out the stock cooler for this TX3 unit when I assembled my wife's i5-2500 based PC
Makes me wonder if there are any better push-pin cooler(s) than the TX3 (EVO) at this point. Shame about it not supporting LGA2011-v3, though, so that kind of makes you need something beefier, even if you're only trying to run at stock. (Though, maybe a 145W cooler is a bad idea/non-starter on a ~145W CPU?)
I'm still a bit concerned about the temps, though as after testing the system with a max load on the GPU (basically 100% TDP, which can actually be hit rather easily sometimes), the case gets quite warm - and seems like I take a further 10C penalty to all internal temps once the case is warmed up. Going to do some extra testing just to confirm. I think the TX3 series might just not cut it when everything is loaded to the max, no thanks to the elevated ambient temps here (30C).
i5-4590 | Kingston 2x8GB | Asus Strix GTX 970 | Asus Z97-Pro Gamer | Kingston Fury 240GB + WD Black 2TB + Blue 2TB | Win 10