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Old 06-21-06, 08:50 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Is the Thermalright Ultra 120 the absolute best air cooler in existence?


How would you rank the Ultra 120, Big Typhoon, XP90C, and the Ninja if they all were using 30DB or less fans?
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Old 06-21-06, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have never used anything but stock cooling before I bought my ultra-120, but I have to say I'm extremely impressed with it. 52 C full load @ 3.98ghz. I don't remember what my old temps were but I made a thread when I first got it. I'll try and find it.

*Edit: Here's the thread w/ my results.
Although since then I switched my 820 and 930 so I'm now running the 930 in that rig @ 3.98ghz, 34 C idle and 52 C loaded w/ dual fah.
I switched it about an hour ago so it still has a long way to oc
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Old 06-21-06, 09:07 PM Thread Starter   #3
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Thanks for your information. The Ultra 120 does look like an awesome heatsink.
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Old 06-21-06, 09:10 PM   #4
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I just bumped it to 4.01ghz and took the side off the case and for some reason I can't get it above 47 C under full load
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Old 06-21-06, 09:15 PM Thread Starter   #5
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Could you see your temps on the Ultra 120 at clocks that would generate comparable heat to my 820 at stock, with passive cooling on it?
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Old 06-21-06, 09:18 PM   #6
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The thread I posted above had results from me using with my 820 @ I believe 3.85ghz, I've had it up far past that without heat being too much of a problem.
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Old 06-21-06, 09:22 PM Thread Starter   #7
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I see that you have 820 results, but do you have any idea how the heatsink performs without a fan on it, or with the fan off?
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Sorry, just with the fan on.
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Old 06-21-06, 09:34 PM   #9
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How would you rank the Ultra 120, Big Typhoon, XP90C, and the Ninja if they all were using 30DB or less fans?
workign the best with a quiet fan would definitely be the scythe ninja ..
as far as the best air coolers .. its between these .. scythe ninja .. tuniq tower 120 .. never used the ultra 120 .. so i cant say for that ..

but for the most part the tuniq tower and the ninja are among the best
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Old 06-21-06, 10:21 PM Thread Starter   #10
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Could you provide evidence?
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Old 06-21-06, 10:45 PM   #11
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go search for reviews .. at madshrimps .. and other websites
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Old 06-21-06, 10:57 PM   #12
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http://www.overclockers.com/articles373/p4sum.asp
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The ultra 120 is one of the best heatsinks on the market, with a C/W of .13. I have one that is waiting for conroe to come out.
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Old 06-21-06, 11:07 PM   #13
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ill prolly go tuniq tower on conroe unless scythe ever releases the all copper ninja that they keep showing off
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Old 06-21-06, 11:43 PM   #14
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Mine's all lapped up and waiting for my E6600.
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Old 06-22-06, 01:13 AM   #15
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our very own wonderful amazing overclockers did a great review of it: http://www.overclockers.com/articles1329/

I have one waiting for my conroe because I feel it is the best air cooler available. The big typhoon is nice, but it blows hot air onto the motherboard (or away). The ultra is in line with the rear exhaust fan(s) which I think is much more ideal.

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Old 06-22-06, 09:40 AM Thread Starter   #16
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Thanks for the information.
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Old 06-22-06, 12:50 PM   #17
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ill prolly go tuniq tower on conroe unless scythe ever releases the all copper ninja that they keep showing off
Scythe has stated that it was only a concept model and that they're never going to produce and sell it on the market. Sorry, dude.
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I hear all of you sweating the conroe. Please tell me what you like so much about it and to whatever you say all I have to say is wait till amd releases the 4X4 near november unless you have money to burn.


By the way my case i ordered for my new system a fan built into the front of the case and one on the side case the front is 140mm and the side is 250mm and their is mesh material in front of them. what im wondering is if the ultra 120 came very close to the side fan would it be bad for overall motherboard/chipset/cpu cooling or would it be better having cold air against the heat sink and warm out sucked out the front?I actually chose the si 120 for my am2 board based on really good benchmarks. with all the cooling am2 boards do by themselves i think my system will be really cool probably wont get the board over 47c.

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Could you provide evidence?
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...23&articID=419

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...ower120_8.html

The Tuniq trumps just about everything else out there. I'm not sure how it stacks up directly against the Ultra120, but more likely than not would outperform it as well. The only downside is that they won't be available again till August.

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Old 07-06-06, 12:15 PM   #20
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Someone with a Tuniq tower needs to do a reveiw of the Ultra120 for us
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