The fan clips on my Thermalright Silver Arrow suck, but it's a great heatsink. The RAM side fan is especially difficult to mount because the fan has to basically sit on top of the RAM and the fan clip is barely big enough to mount into the heatsink without popping out.zip ties is honestly better than a lot of rattly old fan mounts on some heatsinks
Plus if they come off they won't kill a mobo or GPU!zip ties is honestly better than a lot of rattly old fan mounts on some heatsinks
Good looking Ultra 120 Extreme. Great old cooler!Well I have finally gotten around to starting the build and yes I do realize it is a bad idea to build when the new stuff is right around the corner buuuuuuuuuuuut I don't care. Couldn't find any mounts for fans for this thing anymore but that's nothing a few zip ties can't fix!
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Never had Ultra Copper but have aluminum finned ones, one of original and new Ultra 120EX Rev. 4 black. Both same size but rev. 4 has finpack offset back 8mm for more RAM clearance and comes with 2x TL-B12 Extrem 2150rpm ball bearing fans. Not sure why it comes with 2 fans because they are rated 2.87mm H2O, so 1x fan on it performs very well.The best...
It's... It's so beautiful... (sheds a tear) .Well I have finally gotten around to starting the build and yes I do realize it is a bad idea to build when the new stuff is right around the corner buuuuuuuuuuuut I don't care. Couldn't find any mounts for fans for this thing anymore but that's nothing a few zip ties can't fix!
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I am not going to be able to hide the zipties that well on the TRUE Copper. To mount it the fans have to be off and once it is mounted there is BARELY enough room left in the case for me to feed one ziptie to the other side on the bottom, the ziptie you see on the left I simply could not fit my hand into the space to feed the line through on the bottom again.Looks beautiful! Hows the initial temps?
Those zipties are killing me on the True though, but maybe you have to have the fans riding high? You could carefully feed the zips through the fins to hide them, or get a piece of allthread in 4-40 or similar: https://www.amazon.com/Threaded-Rods-Studs-6-32-Fasteners/s?k=Threaded+Rods
Yep, but the TRUE is a flat base, no exposed heatpipes .If the true has exposed heat pipes on the base the best method for application is a line of paste perpendicular to the pipes usually. Not pea, and its easier and faster and just about as good as manually spreaded, unless you want to do the work.
Looks great! Best of luck
They are 2.5"How did you manage to fit the 3.5" drives behind the front panel btw? Ordinary there's only space for 2.5" drives afaict.
I was doing the penta dot method but only managed to do 3 dots lolIf the true has exposed heat pipes on the base the best method for application is a line of paste perpendicular to the pipes usually. Not pea, and its easier and faster and just about as good as manually spreaded, unless you want to do the work.
Looks great! Best of luck
Just ordered it on Amazon lol. Used to have to go through FrozenCPU but not anymore.Nice and looks sweet!
I haven't used shin etsu in years, where did you find it now? Used to be my go to but now I've got so many pastes I don't have to order any for a while lol
Sounds like customer support we had from Thermalright many years ago. They used to have good customer support, but it dropped off to almost no support. Hopefully we will seetheir customer support being much better now.Rather unexpectedly I contacted Thermalright directly about the possibility of getting a fan mount for this cooler still and they going to send me some old stock they had in Taiwan :O
Ultra is the six pipe model, right? Seems to me that sink should work. They do make an AM4 upgrade kit. Did you keep the receipt? Perhaps eligible for a freebie.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding but not all Thermalright coolers with TRUE name are the same. They range from small TRUE Spirit Direct 90 up to biggest TRUE Spirit 140 Power with Ultra Extreme being mid-sized. Original Ultra Extreme was released many, many years ago in 2007. First Ultra was 4x 6mm heatpipe and released released in 2006. If I'm remembering correctly 2006 was year HR-01-775 (4x 6mm heatpipe tower) was first tower cooler released. First heatpipe cooler was SP04 in 2003. Their bigger flat XP-120 (5x 6mm) came out in 2004 and I think Ultra 120 (4x 6mm heatpipe) came out in 2005. Pretty sure 6x 6mm heatpipe HR-01 X and Ultra 120 Extreme (6x6mm heatpipes) came out in 2007. At this time Thermalright was also working on IFX-14 which evolved into Silver Arrow. Thermalright had another company named Cogage and released Cogage Arrow which was same design as IFX-14 and Silver Arrow.All TRUE coolers are Ultra Extreme, hence the name.
I'm still using a TRUE120 with 2 silent fans on a 6700K at stock clocks, works great.