New Cooling System - EVGA 680I

I'm done messing with water cooling, too many issues, so I'm looking in to a good CPU heat sink. Any suggestions as to where to look? I'm really looking for an at least " quite " system, im sick of the stock 1,000,000 dB fan from Intel. Keep in mind that I do have an EVGA 680I and please tell me of any modifications to the unit I would have to make if you know about them.
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  1. Good for you! Pumping water through my computer always makes me nervous. The Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme is considered to be the best on many sites. It doesn't come with a fan so you can check www.silentpcreview.com and get the fan with the right airflow/noise. I use a Scythe S-Flex SFF21F, SPCR's 2nd highest rated 120mm fan. I like it, it's very quiet and has great airflow.
  2. ya, i use those fans in my system already .. very happy. Ive heard a little about that cooler, but any more suggestions, just to have a few more opinions?
  3. Their non-extreme is almost the same, just fewer heat-pipes. Cheaper too, although coming from water-cooling I doubt that cost is too big a factor. The Tuniq Tower 120 is also a good cooler, but it comes with a fan that is louder than the S-Flex, so I don't think it's worth it.
  4. mmk.. im gona throw these 3 out there and can i get some opinions on them?

    ZALMAN / CNPS9500
    Ultra / X-Wind
    Thermaltake / Max Orb
  5. the thermaltake ultra extreme super über pwnage heatsink wont fit. Atleast I dont think so. Check EVGA's forums.
  6. Thermaltake's Big Typhoon 120VX is also getting good reviews.
  7. Quote:
    ZALMAN / CNPS9500
    Ultra / X-Wind
    Thermaltake / Max Orb


    1. Zalman 9700 is better and bigger although depending on your case it might not fit. The 9500 is very good but you can find a cooler which performs the same for less.

    2. Both coolers you mentioned next are little more than clones of 5 year old Zalman designs (7000 series)


    The Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is a fairly popular cooler and very inexpensive for it's performance but I would have to agree with the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme being the best.

    Edit: I stole this from someone who stole it from somewhere else, is that still plagiarism, I don't know but these are all good coolers.

    -Scythe Infinity
    -Scythe Ninja Plus
    -Scythe Mine
    -Tuniq Tower 120
    -Thermalright Ultra-120 or SI-128 or SI-120
    -Noctua NH-U12
    -Thermaltake Big Typhoon
  8. This link will tell you everything you need to know:

    http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/showdoc.aspx?i=2981

    Be advised that I have read many reviews of the 120 extreme which stated that the base was a little concave. Thermalright is also expected to release a new cooler sometime this month (the IFX-14), but no data is available yet.

    Also notice that the 120 extreme in the AnandTech review uses the 680i MB. FYI, I also have the same MB and am getting ready to order this heatsink.
  9. so the ultra-120 is the most popular vote so far? Its not passive is it?.. I haven't been able to find any pics with a fan attached, or see any way to do this.. pics would be great.

    Edit: Nvm, i found one..
  10. The Ultra 120 is good, but make sure you get the Ultra 120 Extreme; its performance is head and shoulders above the rest.
  11. What about its knees and toes? :tongue:

    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/has
  12. Hmm, well i was at frys seeing if they even had the 120, and for some reason my mom decided to pay for the ultra Chill TEC, the one with the thermo electric-chip. Im assuming that this is better then the 120 ~_~? I had read some reviews.. but the price was too much for me.. but i guess not my mom
  13. I always buy the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu for all my builds, all copper 92mm, reasonably small and doesn't make a sound. The cooling is also great too keeps my c2d at 36c idle with a 1ghz over clock.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118119
  14. Quote:
    I'm done messing with water cooling, too many issues, so I'm looking in to a good CPU heat sink. Any suggestions as to where to look? I'm really looking for an at least " quite " system, im sick of the stock 1,000,000 dB fan from Intel. Keep in mind that I do have an EVGA 680I and please tell me of any modifications to the unit I would have to make if you know about them.


    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html?id=5yrmAZGy" rel="nofollow">FrozenCPU has a wide selection of Water cooling products you could use.

    Also have you seen the new EVGA 680i SLi, called the Black Pearl that will be coming out soon. That is equiped for Water Cooling, check it out.
    http://www.evga.com/articles/365.asp
  15. Just got my Ultra 120 Extreme and can't wait to install it... based on reviews, it's the best you can get for air cooler for now.... S-Flex will makes good duo with Ultra 120 Extreme and quiet.... I've considered Delta at once but it will be noisy
  16. Quote:
    Hmm, well i was at frys seeing if they even had the 120, and for some reason my mom decided to pay for the ultra Chill TEC, the one with the thermo electric-chip. Im assuming that this is better then the 120 ~_~? I had read some reviews.. but the price was too much for me.. but i guess not my mom


    Your mom use one for her system? Cool... if I bring my heatsink to my mom's house, she will ask 'what're you going to do with that freakin steel.....'
  17. Water cooling in my opinion is the only way to go... If done right there will be no problems. I have done 3 rigs and never had one leak.
  18. what is the best s flex fan to pair with the 120 exrtreme
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    what is the best s flex fan to pair with the 120 exrtreme


    SFF21F
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