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Airbrushkid
09-27-07, 06:17 PM
Hello,
How many of you are using a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme? And do you have any pictures of your rig with it installed? I want to get it but when mounting it the fan will be blowing up or down. Not til the back.:(

sammy sung
09-27-07, 07:07 PM
I have one in my system ,excuse the poor mobilephone cam shots and less than perfect cable management :rolleyes: .I have mine exhuasting air upwards through the top 120mm exhuast fan in my case.The fan is a 74cfm titan aluframe and im currently running my cpu at 3ghz using default voltage.Im really happy with this cooler and with the temps :)

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1929/ultra3gl5.jpg

http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/945/ultra2bj4.jpg

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5614/ultraca6.jpg

http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/4705/huyb4.jpg

jcrox
09-27-07, 08:11 PM
those are terrible pictures :thumbdwn:

move back a bit

Edit: do you have your fan pushing air through ?? I always thought it was supposed to be better to have it pulling air. Is it an option to set the fan up on either side? I'm thinking about getting one as well, although I'm not sure it would help much with this 6600 as my current HSF keeps my cpu @ 30*C and it's still a bit warm here winter should be a different story, the 120 might be better for my quad when I finally get one though.

Madpistol
09-29-07, 08:59 AM
Here's a picture of mine with my crappy camera phone.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4475/cid0929070848cs5.jpg

Sidric
10-03-07, 01:45 AM
I apologize for piggybacking on this thread, but I have a few questions concerning the Ultra 120 Extreme:

First off, is the base of the heatsink as bad as everyone says it is? I'm seen lots of user reviews mention that you have to lap the hell outta the thing before its any good. I don't have so much a problem with that, I was just wondering if its really a problem or more the way the heatsink was designed(as some reviews have mentioned).

Secondly, I notice some of you mount the fan pointing downwards. Does that help with cooling any, or is it just because of space limitations?

I had some other concerns, like I've heard that the fan mounts are pretty flaky. Also it seems that even after the heatsink is properly mounted, it is prone to move around a bit.

Any advice or comments you guys have would be appreciated. Especially considering that if this heatsink is all that everyone says it is, my brand new G0 stepping Q6600 will be mighty happy. :D

edit: No answers, eh? Well I'm ready to pull the trigger on this so I may as well take the plunge. I'm going to need to, my Q6600 is going to be here in a couple of days.