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Thermalright Ultra-120
4.4 out of 10

Thermalright Ultra-120

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Overall 10
10

10 years later

Mirsad R., Newegg
25 February 2016
  • Summary: Maybe next time I'll write reviews sooner... LOL
  • Pros: One bad azzcooler.
  • Cons: HUGE
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Overall 10
10

Very good heatsink

Evan B., Newegg
15 August 2014
  • Summary: I'm really glad that Thermalright made newer revisions of mounting kits to support newer platforms (and older ones in the case of 754/939). It's nice to know that if when I'm swapping my heatsink to a different platform and I don't have a mounting kit for the given platform on hand, I can probably...
  • Pros: Destroys the CNPS8700, CNPS9500, CNPS9700, Tuniq Tower 120, AMD and Intel stock coolers, and basically everything else I've compared it against. It was a good 5-6°C cooler than a Phanteks PH-TC14PE, when tested with the same fans on both heatsinks. I have used this heatsink on a lot of different ...
  • Cons: Wire fan clips require a bit of fiddling to attach, and have a tendency to fall off if you put them on before you mount the heatsink to the processor/board. Original AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ bracket is difficult to mount with and can only mount in one direction, thankfully the second revision of the AM2...
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Overall 10
10

destroys the hyper 212+

Anonymous, Newegg
31 August 2013
  • Summary: amazing
  • Pros: I was getting 100c at 1.55 volts on my 2600k on the hyper212+. I thought I installed it wrong, but I made it as tight as physically possible, even used the side of my case additional pressure, and laid the case on its side and still didn't help. The thermalright ultra 120 extreme at the same sett...
  • Cons: the mounting system sucks, but you can buy the vx vtk II and it fixes it. 20$ well spent
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cooler but it's to large

B. R., Newegg
23 December 2008
  • Pros: Does a great job cooling the CPU, my 8400 is running at 30C (not overclocked)
  • Cons: It's huge. It's so tall that I can't put the side onto my case (CoolerMaster WaveMaster). If it were an inch shorter it would be perfect. The next time I build a system I'll get something a little smaller.
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Overall 10
10

bring it back newegg! plz!

Colleen R., Newegg
13 December 2008
  • Summary: Bring it back neweGG!!!!! The best i7 cooler made!
  • Pros: Best cooler made! This is the 3rd update, see my posts when this cooler first came out. As we all know TR modded the mounting systems. As i noted early, but not well known the hs is dished for better cooling. The new 1366 brackets make this the best i7 cooler made!
  • Cons: You must addd more compound due to dish design and make sure you contacts well. You need extra pressure to get the full benfit. WSZ uses these for systems at 4.2ghz for air cooled qx9650 and we get 60-65c temps at full load. Bending the mounting arms helped the old mounts then new mounts work out...
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Overall 10
10

Nice

Anonymous, Newegg
5 November 2008
  • Summary: I have the air shooting straight through this and into my PSU fan, then out. Other words air going up and taking a hard left, it helps out. Lost the rubber strips to sit the fan in, it makes no difference though. I also slightly bended the clamp to "hug" the heat sink more.
  • Pros: solid, fins don't actually bend, unlike other coolers 34 C - 45 C range, gets a bit hot in my room at night with 4 computers running all day I took my time putting it in, packaging is simple and nice.
  • Cons: the process of adding the fan with the clips had me for 10 mins.
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Overall 10
10

Cools like no other

David D., Newegg
11 October 2008
  • Summary: If you have invested this much in a heat sink, buy the good heat sink compound, don't use what was included. I don't see why cheap compound was included with a top of the line "air" heatsink. Make sure you have the room, this thing is tall. Read the directions online and in the manual first.
  • Pros: This things cools like no other (on air) Yes it is tricky to install. I installed it with the MOBO in my case (Cool Master COSMOS 1000), I got several cuts on my hands until I read the statement "Install with MOBO out of case and supported from behind". O.K. I was the NOOB on that one. But I stul...
  • Cons: Difficult to install if you do not read the directions on the website. Comes in a plain ugly cardboard box Comes with so-so heatsink compound
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Victor B., Newegg
27 September 2008
  • Summary: After some thought...and before ever starting up my new system...I removed it. I see no reason to chance any damage to a $1000 mobo/cpu combination for a poorly designed $70 heatsink.
  • Pros: Might cool well...I don't know as I took it off my new Asus Rampage Extreme MoBo before any damage occured.
  • Cons: 1. The attachment system is very poor. The heatsink's mounting system allows it to slide around as it is not firmly located over the CPU by it's bracket. Of course, if you didn't use any thermal compound it might stay stationary...but who would do that? The problem is the heatsink bracket relies ...
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Overall 10
10

Simply the best

MICHAEL C., Newegg
24 August 2008
  • Summary: It's big. Just make sure you have plenty of space. Also, if you don't want to attach a fan, make sure you have plenty of airflow. My setup: Antec 900 with E8400 CPU. Scythe 120mm fan. As always, Newegg rocks!
  • Pros: Will work nicely and keep your CPU cool under load without a fan. I tried both (w/fan & w/o) and the difference is ~5C.
  • Cons: This will turn on the CPU, but as long as you don't keep moving your case around alot, it's not a major factor. At first, I almost gave up on the fan clips, but I eventually figured it out. It is a bit tricky.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product!!

Anonymous, Newegg
31 July 2008
  • Summary: Great product, kind of expensive, but definitely the best air cooler on the market still.
  • Pros: Easily helped my Q6600 reach 3.2 (B3 stepping too!). Overclocked with a scythe 120mm fan. Under load temps never pass 60c. Depending on season idle temps range from 25-30C.
  • Cons: A little difficult to install. Better instructions could help some people.
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