Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme & Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 Motherboard

thatguy2001

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Hi

I have a Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 Motherboard but have yet to purchase a CPU cooler as I am still making up my mind on what would be the best one to get. What I am wondering is this:

If I purchase the "Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme Heatsink" for my particular motherboard and my Intel quad core, do I need to also purchase the AM2 metal backplate or will the heatsink work right out of the box? I am not sure whether I need to purchase the backplate or not as it says the following on Thermalrights website:

"Motherboard compatibility List
(Both Ultra-120A and Ultra-120 eXtreme do not include a backplate for AM2&AM2+ systems. If you have motherboard manufactured by either Asrock or Gigabyte that utilizes the push pin method, you will need to make a separate purchase for an AM2 metal backplate.)"

Please help.

Thanks.
 

thatguy2001

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Thanks guys. I just wasn't completely sure and wanted to make sure.

I want to get the Xigmatek S1283 but I live in Australia and I can't seem to find it anywhere at all so I thought I would either go for the Arctic Freezer Pro 7 or the Thermalright. My case is the Antec 900 and I've heard the TRUE doesn't fit to well in the case without a bit of modding.

Is the Arctic Freezer Pro and good for a little overclocking, say a Q9450 to 3.0GHz or maybe some more?
 

urahozer

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+1 for the Q9450 i have that cpu on the X48 DS4 with a true 120 and it fits fine in my antec 900, only issue is i have it twisted about 10 degrees to the right so that my intake fan on the side panel doesnt vibrate agains the fan on my true120