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Thank you so much. Yeah I do think they are different. Unless I'm a total noob and can't install fan clips, which could be true too.
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post #12 of 21
otherwise, just use the zipties

(must stop drooling at cute avatar, and click the Post Quick Reply button.... damn, i missed.)
post #13 of 21
As promised, here are some pictures.

In all cases, the Ultra 120's clip is on the left, while the XP-120 clip is on the right.

The second picture provided probably illustrates the differences best. The XP-120's clips are shorter in length, and the shapes of the bent portions of the clips are very different as well. My guess is that they are not cross-compatible with each other.

Hope this helps!
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post #14 of 21
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I knew it! dang it and I bought 2 clips too for a dual fan setup. I guess I will try to bend it somehow or use the trusty zip ties. It is just weird how you can't find the ultra clips for sale anywhere, even on the thermalright website.
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I knew it! dang it and I bought 2 clips too for a dual fan setup. I guess I will try to bend it somehow or use the trusty zip ties. It is just weird how you can't find the ultra clips for sale anywhere, even on the thermalright website.
The Ultra 120 won't really allow for a dual-fan setup anyway. If you look at the holes where clips would attach to (especially at the bottom of the fins), there's room for only one set of fan clips. If there's one particular design feature of the Ultra 120 I'm very unhappy about, it's this one detail.

You could add a bracket to hold a screw on top of the fins and then drill holes through the fins to hold screws/bolts, but that's too extreme a mod for most. Zip ties, though, are really easy. Not terribly pretty, I guess, but it's the easiest way to mount two fans on the Ultra 120.

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Here is a picture of my Ultra-120 Extreme with a Thermaltake Smartfan mounted on it....

    
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post #17 of 21
Holes, pffftt.
You can put the clips over the center of the seam and use two fans! That method vs the "holes" also provides a tighter fan retention. It also allows you to better locate the 120mm fan in a slightly higher position on the HS so that the fan is not in the way of servicing the RAM... at least thats the case on my MBs.
    
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Holes, pffftt.
You can put the clips over the center of the seam and use two fans! That method vs the "holes" also provides a tighter fan retention. It also allows you to better locate the 120mm fan in a slightly higher position on the HS so that the fan is not in the way of servicing the RAM... at least thats the case on my MBs.


I'll HAVE to look at my Ultra 120 again now (when I get home from work, that is).

Any helpful pics perhaps, Duke?
    
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post #19 of 21
I emailed Thermalright, you can get the clips from them for $5, that includes shipping. sales@thermalright.com
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Fan clips, we don't need no stinking fan clips. Proof
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