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    Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Heatsink -- too heavy?

    Been reading reviews about these things, and theres some people who say its too heavy. So heavy infact, that it bends the motherboard slightly, so doesn't have a good solid connection to the CPU because everything is warped out of shape. They say its so heavy that its suited to laying on its side, but if your motherboard is stood upright in a case (like most people), the weight is too much and often screws things up.

    The none Extreme version however, is lighter, and yet only about 1 degree warmer according to reviews. Does that make it a safer option? Or are the people who complain about it being too heavy, doing something wrong?

    Anyone got one?

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    It has a backplate, so the contact will be fine, just dont go chucking the case around with it fitted
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    hehe ok thanks I'll stick with the Extreme. Kustompcs are getting stock in next week (hopefully), so it will be mine then

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    I hope they have fixed the S775 Fixing issue.... http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...oc.aspx?i=2943

    ...and damn it I only just got a Tuniq Tower 120 and fitted it on my system and now there is something better......
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    I hope they have fixed the S775 Fixing issue.... http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...oc.aspx?i=2943

    ...and damn it I only just got a Tuniq Tower 120 and fitted it on my system and now there is something better......
    Yeah they have fixed it http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...oc.aspx?i=2981. I ordered one yesterday and received a SI-128 instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post
    Yeah they have fixed it http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...oc.aspx?i=2981. I ordered one yesterday and received a SI-128 instead
    let us know the temps

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    &#163;50 though...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    £50 though...............
    true, but if you want it for am2 you'd have to get that.

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    In that review, does it mention what voltages they used, I cant see it anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    true, but if you want it for am2 you'd have to get that.
    Why...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    let us know the temps
    I will as sonn as I get the right 1, they sending the proper one on Monday
    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    In that review, does it mention what voltages they used, I cant see it anywhere
    Not sure, will have a read thru it again, but it does look promising compared to others. 1 bad thing I can think of is that with some other coolers u get to cool the mosfets etc cos of the way it blows thru and down, but with the extreme u dont get any of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSte View Post
    Why...?
    need the am2 bolt thru kit for the normal edition, although it only costs £10, if i had am2 id get it.

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    Clunk, on this page they do mention the voltages, that was the 1st review they did of it and the only difference is the 775 bracket thingy is fixed in the new review, so its the same test really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harkin View Post

    Not sure, will have a read thru it again, but it does look promising compared to others. 1 bad thing I can think of is that with some other coolers u get to cool the mosfets etc cos of the way it blows thru and down, but with the extreme u dont get any of that.
    I think thats where the HR-09 would come in, if it will fit.

    Ive just thought, you could fit the HR-09 on your P5B if you did what I did with the little bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I think thats where the HR-09 would come in, if it will fit.

    Ive just thought, you could fit the HR-09 on your P5B if you did what I did with the little bracket.
    Yeah, Im sure I cud jimmy it on somehow. I suppose that if i fit the narrow side on the mosfets and maybe a heatsink next to that, but that cus just be uneven. Not sure if that wud be ok

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    You cant fit a heatsink as well because of the clips, if you use sticky thermal tape, it drops off because of the weight.

    You could do the thing wih the m3 screws and fit the extreme like a waterblock, then you could hang the bracket for the hr-09 off the bottom left cpu bolt.
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