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post #1 of 25
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Here is the link and TigerDirect is doing free shipping on all goods. These look pretty good to in my opinion and reviews are also favorable. Prices seem pretty good for what they are. The X5 looks like the best deal here.

Ultra X3 $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4974207&CatId=798

Ultra X5 $15
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4974260&CatId=798

Ultra X7 $30
I found another cooler that looks exactly like this Ultra X7 and it is exactly the same mounting kit and everything looks like a rebranded Spire Thermax Eclipse II and it is rated #1 on frosytech
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSINK
Here is a review:
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2521

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4974261&CatId=798
Edited by bom - 12/11/11 at 1:52pm
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post #2 of 25
Wish there was actual reviews on em. Kinda strange how the X5 is less expensive than the X3..Looks like the difference between them are just wider fins...

They look nice atleast
    
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post #3 of 25
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Yea they look pretty nice and I'm pretty sure there performance is pretty good or decent just based on the design and I mean for the price you really cannot go wrong either way.
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I picked up an X5 and it arrived yesterday. It looks nice but 3 of the heatpipes were unsealed at the top. It was definitely a manufacturing error since the open heatpipes
were painted over. When I called TD they seemed like it was happening a lot and said that they would send out a replacement and just to keep the other one. I just wanted
to give a heads on this.
budzos
post #5 of 25
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I picked up an X5 and it arrived yesterday. It looks nice but 3 of the heatpipes were unsealed at the top. It was definitely a manufacturing error since the open heatpipes
were painted over. When I called TD they seemed like it was happening a lot and said that they would send out a replacement and just to keep the other one. I just wanted
to give a heads on this.
budzos

I ordered 2 of the heatsinks and an Ultra GPU heatsink (always doing builds for people). Thanks for the heads up, I'll check mine as soon as they arrive.
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Budzos, I'm not trying to call you a liar or anything I believe you 100%. But I would love to see a picture of what that looks like. Any chance you could take a pic?
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post #7 of 25
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. When I called TD they seemed like it was happening a lot and said that they would send out a replacement and just to keep the other one.

What leads you to believe it's happening a lot? I'm just asking because it almost reads like you believe that simply because TD was so easy to deal with over the issue. If that's true, that's not a fair assessment.
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post #8 of 25
yah Ultra is I think Owned by Systemax, either that or very Close Partners, and Systemax owns TigerDirect
I Genuinely hate Ultra products, but because everything they are , are completely rebranded items, sometimes you can find a gem at a good price =)
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post #9 of 25
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yah Ultra is I think Owned by Systemax, either that or very Close Partners, and Systemax owns TigerDirect
I Genuinely hate Ultra products, but because everything they are , are completely rebranded items, sometimes you can find a gem at a good price =)

Funny thing is all their websites use the same format/template. Just look at Ultra, Tiger Direct and Comp USA.

Edit: Well, seems TD and Comp USA have updated since my last visit. Ultra still looks the same though.
At least Comp USA has a thing in their title showing them affiliated with Tiger Direct.


As for these coolers, I don't see anything spectacular. Not bad, but nothing great either, especially if they have unsealed pipes on the heatsinks. That is pretty shoddy QC.
I wonder how many people (in the general population) would even know that they are not supposed to be like that?
I guess the X5 is not that bad since that is the shipped price with no rebates to deal with.
Edited by blupupher - 12/16/11 at 8:41am
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Budzos, I'm not trying to call you a liar or anything I believe you 100%. But I would love to see a picture of what that looks like. Any chance you could take a pic?

Heres a pic that shows the holes in the heatpipes, it was hard to take because of the glossy black paint but I think
you can make it out. X5 Heatpipes.JPG 3724k .JPG file \

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