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I've been looking at the Ultra 120-extreme for a new rig I'm gonna be building soon, and I'm just wandering if there's a better cooler for under $100. I've heard nothing but good about the 120 extreme, so I'm not sure if I want something else or not.

I'm going to be putting this on an E4600 in an EVGA 680i T1 version, and I want the max possible overclock without hitting 60 degrees as I need this rig to last me for a while.

Also, how is the NB cooler on this board? Is it good, or should I try to find a better one?

Thanks
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post #2 of 54
Unfortunately there isn't.

Unless you want to go water, the Ultra 120 with 2 fans mounted is the best (coolest) option.
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post #3 of 54
Maybe an IFX-14, but not by too much.

Slap a Panaflo fan or two on it, and you have a combination thats hard to beat.
    
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post #5 of 54
Nope. TRUE is the best air cooler out right now. Some come close for less, but with more noise.

Just get one, lap it, and love it Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme with lapping option, and Scythe S-Flex $90
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post #6 of 54
The tests I saw on the IFX 14 only were 1-2C better than the TRUE.
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post #7 of 54
You will likely reconsider the MB you seek!
The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R is a good inexpensive alternative, or an even better OCer is the DS3L... those for the "Budget System:
You should post your budget and get some opinions in the Intel/MB section

The U120 E will likely need a serious lapping though, mine was very warped! I had to file it down first, then lap it it had a bow like this... ( right in the middle of it. Don't get me wrong, its a great HS, just needs a little attention
    
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post #8 of 54
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The tests I saw on the IFX 14 only were 1-2C better than the TRUE.
But better at all is still better.
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post #9 of 54
Given the size of the IFX though I don't know if it will fit in cases with door fans. For example my stacker 830 would not fit it.
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post #10 of 54
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How about 2 of these on it? They're 78 CFM, and only 21dBA.
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