The other night I took the plunge and ordered the T
xtreme (TRUE) Copper edition heatsink. Now that I'm going to possess the heaviest heatsink known to man I can die in peace. This thing weighs in at a WHOPPING 1900g (4.2 POUNDS)
At Computex 2008, Thermalright displayed three versions of the Ultra-120 eXtreme; original (aluminum), black, and copper. Not surprisingly, the copper version was the one most well received. Many hardcore Overclockers saw it to be the ultimate air cooling device. Inheriting from its predecessor, TRUE Copper has six highly efficient heatpipes with every vital part soldered to them to ensure the highest rate of heat transfer and durability. This is one of the features that you will see in each and every Thermalright heatsink.
TRUE Copperís weight exceeds all of our previous heatsinks. Due to this reason, we strongly suggest installing it on a horizontal platform. Even though in our test lab, TRUE Copper was taken out for a test drive on a vertical platform and ran without a glitch as the motherboard came out unscathed. But since not all motherboards are manufactured the same way in terms of thickness and degree of stress, Thermalright cannot guarantee the condition of your motherboard after TRUE Copper is installed for a certainly amount of time. If you insist installing on a vertical platform, please check to make sure your motherboard is sturdy enough.
As most experts would expect, TRUE Copper will be a limited edition to the eXtreme lineup due to the high cost of copper. If you pass up this chance, you may never see another TRUE work of art again so donít wait anymore and grab one for the collection.Brian y. at XtremeSystems
Could not leave the pic out of it in all it's glory
I'm not even gonna tell you what a 4600RPM fan pushing 220CFM does for this Joe Camel at XtremeSystems
wonder what a "push push pull pull" set-up would do ^ LMFAO
When my TRUEcu arrives, It'll be lapped, mounted vertically, and sandwiched between a push-pull config with two Noctua NF-P12s. To solve the weight problem, what do you think if I used some clear fishing wire or beading wire to tie the heatpipe endpoints to the roof of my case? *UPDATE*
Vapor (admin) from XtremeSystems had this to say:My concern about the weight isn't damage to the motherboard (they're surprisingly strong), but having poor contact with the CPU due to the cooler being torqued away from the CPU--this will lead to poorer temps than expected, and very likely poorer temps than the regular version of the TRUE.
Someone in the thread mentioned anchoring it to the motherboard-side of the top of the case and I think that'd be a pretty solid solution, it would provide weight support and also force back toward the CPU.
As for the P12s, I don't think they're the greatest fans in the world but I am using them in my cooler testing and a pair of them is definitely the 'sweetspot' for noise/performance in my opinion. A single one of them just performs miserably, but a pair of them performs better than a single S-Flex F (and are quieter), and are even within a couple of degrees of a dual S-Flex Fs. Maybe Yate Loon SLs would be comparable (albeit difficult to mount), or S-Flex Es, or 5V San Aces, but the Noctuas are well built, fairly quiet, and work great as a pair on this cooler.