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Old June 6, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Default Got an Ultima 90, questions about other options

Hey everyone, just a few questions about my new build and whether or not I should keep a few things.

I'm currently running a q6600 with a TR Ultima 90 with a scythe fan, which I believe is 120mm s-flex (past month or so I couldn't remember what I had and assumed it was a TRUE 120).

I plan on picking up the p8p67 pro along with a 2500 or 2600k depending on what kind of deal I can get for the latter.

The only parts I'm carrying over are an AX750, 2GB 6950 card and Silverstone FT02.

So I'm curious as to what I should do with the Ultima 90. Should I go for a CM 212+ or Noctua DH14? I'll stick with the U90 if the difference is a few degrees. I do plan to OC the k processor though.

I did consider the Corsair H series but figured that the cooling would still be up there with the ones mentioned above and I'm not too concerned about noise as the only thing I do hear is the 6950 exhaust.

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edit - oh yeah if I do plan on keeping the u90, I still have to buy a mounting kit for the 1155 mobo which is another $10-15 and half the price of a 212+
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Old June 6, 2011, 12:55 PM
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The Ultima 90 is terrific little heatsink, it matches the Ultra-120 non-extreme edition.

It should be able to easily handle an overclocked 2500K, as long as you don't go too crazy with the voltage.
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try to find a mounting kit locally or cheaper. else,maybe go the 212 way?

or spend a bit more and get the king of passive, hr-02? :)
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Thanks for the answers guys. I just sent off an email to to TR to see if there's a bolt kit for the U90 or if the TRUE kits work too. If not, I'll just get the 212+; I don't know if I really want to spend another 70 bucks for the HR02 or DH14. At least with the latter, the fans are included.
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U90 is a good unit, if you can find a mount kit for a reasonable price I would keep it.
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I completely agree on the Ultima90. Had one for many years through 2 or 3 builds and was very happy with the performance.
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Haven't heard back from Thermalright in re: to the U90 compatibility with the p8p67 and other boards. Sounds like I might just get the Corsair A70 since it's on sale for about $30.

edit - trying to remember what retailer had it for that price, thought it was either NCIX or CC

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