Thermalright Ultra-90 K8


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 5/4/2006
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: Jab-Tech


Computers these days are generating more and more heat, and it's becoming harder to keep them reasonably quiet while keeping them cool. Watercooling is expensive, and aircooling can be noisy. With the Ultra-90, you get it all. Price, performance, and silence.



Thermalright's packaging has always been very simple.  A brown box with the Thermalright logo, and the model on the side, no specifications here!  Simple packaging isn't necessarily a bad thing, plus it keeps prices down. 



L45 x W102 x H147 (heatsink only)


435g (heatsink only)

Recommended Fan

Maker: Panaflo (Panasonic)
Model: FBL09A12M
Size: 92 x 92 x 25 (mm)
Bearing: Hydro Wave
Voltage: 12V
Speed: 2450 rpm
Air Flow: 48 CFM
Noise Level: 30.0 dBA
Weight: 110g (3.88 oz)

Compatible with: AMD Socket 754/939/940, Intel Socket LGA-775 (Socket T)

Let's take a closer look, shall we?

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Most Recent Comments

04-05-2006, 19:47:49

WC Annihilus
Not too bad. However, this review seemed fairly laid back or something, much more casual. Not necessarily a bad thing. Also, when talking about test setup and method, you should say how long you let it sit for idle and load. I know you photoed that into your screenshots, but I prefer it all being stated before the testing screenies. That's personal preference though. Besides that, nice job

Edit: Upon a more thorough reading, I'm sorry to say I've come to dislike it You misspelled necessarily and necessary. I really feel you should spell out everything fully instead of using all of those abbreviations. You should have capitalized Ballistix. The overall organization seemed off and it just doesn't seem to flow. This is not a flame or anything of the sort. I just have a bit of a habit of stating things very bluntly.Quote

04-05-2006, 21:55:43

I'm going to have to agree... The review only took a couple of hours for Nick to fully test and complete, doesn't seem long enough to be a solid official review.Quote

05-05-2006, 05:19:13

Review taken down for a bit of moderation. Will be back later.Quote

05-05-2006, 05:31:36

i dont think its too bad, idle and load times are shown nicely in a graph Quote

05-05-2006, 08:15:23

I think I corrected it all, and I re-enabled it. Take a look


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