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I have a Thermaltake Armor case, and I think that I am ready to begin overclocking my E6600. I was thinking of getting the Ultra-120 Extreme CPU cooler, but I heard that the IFX-14 is gonna be getter? Should I wait for the IFX or just the Extreme? I was just wondering what u guys think that I should do.

And also another thing, I heard the the Ultra-120 Extreme will not fit in an Armor case without the side fan being removed, is that true?
    
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I dunno about your second question, but unless you're really itching to overclock the machine like now, you might consider waiting for the new kid on the block to get released and reviewed. That said, the Ultra-120 Ex is a beast, and I've seen people posting some pretty amazing temps cooling with it. Speculation on my part: the Ultra-120 Ex will be within 2-3 °C of the IFX-14. I hope that anandtech gets a hold of one of these IFX-14's and reviewed it ASAP. They did a pretty good job on the 120-ultra ex I think.

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Originally Posted by Mun1688 View Post
I have a Thermaltake Armor case, and I think that I am ready to begin overclocking my E6600. I was thinking of getting the Ultra-120 Extreme CPU cooler, but I heard that the IFX-14 is gonna be getter? Should I wait for the IFX or just the Extreme? I was just wondering what u guys think that I should do.

And also another thing, I heard the the Ultra-120 Extreme will not fit in an Armor case without the side fan being removed, is that true?
Wait for the IFX-14. The Ultra 120 and Ultra 120 Extreme will fit in your Armor unless you have the A2400 door. To make it fit with the A2400 door, you need to remount the fan on the outside of the case.

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Speculation on my part: the Ultra-120 Ex will be within 2-3 °C of the IFX-14. I hope that anandtech gets a hold of one of these IFX-14's and reviewed it ASAP. They did a pretty good job on the 120-ultra ex I think.
That would greatly surprise me, given that the IFX-14 is essentially two Ultra 120s. I am expecting a bigger differential than that.
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That would greatly surprise me, given that the IFX-14 is essentially two Ultra 120s. I am expecting a bigger differential than that.
I'm also awaiting the reviews; my prediction may be on the conservative side. There is an overarching issue here. There has to come a point of diminishing returns when cooling on air.

You can only have so much surface area on an HS before you'll find heat exchange to be limited to the volume of air the case and its ability to effectively exchange it away. After all, if the HS is very efficient at dissipating heat out into its surroundings [the inners of the case], the limiting factor for cooling then becomes the case's ability to in turn exchange that generated heat away into the outside room. While my 2-3 °C prediction could be wrong, you can't argue with the basic physics of the system
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Do u guys know when the release date for the IFX-14 is?
    
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Only information I've found says "mid to late June".
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Ok, I guess I can wait a couple of weeks.
    
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