Thermalright Show Off MUX-120 Cooler

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Thermalright MUX-120 CoolerThermalright MUX-120 CPU Cooler
 
Thermalright, regarded as probably one of the best air cooling product manufacturers of all time due to their legendary Ultra 120 extreme which has served it's purpose for a number of years now. Many were expecting it to live on through socket 1156 with a new mounting bracket, but it seems Thermaright have came up with an alternative method of cooling these new processors - the MUX-120. It look virtually identical to most of Thermalright's other coolers, a typical tower design, four 6mm heatpipes coming from the base and dissapating the heat from the CPU through it's 48 aluminum fins.
 
This is two fewer heatpipes, and 4 less fins than the Ultra 120 Extreme, but as the new CPUs run cooler, the performance should be very similiar. The 48 fins also carry the trademark bent edges that are said to minimize resistance. It is by no means a small cooler at 133 x 38 x 160 mm and it's not light weight either, at 670g including a 120mm fan. This is probably one of the only major differences from other coolers, an included X-Silent fan, which Thermalright claim pushes 41.8CFM at only 23.5dBA.
 
Thermalright MUX-120 Cooler
As usual, it includes all of the neccesary mounting hardware needed to install the cooler, however it is only for socket 1156 this time, unlike other coolers which support multiple sockets. Also bundled in is a tube of Chill Factor 2 thermal paste and hardware for mounting up to two 120mm fans on the cooler.
 
The cooler is expected to hit the market soon, although nobody knows what prices will be for sure. I'd guess around £35 - £40. Discuss in our Forums.
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16-10-2009, 07:23:06

Rastalovich
Plays the TotalWar series at a decent quality and fps.

16-10-2009, 09:39:55

Overslop

Plays the TotalWar series at a decent quality and fps.



Maybe the older ones, but certainly not Empire! ;)

30-12-2009, 09:09:57

Rastalovich
Upd8: Took the card out of the pc it was in - seemingly working fine, although the modded bit on the back appears to bypass the usual gfxcard bios showing u'd get on boot up and further card identification. Sneakingly think this was done to get it working in a Mac. - However 2 of the other caps were spewing goo (although yes it was still working).

Took it into work and got the other 2 caps replaced :p Reckon they're failing due to age. Only worry thing is that these are those "solid" caps every1 was raving about. Now replaced by oldschool caps :p

30-12-2009, 09:27:57

siravarice
Don't want an 8800GT do you? Got one here that doesn't work and this might be the reason.

30-12-2009, 09:44:21

Rastalovich
Yeah I'd take it for postage costs just as an excuse to rip it apart.

Only time will tell b4 we get jumped on for doing a trade outside of the trading section tho.

Perhaps if I get my lazy arse into fulfilling the trading requirements for the forum, we could sort something out.

02-01-2010, 05:02:50

siravarice
Haha yeah I know what you mean. I got a week ban for not doing that >< PM me and we can sort something out. I have loads of other stuff too

02-01-2010, 05:17:20

Msm2
Jumped On..... Siravarice put it in the FS&W section please.

02-01-2010, 05:27:15

siravarice
Yeah will do. Got to phone that number now!

04-01-2010, 09:05:25

kimmokaunela
That is a good card. I have that on my old machine. I remember when I was played hl2 on that :)

04-01-2010, 09:29:43

killablade
I have a XFX 7600GT Fatal1ty passively cooled around here somewhere... :)
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