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Old January 21, 2008, 04:44 PM
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Not sure where to put or ask this but does anyone know if the Ultra 120 Extreme still has a problem with the base being not completely flat?

I'll be buying a new cooler and probably go between the Noctua or the Ultra but I've heard the Ultras have a tendency to not have a flat base.
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Old January 21, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Show me reviews where the Ultra performs badly. Heck, even with a bad base I imagine it will still be much better than the competition.
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Old January 21, 2008, 05:11 PM
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Show me reviews where the Ultra performs badly. Heck, even with a bad base I imagine it will still be much better than the competition.
No I know but I just heard that it can hinder performance and be pretty wobbly thats all.
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Old January 21, 2008, 05:35 PM
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I know there was an issue when it first came out about the base finish quality. I'm not sure if it was ever justified, or just ignorant people complaining about a lack of supreme polish. When installed, the unit is supposed to be slightly twist-able on a 775 socket mount, but at no loss in performance (Anandtech noted this when they reviewed it, but it hasn't stopped them from proclaiming the glory of this heatsink to the world)

I just got one with the last forum sale, and at the very least, when I hold a razor blade to the base, no sign of warping and bending is evident. There are faintly visible machining marks, but TT has always acknowledged their existence, saying that they don't cause any problems, and that trying to lap them out is counterproductive.
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I know there was an issue when it first came out about the base finish quality. I'm not sure if it was ever justified, or just ignorant people complaining about a lack of supreme polish. When installed, the unit is supposed to be slightly twist-able on a 775 socket mount, but at no loss in performance (Anandtech noted this when they reviewed it, but it hasn't stopped them from proclaiming the glory of this heatsink to the world)

I just got one with the last forum sale, and at the very least, when I hold a razor blade to the base, no sign of warping and bending is evident. There are faintly visible machining marks, but TT has always acknowledged their existence, saying that they don't cause any problems, and that trying to lap them out is counterproductive.
Sweet thanks! I'll be grabbing one with those noctua fans to cool my new baby, now if Abit gets their butts in gear and releases a proper bios.
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Replacing that Tuniq Tower? Make sure you get some before and after temps for the record.
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Replacing that Tuniq Tower? Make sure you get some before and after temps for the record.
Yup, I doubt I'm gonna see much of a change in temps but I also was gonna get rid of it cause I didn't like the way the Tuniq cooled.
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Yeah man, going from the Tuniq to the TRUE is like going from a 80's VW GTI to a nice new Audi R8. Not really the biggest performance increase, but looks damn good.

Ok so that is a pretty bad analogy. Come up with something better
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I just got the TRUE today, and it had a flat bottom.
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my ultra 120 got here 3 days before the rest of my stuff so it got a great polishing job.

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