Published on 4th January 2008 by
Originally Posted by TyinsarI'm about to change the fan but now I just wish I'd bought the Thermalright. :(
Originally Posted by M1CUZI can honestly say the Thermalright is an excellent piece of kit, have one on my Asus Striker Extreme and Q6600, though I must say its a very tight fit on this mobo, the heatpipes actually touch some of the mobo heatsinks. Nice slow 120mm fan, can barely hear it and it keep the chip as cold as the British weather at the moment (read cool) even running at full tilt. Only concern I have with it at the moment is the lack of air directed towards any of the chipset/power heatsinks on the motherboard, as a result the system temp is a little high.... Looking at ways to redirect a little air over them at the moment.
I found installation to be a breeze, just make sure you have a nice flat surface and plenty of space.
Also of note, you might find the fan clips easier to use if you clip them in the right place, they are designed to clip in between the fins of the heatsink and not onto the heatpipes themselves. As shown right at the bottom of the installation guide here -> http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/u120ex/installation_cpu_cooler_u120ex.html
Top notch piece of cooling hardware.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiCool, thanks for the link but where ever you put the fan clips I always found I had one too tight and one too lax or one would ping off as I was putting the other on - there is just better solutions out there. :)
Originally Posted by cooper13Which would be better, the Ultra-120 Extreme, or the Thermaltake MaxOrb? How important is the extra heatpipe cooling?
(Total n00b post/longtime-lurker/first-time-poster -- LOVE the site: I've learned tons in the past few months!)
Originally Posted by drakaniousCouldn't have meant "taut" by any chance?
Originally Posted by seanapDoes any one know which HSF is the quietest?
Originally Posted by sheninat0rHey, I noticed an error about the fans - Noctua doesn't make a 1400RPM model, only 800, 1200, and 1300RPM-ers. The 1300 is also a drastically different design than the 800 and 1200RPM fans, so it would be nice if the model number was listed as well.
Originally Posted by hdfreedomAs for the member above that asked about routing air to the other heatsinks, I did that by simply using a 2 rulers and bending the bottom fins on the back downward to direct air at it. Works great and looks stock when done right. I forget what heatsink that had this little feature recently, but it came in handy for me. This again is with the Nirvana 120.
Originally Posted by Richard Swinburnehttp://www.bit-tech.net/content_images/2008/01/thermalright_120_extreme_zerotherm_nv120/nv4-8.jpg
Originally Posted by MajorNot suprising tbh, Thermalright tis the best. ;)
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