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Thermalright Ultra 120 Cu Limited Edition up for Grabs Next Month

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Famous for their fin-array based air cooling, Thermalright had earlier announced that they would be releasing a full-copper version of their popular Ultra 120 CPU cooler. Reports suggest that the cooler indeed will make it to the market next month, just that the company would be making only 3,000 of these coolers making it a limited-edition product. The cooler uses copper in all its parts, starting from the CPU contact base, the six heatpipes, and the 50+ fins. With copper being a heavier metal than aluminum, the heatsink tips the scales at a whole 3 kilograms (roughly 6 lbs). The thermal properties of copper along with an element of aesthetic appeal would sell this product, which will be priced at US $99 when it releases next month.

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    3kg :eek: OMFG! I thought the Alu one was heavy. Bye bye mobo! I guess this will only work in desktop oriented chassis? Even then wont it fubar your board? Gonna need some sort of packing to stop it bending your mobo something wrotten.

    Isnt copper heatpipes and Alu fins the best combo though? Cus alu is better at dissipating heat? I would imagine this thing will be damn expensive.

    I didnt buy the 120 cus of its weight but thats ridiculous!
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    HOLY SHIT! must get one.... sell xigmatek now..
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    Wow, so copper fins cool better ?
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    Copper dissipates heat faster than almost all other metals.
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    It's beautiful, but copper doesn't cool as well as aluminum, and at 6 POUNDS? Talk about not being practical...

    It does a great job at keeping things at the same temperature as the inside of the case, but aluminum actually can keep things cooler than the ambient temperature around it. So if you've got great airflow, copper CAN be better than aluminum, but if you've got a hot case, an aluminum cooler should keep things safer than copper.
  7. btarunr

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    It does. Why do you think people make contact blocks essential parts of a cooler out of copper?
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    the weight would be fine for benching rigs or any system where the board sits flat and not upright.
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    Tis a fine looking filly i must say chaps ;p
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    But will it fit on an i7,.....Hummmmmm,......:)
  11. insider Guest

    It's time the metal tray inside the cases offer multiple screw in points so that heavier heatsinks can be installed and mounted through the motherboard and supported directly by the metal case tray instead...
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    Copper conducts heat better than aluminium but it corrodes faster hence why aluminium ones are used as well.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Now theres an idea for a mod :)

    Cooler bolts through board and metal tray.

    [​IMG] kinda
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    I need some benchy before going for this one. So sweet looking but the price is approaching liquid cooling or tec cooling.
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    That's the idea, they can just call it ATX+ case/board layout.
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    I have the aluminum one and it cools 3.8ghz at about 30 degrees, room temp.
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    That is totally untrue. No material alone can cool something below ambient, physics just doesn't allow it.
    1c3d0g says thanks.
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    Unless its an endothermic reaction
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    Just being a smartass here but.... if you use water cooling with one of the bong type cooling towers you can cool below ambient with only water and moving air thanks to evaporation.
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    Do want! :eek:
    I sure hope one or two of them reaches Denmark for me to buy :rockout:
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    ;) Newtekie is right. There could be materials that react endothermic with a substance to cool it, but who makes heatsinks out of them?
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    I did :cool:
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    And wouldn't reaction mean that there's nothing left of the reactants, end of it? Bye bye CPU?
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    I have special elements bta don't you know that :cool:
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    I have always heard that Copper absorbs heat better, while Aluminum releases it better.

    But, thats just what I hear.... ;)

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