Re: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is on its way!
Well, here's the kicker...
With all the case fans set to lowest setting, and the Northbridge fan set to 40%, this computer is nearly dead silent. That's @ 3.2Ghz and 40C idle. I've already tested the computer in gaming, and the computer is rock solid stable. I'm amazed. Our air conditioner outside my room can be heard over the computer . The Hard drive clicking seems loud compared to the rest of my system. Even though the idle is higher than the Monsoon II, the peak temperatures are lower, which means this cooler is functioning properly... and the Monsoon was really loud.
I'll try reseating the Ultra 120 Extreme tomorrow and see if that makes much of a difference. My apartment is usually much much much cooler than my room at this house. We'll see how that goes.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (RB-C3) @ 4Ghz, 1.425 Vcore, 1.25V NB VID
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (w/ Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm fan)
Gigabyte UD3H AM3 790GX motherboard
XFX Radeon HD 5870
PNY XLR8 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB CL8 DDR3 1600
Soundblaster X-Fi Fatality Titanium
OCZ Vertex II 120GB SSD (OS drive)
Western Digital 500GB Caviar (black)
Western Digital 640GB Blue
Samsung DVD burner
Logitech MX performance mouse
Logitech G15 keyboard
Corsair HX 750-watt Modular PSU
Antec Nine Hundred case
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ASUS MK241 24" LCD
ACER X241W 24" LCD - RIP