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Thermalright Ultra 120 question

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Ok so a friend got a Ultra 120 (the first one with 4 heatpipes) but he moved into a 1156 socket so he was wondering if he should get a backplate or buy a Hyper212+ with 2 fans.
He doesn't want to spend more than a Hyper212+, and the 1156 bracket need to be ordered in USA so the price will be about the same.

I tried to find reviews to compare both but I could not find any since Ultra120 is older. Which will perform better?
    
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Is that the Ultra or the Ultra Extreme? The TRUE can beat the Hyper 212+ with just one fan. The gap widens even further if you equip it with two fans.

If however you were indeed referring to the Ultra then he would be better off getting the 212+.
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Yes is the Ultra 120 not the Ultra Extreme. Same number of heatpipes and looks like the total dissipation area is about the same but the 120 is a bit wider.
    
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I'm surprised they even bothered to make a 1156 bracket for the Ultra 120 unless it happens to use the same mounting mechanism of as the Ultra Extreme.
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They all share the mounting system, Mux120, Ultra 120, and True 120.
    
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