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Thermalright Ultima-90 owners post your Temps, OCs and thoughts!

I'm considering buying either the Ultima-90 or the TRUE... Basically I want to find out -> Is the Ultima-90 significantly underpowered compared to it's big brother (both C2D and C2Q)? I hope they are within a few °C of each other that way I can buy the Ultima 90 as I prefer it's dimensions. Please, no reviews, I've read through many and solely wish for some empirical data/results from the OCN community.

For those who may have not heard of the Ultima-90 here's a list of some reviews:

http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling...spx?i=3068&p=4

http://www.bigbruin.com/2008/ultima90_1

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ultima90/5.htm

http://www.pro-clockers.com/review.php?id=314&page=6

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=137838 <- Best review I've found yet...
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I idle at around 40°C running at 3.8GHz, Load goes up to around 55°C-60°C. That's with a 120mm FM122 fan running at about 1000rpm.

I went with the Ultima-90 over the TRUE as the E8xxx aren't big heat producers, so I saved a bit of cash.
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i might be planning on doign the same as you

e8400 is something i really want to base a new build around
and an efficient and cost effective cooler like this makes sence =)

the only think i realy dont like about TuniqTower TRUE and this Ultima-90
(and this is superstition) but there is no metal f any form touching the bottomg the the HS, wich means it rels 100% on the heatpipes to transfer heat to the fins.

its obviousely proven to be working, but it makes me want to slap a small HS to it ^^
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Originally Posted by moward View Post
I idle at around 40°C running at 3.8GHz, Load goes up to around 55°C-60°C. That's with a 120mm FM122 fan running at about 1000rpm.

I went with the Ultima-90 over the TRUE as the E8xxx aren't big heat producers, so I saved a bit of cash.
Yeah I idle at 34*C, and peak at 52*C with a 120mm 1500rpm Scythe S-Flex fan. Works like a charm and saved some cash. Performance for it's size is ridiculous...
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i might be planning on doign the same as you

e8400 is something i really want to base a new build around
and an efficient and cost effective cooler like this makes sence =)

the only think i realy dont like about TuniqTower TRUE and this Ultima-90
(and this is superstition) but there is no metal f any form touching the bottomg the the HS, wich means it rels 100% on the heatpipes to transfer heat to the fins.

its obviousely proven to be working, but it makes me want to slap a small HS to it ^^
Uh, the entire thing is built out of metal. Nickel plated copper on the base, not sure what the fins are composed of.
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