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That's the non-extreme version (still very good - the first one you linked) but it seems everyone is on backorder with these things.
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I notice you have the TRUE 120 "lapped". What does that mean? I Googled "define: lapped", and all I got was synonyms, like "flattened", "mated", and it was talking about the process of building an acoustic guitar.
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I notice you have the TRUE 120 "lapped". What does that mean? I Googled "define: lapped", and all I got was synonyms, like "flattened", "mated", and it was talking about the process of building an acoustic guitar.
That's exactly what it means. You use a very flat surface (glass usually) with an abrasive (usually graduated fine-grained, automotive wet-sanding paper) to flatten the bottom of the hsf. When you're done, it looks like the copper colored one here:

http://www.tankguys.com/product_info...511d75ffe230d0
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What benefits does this give the end user? I'd make guesses, but I'm in learning mode.
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What benefits does this give the end user? I'd make guesses, but I'm in learning mode.
The TRUE comes with a sometimes convex or concave (can't remember off the top of my head) base. If you flatten it, you gain more surface contact to the cpu, lap both hsf and cpu and you gain a couple of degrees on the stress (WARNING: Lapping your cpu WILL void your warranty).

If you aren't going to lap your cpu, then take a straight-edge to both the ihs of the cpu and the base of the cooler, sometimes its a perfect fit to start, if one is convex and the other concave.
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I never thought that they wouldn't make it perfectly flat at the factory. This is good to know in case I have problems with the temperature! But I probably won't since the ambient temperature in here never exceeds 72 F.
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You place an order yet ? if not get this cooler on sale $39.99 plus shipping just a few bucks more than the artic freezer. man im trying to keep myself from buying a few new things, its tough. The lapping which seems to be just finely polishing the surface to the copper seems to drop a few C from what i have read. not sure if i would put in the effort and i guess whatever risk there is in sanding down the cpu also .
    
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u know that case is gonna be horrable for airflow unless you mod it
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You place an order yet ? if not get this cooler on sale $39.99 plus shipping just a few bucks more than the artic freezer. man im trying to keep myself from buying a few new things, its tough. The lapping which seems to be just finely polishing the surface to the copper seems to drop a few C from what i have read. not sure if i would put in the effort and i guess whatever risk there is in sanding down the cpu also .
Oh, I forgot to mention that I cannot make any purchases until April. I just might get that Tuniq if somebody can tell me for sure, 100%, that it will fit in my system. But yeah, I wouldn't mind being able to oc a bit higher!

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u know that case is gonna be horrable for airflow unless you mod it
I'm not a gamer, so I will be perfectly okay. I'm only going to overclock to get more value. If I do any gaming, it may only be once a week or so, and it will likely be Tron 2.0, Unreal Gold, Alien vs. Predator 1 and 2, Freespace 2, and possibly some modern flight sims if I buy them, or some other fun and cool wholesome games like that, like maybe some racing, or I don't know what (yeah, my current games aren't wholesome, but I can think of some current games that are 10x worse, and I am not allowing myself to play them). The thing is, I can't predict what I'll do once I get a taste of this system. I don't want it just sitting there looking at me going, "Oh come on, is that all you got?! Heh, wimp..."
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