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Windows 7: Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

24 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Can I use my Tuniq Tower 120 with this lot?

Hi all

I have a Tuniq Tower 120 on an LGA 775 board.

Does anyone know whether I can get the appropriate rear bracket to fit it on the Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard with an i7 920.

I checked Tuniq's site but they seem to have bought out a new tower for the i7 and I can't find any info on whether it'll fit or I need a bracket(or whether I can get one)

I would have thought the original 120 would do a good job cooling an i7 and I don't want to spend more than I need.

Anyone know anything or have any comments?

Thanks, John

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25 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

I don't own one.

A little web searching makes it look like Tuniq hasn't produced a backplate and retention bracket for this model for Socket 1366.

I suppose that they could if they wished. My cooler is a Thermalright Ultra 120. It was an existing product to which Thermalright added Socket 1366 support. (Works well on an I7 920 at 3.8 GHz.)
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25 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for your trouble Bob. Looks like I'll have to get a new one.
I'm looking at two overclocked i920 bundles from
One comes with a Noctua HSF and the other with a Corsair H50 self contained water block and radiator.
The one with the Corsair H50 is slightly cheaper but I can't seem to find any definitive answers as to whether they are good or not.
I'm using a slightly modded Cosmos S case-I had to move the side fan forward to make way for the Tuniq so it now sits in a perspex panel.
The H50 exhausts into the case but I have 3x120mm exhaust fans on the top so I'm thinking that it will take the heat out the top.

Any suggestion on which bundle to choose would be welcome:)

PS think I might start this as a new thread in general section
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25 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

You should try to find backplates for the 1156. We're in real trouble if 1366 backplates are still not available. I am really thinking about a Corsair H50 but they don't have 1156 support. There are only a few that offer support. It sucks.

Good luck, sorry I can't help but my guess is if you looked hard enough, you could find one for the 1366. The 120 is a very popular cooler.
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25 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

I'm hardly the cooler expert.

I recalled seeing a review of the H50. It's here:

Corsair H50 CPU cooler review

Looks like an effective cooler, although not superior to a good air cooler. I don't like the fact that it requires the 120mm fan for the radiator blow into the case, but that may not be a problem in practice.

The Noctua HSF looks like a good choice, if the size and weight aren't a problem. (My Thermalright Ultra 120 is heavier, though - 790g without the fan, versus 600g for the Noctua. That may not imply that the Thermalright has better performance. It lacks the direct heatpipe contact, for example.)

It's too bad about the Tower 120. I imagine that more or less generic backplates would exist for an LGA1366 mainboard, but the matching clamping plate for the cooler would be proprietary.
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