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post #1 of 11
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Hi everyone =D. At the moment I have Big typhoon installed, but it was only lent to me, so I got a ultra-90. A friend of mine just got a GeminII, but it didnt fit in his case, and hes wanting to swap it for my ultra-90. Would it be a fair trade? Thanks =D
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post #2 of 11
From a price standpoint, I believe the trade is fair.
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post #3 of 11
Don't know much about the Gemini but from what I've read about the Ultra-90 ...

It's just about as good as the Ultra 120 ... and it's very small compared to the Gemini ... so personally, ... I'd stick with the Ultra 90.
    
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post #4 of 11
hmm... well the blow-down fashion is good for cooling your motherboard components. The ultra 90 blows air towards the back right? That will probably give better cpu temps, but doesn't help the motherboard any.

My AC Freezer 64 pro (I assume the 7s also) has a few fins curved at the bottom to direct air down onto the motherboard.
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post #5 of 11
Id go for it, any chance to experiment with a new hsf. Lap it, stick 2 120mm fans on it, am sinks on the base (if possible) it should be as good as your curent hsf, maybe even better with 2 120mm fans.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
My AC Freezer 64 pro (I assume the 7s also) has a few fins curved at the bottom to direct air down onto the motherboard.
The Freezer 7 Pro has the same design.

That only cools your rear components though - it doesn't help your northbridge or upper MOSFET's at all.
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post #7 of 11
I thought gemini's are crappy for cooling quads.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Don't know much about the Gemini but from what I've read about the Ultra-90 ...

It's just about as good as the Ultra 120 ... and it's very small compared to the Gemini ... so personally, ... I'd stick with the Ultra 90.
Your thinking of the ultima 90. They are different, the ultima 90 is a much better cooler, nearly that of a TRUE.

All in all its probably a fair trade. One mediocre cooler for another.
    
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErBall View Post
Your thinking of the ultima 90. They are different, the ultima 90 is a much better cooler, nearly that of a TRUE.

All in all its probably a fair trade. One mediocre cooler for another.
Your right. Thanks for the clarification.

Love the Ultima 90 ... so much potential in such a small package.

...

Thanks again ...

    
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
The Freezer 7 Pro has the same design.

That only cools your rear components though - it doesn't help your northbridge or upper MOSFET's at all.
yeah thats what I meant, thanks for clarifying
because usually NBs have sinks on them already, if not active cooling
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