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Old 07-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently I've decided that I'm going to upgrade my computer to an i7 920 build. I currently have an old unlapped TRUE 120 (original version) from over 2 years ago and was wondering if it is worth keeping.

If I were to keep it, I'd need to get an 1366 mounting kit and probably also lap it. (I've never lapped anything before)

I do plan on overclocking the 920 to roughly 3.8-4.0ghz.

Would I be better off just buying a new heatsink altogether? If so, which ones are recommended? I would like to keep the price around $50 - $75 if possible.

Edit: Here's the TRUE 120 I had originally bought.

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Old 07-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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TRUE 120 is still a very capable cooler, especially when lapped. I think even the original version is still in the top 10. I would just buy the adapter
my second choice would be the prolimatech Megahalems.

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Old 07-16-2010, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The TRUE 120 is an excellent cooler for the i7 920. You should definitely Lap it.

Heatsink Lapping Guide

and you should get an extra set of fan clips for a push / pull setup.

If you don't want to lap your TRUE yourself, I have 3 of them already lapped, we could work out a deal if your interested. I've got some pictures posted here

FS (3) Thermalright Ultra eXtreme 120 (TRUE)
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll probably buy the new mount and lap it myself. I figure I might as well learn sometime, and using a 2+ year old heatsink would be the place to start.

Any suggestions for fans? I've been looking around some forums and the Scythe GentleTyphoons are mentioned a lot. Should I grab a pair of those or are there better/cheaper alternatives?

Thanks for the help.
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